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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Next-gen Kia Carnival to be launched next year

While Kia has yet to reveal what the next-generation Carnival actually looks like--not even a sketch from the Korean carmaker's design studio is available--the president of its local distributor, Columbian Autocar Corporation, gave us a brief description of what it would look like.

At the media launch of the all-new Carens today, we talked to Ginia Domingo about how the Carens is the last mass-market model to use the design philosophy that was created by former Kia design chief--and now-president—Peter Schreyer. In the middle of our conversation, Domingo let slip how the newly launched compact MPV compares to the design of the next-generation full-size MPV.

"The design of the Carens is more feminine," said Domingo. "The next-generation Carnival, on the other hand, looks very masculine when compared to the Carens."

We take it to mean that the next-generation Carnival will abandon its traditional minivan look for a more modern and, well, aggressive approach. The most important information we got, however, is that the next-generation Carnival will go on sale "next year," according to Domingo.

Now you know.

Patrick Everett Tadeo
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TopGear.com.ph's resident writer lives and breathes the news. He might have burned a few bridges along the way just to give you the most relevant--and important--ones.
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