2022 Kia Carnival MPV Replaces Sedona Minivan
The all-new 2022 Kia Carnival Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) replaces the outgoing Sedona minivan and stakes a claim on the unoccupied space between SUV and family hauler. the Carnival arrives with a new
name and is the first vehicle to be sold in the U.S. with Kia’s new logo displayed on its hood. Penned at Kia’s California design studio, the Carnival wears a bold and boxy appearance akin to that found on the brand’s recent line of rugged utility vehicles - Telluride, Sorento, and Seltos. Inside, the three-row seven- or eight-passenger MPV delivers a premium level of refinement, technology, and flexibility along with with best-in-class passenger and cargo room.
The Carnival is motivated by a 3.5-liter V6 engine making a best-in-class 290 horsepower. This powertrain provides up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity for confident trailer, boat, or camper excursions. An expansive roster of standard Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is aimed at further boosting driver confidence.
“The Kia Carnival is here to disrupt a staid segment and proves once again what is possible when conventions are shattered,” said Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia Motors North America, Kia Motors America. “With its SUV-like character, our new multi-purpose vehicle delivers a combination of premium design, intelligent packaging, and an abundance of innovation in safety and technology. For these reasons, the Carnival is the first vehicle to proudly wear our all-new Kia badge and is a bold signal of things to come.”
The 2022 Carnival will be offered in four trim levels: LX, EX, SX, and SX-Prestige. This all-new MPV is expected to go on sale in the second quarter of this year.