The all-new 2019 Kia Carnival, also known as the updated Kia Sedona that is revealed this week at the New York motor show. The upcoming Carnival model is going to be launched on Australian market later this year. Both interior and exterior suffered few minor changes and new eight-speed automatic transmission is added.
It is a significant transformation from cheap to one exciting minivan. Furthermore, a rear-seat entertainment system is perhaps the highlight of a new 2019 Kia Carnival.
2019 Kia Carnival Design and Colors
The exterior is revised, mostly the front part with new LED headlights and fog lights. The front grille is also new and the overall body looks more sporty as a result. Kia is a well-known carmaker thanks to some beautiful exterior designs they made. Same stands for new Kia Carnival. One can choose wheels from 17 to 19-inch alloy design.
Some Carnival models come with power-sliding rear doors. This family minivan perhaps looks more like an SUV and the key is in some elements like a hood-line that is less sloppy and minimal creases on side panels. At the rear, the taillights come with a new signature, and tailgate suffered more chrome trim. It is a sporty-looking body with plenty of aluminum work and other lightweight materials.
A few color changes are happening too. Silky Silver is replacing Bright Silver, Beachwood pearl color is removed and midnight sapphire is replaced by a new celestial blue exterior paint.
2019 Kia Carnival Interior will get the Harman Kardon premium sound system
Inside the forthcoming 2019 Kia Carnival, the instrument cluster comes with new graphics and the center of the model looks modern as a result. Wi-Fi phone charged will feature on Carnival minivan for the first time. Second-row passengers now have a new option, it is an infotainment system with 10.1-inch touchscreen and it sits on the seat backs. Both displays are compatible with an Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The newest model will have a powerful Harman Kardon premium sound system with eight speakers. The newest Carnival minivan will benefit from a long list of safety features too. The list includes autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and stop/go function.
2019 Kia Carnival Engine and Fuel Economy
Fresh 2019 Kia Carnival comes with only one engine and it is the same unit for both U.S. and Australian market. It is a 3.3 V6 petrol engine that is capable of producing 276 HP and 248 lb-ft of torque. This drivetrain is coming with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The new shifter will deliver the better driving experience and improved fuel economy as well. The fuel rating is 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
2019 Kia Carnival Release Date and Cost
The Kia Carnival that is present at the New York Motor Show mostly applies to the U.S. model Sedona, but the Australian model will come with almost the same specifications.
The Carnival minivan will arrive later this year, and pricing details, for now, are unknown. Last year’s model cost $28,000 so we can expect a slight price increase. This price still makes the 2019 Kia Carnival one of the least expensive minivans on the market.