Kia Carnival Facelift Spotted Testing in India, Reveals L-Shaped Headlamps and Redesigned Grille

The Kia Carnival facelift in the Indian market is expected to feature the 198bhp, 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel diesel engine mated to an automatic transmission.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on December 26, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Kia unveiled the new Kia Carnival (KA4) at the 2023 Auto Expo, revealing the vehicle's new grille with brushed silver inserts, rectangular projector headlamps with integrated LED DRLs, wraparound two-piece LED tail lights, and dual-tone alloy wheels. While the fourth-generation Carnival has been on sale in the international market for about 3 years, the firm is expected to launch the Carnival facelift in India next year. The price of the refreshed model could start in the range of Rs 32 lakh to Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom) in our market. 

To refresh your memory, Kia India discontinued the previous-generation Carnival MPV and delisted the model from its website in June 2023, the reason of which is attributed to its non-compliance with BS6 Phase II emission norms. 

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Kia Carnival Facelift: Exterior

Now, the new-generation Kia Carnival has been spied testing in the country. Though camouflaged, the test mule shows vertically stacked L-shaped headlamps with LED daytime running lights at the front, and the characteristic tiger nose grille is now wider than before. The front bumper also has been redesigned to make the car look rugged. 

Kia Carnival Facelift Spotted In India

At the rear, the L-shaped treatment continues as well, with the taillights connected by an LED light bar. The tailgate and rear bumper have been updated too. A new alloy wheel design is also likely. In terms of size, the Carnival facelift will be larger than its predecessor. For reference, the Kia KA4 showcased at the Auto Expo measures 5,156mm long and 2,266mm wide. 

Kia Carnival Facelift: Interior

Interior-wise, the updated Carnival could offer twin curved displays for infotainment and instrumentation, both measuring 12.3 inches. Additionally, it is also expected to come with a heads-up display, multiple sunroofs, EV9-derived seats, revamped AC controls, a digital rear-view camera, a digital key, powered front seats, a premium sound system, a wireless charger, multiple airbags, and ADAS. Overseas, the car is offered in 7-, 9-, and 11-seater configurations. It is unclear which of these will make its way here. 

Kia Carnival Facelift: Powertrain

Expect the 198bhp, 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel diesel mated to an automatic transmission for the India-spec Carnival facelift. Meanwhile, the international-spec Carnival receives three distinct engine options: 3.5-litre petrol, 1.6-litre petrol-electric, and 2.2-litre diesel. More details are yet to be made public.

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Upon launch in India, the facelifted version of the Carnival will rival the likes of the Toyota Innova Hycross. 


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