PH launch of all-new Kia Carnival to take place in Q1 2022

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by Drei Laurel | Jan 12, 2022
The all-new Kia Carnival
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As far as minivans go, the Kia Carnival has long been one of the most well-rounded packages in the segment. Its practical configuration and stylish appearance made it a sensible choice, and the South Korean car manufacturer built further upon this formula with the release of the all-new version in 2020.

Now, Kia Philippines has announced it will be bringing the latest-generation Carnival to the Philippine market. No exact launch date has been provided, but the company has confirmed that the vehicle is slated for a local introduction in the first quarter of 2022.

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Details remain non-existent regarding local specs and pricing, but Kia Philippines has shared a few things about the minivan and its feature set. Second-row seats with ottoman leg rests, power adjustment, and ventilation will be available. The same goes for a sunroof and an infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility.

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As we said, there’s still no word regarding specs. In its home market of South Korea, the Carnival is available with three engine options: A 3.5-liter direct-injection V6 with 290hp and 355Nm, a 3.5-liter multi-point injection V6 with 268hp and 332Nm, and a 2.2-liter diesel capable of up to 199hp and 440Nm of torque.

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Kia Philippines says more details regarding the all-new Carnival’s local launch will be made available soon. Is this something you’ll be checking out at a dealership when it comes out?

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