2025 Kia Carnival interior.

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Kia is revising the Kia Carnival minivan for its 2025 model year.

They’ve done a good job at making the new model look pretty new. Although it’s mostly a new face, new rear lights, and a new dashboard inside. Which actually works. It already seems newer than it is.

Inside, the new dash now incorporates a screen that looks very similar to all other new Kia models. (as well as Hyundai and Genesis). It looks pretty generic but also a lot more like the Kia EV9. Which matches that new “EV9 wannabe ” face.

While the Korean market will get a new Hybrid version, I doubt it will be coming to North America, where the big old V6 will probably still be the only option available.

Conversation 2 comments

  1. totally sucks that it looks like HVAC controls are now shared with radio controls and there is no way to adjust the rear HVAC unless probably on the screen. To me it looks nice but a total step backwards on functionality

  2. The new front end looks a lot like the upcoming Santa Fe, & it makes the whole van look huge. I liked the old front end, especially the pixel looking grille. Reminds me of the sentinels in X-MEN Days of Future Past

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