- The 2022 Carnival replaces the Sedona as Kia’s minivan offering.
- It features optional second-row seating that looks like it was pulled right out of a luxury plane.
- No pricing was announced but the Carnival will go on sale during Q2 of this year.
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I dare anyone to call the 2022 Kia Carnival an “uncool minivan” after reading this blog.
We first saw the redesigned Sedona minivan — which is what Kia calls the Carnival in other markets — last June and were impressed with its boxy, SUVish looks. Now, Kia has scrapped the Sedona nameplate altogether and is going with “Carnival” moving forward.
The new Carnival uses a 290-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6, according to a press release. But that’s not the most exciting part. That title would go to the optional “VIP Lounge Seating” treatment for the second row, which includes leg extensions, wing-out headrests, and a recline position that rivals the most luxurious airline seats.
Kia still hasn’t announced pricing for the new Carnival, but you can expect it to go on sale at some point during Q2 of this year.
Keep reading to see more of the interior and those seats.