All-New Kia Carnival Facelift Launch Set for Festive Season 2024


The impending Kia Carnival makeover has generated a lot of buzz in the automotive community, particularly since it was recently spotted driving about in full view on Indian roads. The fourth-generation Carnival is scheduled to debut during the holiday season in September and October of 2024. It is expected to bring with it a number of improvements and additions that will considerably improve its status in the premium MPV class.

Kia Carnival

A New Look: The Kia Carnival Facelift’s Exterior Design

In its pre-facelift guise, the new Kia Carnival, also known as the KA4, made its début in India at the Auto Expo 2023. But the most recent spy photos show a more sophisticated and modern style that closely resembles the Kia EV9’s appearance.

Front-End Remodelling
The Carnival has undergone significant renovations, with one of the most obvious being the front end. The MPV currently has the following features:

  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) in the shape of an inverted L: These offer the car a unique appearance and improve its visibility on the road.
  • LED headlights that are vertically stacked: These modern headlamps offer improved lighting and are both fashionable and practical.
  • Bigger Grille: The grille now has a more aggressive posture due to its larger size and greater gaps between the pieces.
  • Redesigned Front Bumper: To further enhance the vehicle’s tough appearance, the front bumper now has a tiny air intake encircled by a fake brushed aluminium skid plate.

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Back-end Improvements
Not unaffected is the Carnival’s back end either. Among the updates are:

  • Vertically Stacked Taillamps: Connected by LED lighting components, the taillamps now follow the same design language as the Seltos and Sonet facelifts.
  • Repositioned Number Plate Housing: To provide a more streamlined appearance, the number plate has been shifted down on the tailboard.
  • Redesigned Rear Bumper: The rear bumper matches the overall style with its combination of fake silver trim and matte black plastic.

Interior Improvements: Inside the New Kia Carnival, What to Expect

Even though the spy photos did not show the inside, the global-spec model indicates that there will be substantial improvements. The cabin is expected to have a number of cutting-edge amenities and be both opulent and technologically sophisticated.

Kia Carnival Interior

Cutting Edge Displays
The new Carnival is anticipated to have the following key components on the dashboard: A smooth user experience is offered by the two 12.3-inch screens: one for the touchscreen infotainment system and the other for the digital instrument cluster.

Increased Convenience and Comfort
The following features are probably going to be included to the revamped Carnival:

  • Head-Up Display: This aids in keeping the driver’s attention on the road by projecting important information onto the windscreen.
  • Having an air purifier in the cabin ensures a healthier and cleaner atmosphere.
  • With a wireless charger, travellers can charge their gadgets without having to deal with messy wires.
  • Ambient Lighting: Adding a touch of customisation to the lighting in the cabin.
  • Several climatic zones within the car may be individually controlled with multi-zone climate control.
  • A good and unhindered view of the rear is provided by the digital inside rearview mirror (IRVM).

Options for Rear Entertainment
Two 14.6-inch full-HD monitors for the second-row passengers may be added to the Carnival as an extra, offering excellent entertainment on lengthy journeys.

Superior Safety Features: Emphasising Passenger Protection

Kia places a high priority on safety, and the new Carnival is anticipated to show this with an extensive array of safety features. The Carnival’s suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) might consist of the following:

  • Keeping a safe distance behind the car in front of you is the goal of adaptive cruise control.
  • Assisting the driver in making safe lane changes.
  • 360-Degree Camera: This feature makes parking and manoeuvring easier by giving the driver an aerial view of the area around the car.
  • By identifying and minimising loss of traction, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) improves the stability of the vehicle.
  • Child seat attachment is made secure using ISOFIX anchors.

Engine Choices: Efficiency and Performance Come Together

It is anticipated that the Indian-spec Kia Carnival would continue to be powered by the reliable 2.2-liter diesel engine. This four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, when combined with an automatic gearbox, generates about 198 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque. Although the Carnival’s international versions come with a 1.6-liter turbo-petroleum hybrid and a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine, it is doubtful that they will be available in the Indian market. The emphasis will continue to be on the strong and effective diesel engine, which has shown to be well-liked by Indian customers.

Closing the Gap in Premium MPV Pricing and Market Positioning

It is anticipated that the 2019 Kia Carnival facelift would cost about 30 lakh (ex-showroom). This puts it in a competitive position within the premium MPV market, closing the price difference between the ₹1.20 crore Toyota Vellfire and the Toyota Innova Hycross, which are both priced between ₹25.97 lakh and ₹30.98 lakh.

Kia Carnival


In short, the Indian market is expected to be greatly impacted by the impending Kia Carnival makeover. With its eye-catching new look, improved interior amenities, cutting-edge security systems, and dependable operation, it looks to provide an appealing package for those looking for a high-end MPV.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is based on available sources and may not be 100% accurate.

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