The Kia Carnival has always been praised for its striking appearance, and it’s about to become even more attractive with a refresh for the 2025 model year. Kia has unveiled images of the Korea-spec Carnival, showcasing new front and rear designs, updated wheels, and the introduction of a new trim level named “Gravity” that flaunts a sleek blacked-out color scheme.
At the front, the Carnival exhibits a bolder presence with its revamped grille texture and enlarged headlights featuring futuristic LED accent strips.
The rear end is equally impressive, sporting new taillights with LED strips that extend almost the full width of the vehicle and gracefully cascade down into the fender. Notably, the model showcased in the images boasts eye-catching silver and black wheels adorned with a captivating geometric pattern.
Kia is also debuting the Gravity trim, characterized by black accents adorning the wheels, window surrounds, and various trim elements. As of now, it remains uncertain whether this variant will make its way to the United States or what nomenclature it might adopt if it does.
While interior photos have yet to be released, it’s plausible that Kia might introduce updates within the cabin, potentially enhancing features and modernizing the Carnival’s infotainment system. New upholstery and trim options could also be in the pipeline.
In terms of powertrain, no significant alterations are anticipated. The 2025 Carnival is expected to retain its 3.5-liter V-6 engine, exclusively available with front-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
More details regarding the U.S.-specific version of the 2025 Carnival are anticipated to emerge in the forthcoming months. Prospective buyers in the United States can anticipate its arrival either in late 2023 or early 2024.