2024 KIA Carnival Hybrid
According to a report, a new hybrid (HEV) version of the Carnival is under development in South Korea and has been exploring public roads.
This is a bit exciting as most people will jump at the chance to burn less fuel/save money at the pump in a prominent people hauling machine.
2024 KIA Carnival Hybrid
A hybrid-Electric Carnival will be built at Kia’s Sohari plant, which is expected to be refitted to accommodate the manufacture of hybrid and full-electric vehicles from early next year.
Given that the Carnival and Sorento share the same platform, it’s possible that human propulsion could adopt the Sorento Hybrid powertrain, which uses a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine combined with a 1.5kWh battery and a 40kW electric motor for total output from 169kW.
2024 KIA Carnival Interior
The Carnival dashboard and front seat area are modern and accommodating. The large center console offers plenty of small item storage.
At the same time, the optional Mercedes-style dual-screen infotainment system with a digital gauge display gives you easy access to the van’s connectivity features.
The high-end SX Prestige trim comes with leather upholstery and can be reserved with reclining second-row seats with pop-up footrests.
Although these “VIP Seats” provide a relaxing way for passengers to spend hours on long trips, unfortunately, they cannot be removed or stored on the floor as in rival minivans, which limits Carnival’s maximum cargo space.
A panoramic sunroof is optional and provides a large opening in the second row so children can get some fresh air.
In our test, we put 14 carry-on suitcases behind the third row of seats and 48 with all the seats folded. That’s a ton of cargo space.
While one 8.0-inch infotainment screen is standard, a 12.3-inch dual-screen spanning two-thirds of the Carnival dashboard is optional, with one serving as a digital gauge display and the other performing infotainment tasks.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standards. Up to nine USB ports fill the Carnival cabin. The rear-seat entertainment system is optional starting from the SX trim, but the Bose 12-speaker stereo is limited to the top-spec SX Prestige trim.
2024 KIA Carnival Features
Blind Point Display Monitor
The available Blind Point Display Monitor projects your blind spot live feed onto the instrument cluster when you trigger a turn signal.
When paired with standard Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, the system helps avoid potential collisions by guiding the vehicle in its current lane.
Highway Drive Assistance
Available systems use sensors and cameras, combined with navigation and traffic data, to assist the driver in steering, accelerating, decelerating, and maintaining traffic flow.
Smart Cruise Control
The systems available can help maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front and bring you to a stop in traffic. Navigation-based information can also adapt to upcoming changes in speed limits and corners.
Secure Exit Assistance
Before your passengers’ exit, standard Safe Exit Assist can scan for approaching hazards, sound warnings, and even stop sliding doors to help avoid dangers.
Rear Passenger Warning with Ultrasonic Sensors
This standard feature can alert you if the rear seat is filled when exiting the vehicle or notify your compatible device if the car senses movement inside while you are away.
Advanced Collision Avoidance Assistance
Standard Advanced Collision Avoidance Assistance with Pedestrian Detection uses sensors and cameras to scan the road ahead for dangers, alert drivers, and even brake to help prevent collisions when a threat is detected.
Available Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist w/ Junction Turning and Cyclist Detection can be helpful when turning through intersections or sharing the road with cyclists.
Blind Spot Help
Suppose there are other vehicles in your blind spot. In that case, the standard Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist-Rear will notify you of that and can help avoid collisions by actively keeping your truck away from adjacent vehicles. It can also provide a helpful warning when exiting a parallel parking lot.
Rear Traffic Collision Avoidance
If a collision is imminent when you reverse from a parking lot, standard Rear Traffic Collision Avoidance can alert the driver or step on the brakes to help intervene. Front and rear parking sensors also warn when approaching an obstacle.
Parking Collision Avoidance Assistance
Assist-Reverse Collision Avoidance Standard Parking uses a rear-view camera and ultrasonic sensors to recognize nearby obstacles. If a collision is anticipated, the system triggers a warning and can activate the brakes to prevent a crash.
2024 KIA Carnival Price and Release Date
The 2024 Kia Carnival is expected to start at $34,600. And the 2024 Kia Carnival Hybrid is scheduled to go into production in October 2023.