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.