Kia is updating the Carnival minivan with a new look for the front and rear ends.
We don't know about interior updates at this point, but it may receive some new features.
Look for U.S. specs on the the 2025 Carnival to be released within the next few months.
The Kia Carnival's looks were already one of its strong suits, and the minivan is getting an update for the 2025 model year that gives it an even more attractive appearance. Kia released photos of the Korea-spec Carnival with new front- and rear-end designs, plus different wheels and a new trim level called Gravity with a blacked-out color scheme.
Up front, the new grille texture and the larger headlights with futuristic-looking LED accent strips make a stronger statement. The taillights are also new and feature LED strips that stretch nearly the width of the car, while also extending downward into the fender. We're particularly partial to the silver and black wheels on the pictured model, which feature a cool geometric pattern.
Kia is also introducing a new trim level called Gravity that has black accents including the wheels, the window surrounds, and other bits of trim. We don't know if this version will come to the U.S., or what name it would use if it does.
Photos of the interior haven't been released yet, so we're not sure if it will include updates as well. We wouldn't be surprised if Kia introduced some new features or updated the Carnival's infotainment screen as part of this facelift. Some new upholstery and trim options might also be added.
We don't expect changes to the Carnival's powertrain, which is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that's available only with front-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Look for Kia to release more details on the U.S.-spec version of the 2025 Carnival within the coming months. It should go on sale on our shores either late this year or early in 2024.
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