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Kia reveals the 2022 Carnival for the US market!

Kia will no longer name it the Sedona, the redesigned minivan will be called Carnival and offered as a 3.5L V-6 engine and optional recliner-style second-row seats.

2022 Kia Carnival Front

Kia has released details for the 2022 Carnival minivan, which replaces the Sedona in the US Market. It shall come with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, and will offer seating for seven or eight passengers, and comes in LX, EX, and SX trim levels. The Carnival will arrive at American dealerships in the second quarter of 2021.

2022 Kia Carnival Rear

The latest generation of Kia's minivan will wear a new emblem when it lands in the U.S. Market. Compared with its predecessor 'Sedona', the Carnival will offer a more stylish look, more power, additional cargo space, and new features.

2022 Kia Carnival Interior

The Kia Carnival 2022 shall have an eight-seater setup which is standard, with a second-row bench that has a configurable middle seat that can slide closer to the front seats or fold to become a table. Second-row captain's chairs are optional, and the top SX-Prestige trim level has a special setup with power-adjustable recliner-style captain's chairs with an ottoman and special headrest. Unlike the standard setup, though, these so-called VIP Lounge seats are not removable.

The Carnival's interior looks more upscale than the outgoing model (Sedona), and the showcased model has an interesting shade of brown leather upholstery. An 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment screen is standard, with both a larger 12.3-inch touchscreen and a digital gauge cluster screen optional. There are also available dual entertainment screens for rear passengers that have smartphone-mirroring capabilities. Standard and optional family-friendly features include an intercom system, power sliding doors and a power tailgate, a camera that offers a view of the rear passengers, and various rear-seat USB ports and power outlets.