Kia unveils 2025 Carnival Hybrid: Kia, a South Korean carmaker, has unveiled a new version of its Carnival MPV with a new hybrid powertrain, dubbed ‘Carnival HEV.’ The model, which was first spotted in October of last year, made its global debut at the ongoing Chicago Auto Show.
Carnival HEV, a facelift, will be available in the United States and other international markets later this year. However, it is unclear whether Kia will launch the MPV in India.
It is powered by a 1.6-litre turbo-hybrid engine paired with an electric motor generating 72 bhp. In contrast, the total combined power output is approximately 242 bhp, with a torque output of 367 Nm. Furthermore, because of the electric motor, torque can be applied immediately rather than gradually while waiting for the turbocharger to spool up. Meanwhile, the gearbox is a six-speed automatic.
Features inside the cabin include a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that can be combined with an optional 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster; a computerised rearview mirror system and an optional full-colour head-up display; a rotary shifter; two 14.6-inch entertainment screens for passengers in the backseat; Digital Key 2 for connecting smart devices; and a redesigned dashboard and centre console with fewer physical buttons.
Kia Carnival HEV will be available in four trims: LSX, EX, SX, and SX Prestige. The top trim level is the SX Prestige, followed by the LSX variant.
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