The 2022 Kia Carnival now has an entry on that nice betrayer of future automobile data, the U.S. Division of Power’s fueleconomy.gov website. It confirms that the Carnival could have a 3.5-liter V-6 engine backed by an eight-speed computerized transmission. Oh, and it spills the beans on the 2022 Carnival’s EPA fuel-economy figures, which are available at 19 mpg metropolis, 26 mpg freeway, and 22 mpg mixed, up from the 18/24/21 provided by the present Sedona’s 3.3-liter V-6.
We reached out to Kia Motors America for extra data on the title change, they usually had no official assertion as of but. Kia’s minivan has been often called the Carnival within the dwelling market since its 1998 introduction, with the Sedona title utilized in North America, Nice Britain, and some different markets.
Frankly, we’re a bit stunned that Kia would commerce the Sedona title, which conjures up photographs of epic household holidays throughout the barren fantastic thing about the American Southwest, for one which makes us consider creepy calliope music and dozens of clowns pouring forth from the Carnival’s easy flanks. However perhaps that is simply us. And this is not the one large title change Kia’s undertaken of late—the long-serving Optima midsize sedan had its known-quantity title dropped in favor of “K5” (additionally used elsewhere on this planet) lately.
In any occasion, we needn’t wait for much longer for extra particulars past the EPA’s disclosures. The good-looking new Carnival is already on sale in South Korea and will arrive on American shores later this yr.