Kia has been pretty busy updating its vehicles. Just a week after teasing us with a sketch of the next-generation Carnival, it has now given us our first look at the new minivan’s exterior design. And after finally seeing the upcoming its full rendered form, we can say this: The new Carnival does look more like an SUV now.
The Carnival’s exterior has undergone a major overhaul from the front to the rear, and you’d be forgiven if you thought this was an entirely new nameplate. Gone is the vehicle’s smooth and curvy physique; it now sports more aggressive lines and sharp edges all around.
Compared with the outgoing model, the front fascia features a much sleeker-looking tiger-nose grille that now looks closer to those of its recently launched stablemates. The headlamps, foglights, and front bumper have a more aggressive look as well. On its sides, the Carnival gets more visible lines and defined wheel arches and C-pillars.
It gets a lot of changes out back as well, highlighted by the new taillight that now stretches across the width of the vehicle. Finally, the rear bumper is accentuated by a skid plate.
Kia has yet to reveal images of the interior, but for now, at least we’ve gotten an idea of what this next-gen minivan will eventually look like in the metal. What do you think? Do you like the Carnival’s new aggressive look?