Kia is updating its minivan platform with a new look and a new name

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sedona, New features, Technology on Thursday, February 18th, 2021 at 12:24 pm
A silhouetted photo of the new 2022 Kia Carnival.

Is Kia canceling the Kia Sedona in 2022? 

There are a lot of changes coming to the global automotive industry. Kia is responding to these changes in a unique way. Early reports that Kia is canceling the Kia Sedona in 2022 are a bit misleading. Our manufacturing partner is doing away with the Sedona name, but Kia will still continue to produce a minivan platform. Starting later this year, Team Gunther Kia customers looking for the expansive cargo volume and generous seating options offered by a minivan will be looking at the Kia Carnival. The biggest difference between the new 2022 Carnival and previous versions of the Kia Sedona will come in the former’s new bold exterior design that will complement the automaker’s new crossover SUV lineup. Let’s take a look at a few things we know about the Kia Carnival before it’s officially unveiled to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 23. 

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What is different about the 2022 Carnival? 

It wasn’t all that long ago that minivans like the Kia Sedona ruled the roads. Times may have changed, but the minivan is still the best way to move large numbers of people and/or a lot of cargo.

Kia is one of the few remaining automakers operating in the United States that still competes in the minivan segment. When the 2022 Carnival goes on sale later this year, it will share the same bold and rugged aesthetic that is already employed by the Telluride, redesigned Sorento and new Seltos. Also, the new Carnival with the first of the automaker’s platforms to wear its recently redesigned company emblem. 

Obviously, we’ll know more when the 2022 Kia Carnival on Tuesday after the official debut presentation. Kia, however, has given us a few small pieces of information that are more than enough to get the Team Gunther Kia product experts pretty excited.

According to our manufacturing partner, the 2022 Carnival will offer best-in-class cargo volume dimensions as well as a class-leading V-6 engine that will produce nearly 300 horsepower.  

It also seems like a given that the 2022 Kia Carnival will be equipped with the latest safety and connectivity technology the automaker has to offer. This will include a wide array of active driver-assistance systems, including a segment-exclusive Blind-Spot View Monitor. 

You will be able to watch the unveiling presentation of the 2022 Kia Carnival by clicking on the link in the tweet embedded in the post. If you like what you see, make an appointment with a Team Gunther Kia product expert today to start the pre-ordering process.