Along with the EV9, one other Kia mannequin that was on the latest Singapore Motorshow was the facelifted Carnival. The refreshed MPV, which made its world debut final October, was previewed forward of an official launch later this 12 months.
The automotive proven incorporates a hybrid powertrain just like the one within the Sorento Hybrid, which consists of a 1.6 litre turbocharged inline-four petrol engine paired with an electrical motor for a complete system output of 245 PS (242 hp or 180 kW) and 367 Nm of torque.
This new-for-the-Carnival setup is predicted to exchange the two.2 litre four-cylinder turbodiesel with 202 PS (199 hp or 149 kW) and 441 Nm within the pre-facelift Carnival that has since been discontinued in Singapore, possible for extra beneficial COE banding underneath the nation’s Vehicular Emissions Scheme (VES).
The preview car incorporates a 2-2-3 seat structure with the second row having two powered captain chairs so passengers can absolutely recline, though sliding changes are nonetheless a handbook affair. The third-row bench may be folded away in a 60:40 break up to create a flat boot house.
One notable change to the inside which might be a part of the facelift embody a brand new contact panel underneath the infotainment display that’s much like the one in EV6, whereby the local weather and media controls are built-in right into a single unit – you faucet a button on the panel to change between them. Past this, the remainder of the inside seems largely much like earlier than.
As for the outside, there’s a brand new face that’s harking back to the Sorento facelift and EV9 with vertically-oriented LED headlamps which might be framed by T-shaped daytime operating lights. The latter extends into the highest part of the reprofiled grille with a brand new insert sample, whereas the rear will get new taillights that mimic the entrance DRLs by hugging the corners of the MPV and increasing into the tailgate.
In Malaysia, the Carnival remains to be offered in pre-facelift kind with the two.2 litre turbodiesel engine and a alternative of seven, eight or 11 seats. The MPV is a locally-assembled (CKD) mannequin right here nevertheless it hasn’t been revealed after we will get the facelifted model. Do you just like the look of the brand new Carnival? Ought to we additionally get the hybrid powertrain?
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