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Kia Gives The 2025 Carnival Minivan And K5 A New Face

12 Feb 2024
  • What are the design features and specifications of the 2025 Kia Carnival?
  • What are the design features and specifications of the 2025 Kia K5 Sedan?

Kia is set to turn heads at the 2024 Chicago Auto Show with the debut of the redesigned 2025 Carnival minivan and the refreshed K5 sedan. The Carnival, in particular, sports a bold new look, adopting a more SUV-like appearance with a squared-off face and an array of modern features. The K5, while not undergoing as dramatic a transformation, still receives a facelift and a significant update under the hood. Let's delve into the exciting details of these upcoming Kia models.

The 2025 Kia Carnival: A Fresh Face and Hybrid Powertrain

The 2025 Kia Carnival: A Fresh Face and Hybrid Powertrain

The most noticeable change in the 2025 Carnival is its striking exterior transformation. The minivan now boasts a robust and chiseled design, featuring Kia's large rectangular grille, cube headlights, and the distinctive "Star Map" LED running lights. The overall effect gives the Carnival a pronounced SUV aesthetic, setting it apart from conventional minivan styling.

The interior of the Carnival is equally impressive, offering a generous 145.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the second and third rows removed. Passengers are treated to luxurious second-row accommodations with reclining seats and footrests. The optional Connected Car Rear Cockpit entertainment suite adds a touch of modernity, featuring multiple 14.6-inch HD monitors for an enhanced in-cabin experience.

In the front cabin, the Carnival receives a tech-infused upgrade with a new dash and center console. The layout, while reminiscent of the previous model, incorporates more technology with fewer tactile buttons and a rotary shifter in place of the traditional stalk. Kia's Connected Car Navigation Cockpit introduces faster processing times, frequently used features on an accessible screen, Digital Key 2 for smart device integration as car keys, and over-the-air updates.

Under the hood, the 2025 Carnival offers a new hybrid powertrain option. This system pairs a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine with a 54kW motor, generating an impressive 242 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. The power is delivered through a six-speed automatic transmission, providing a dynamic driving experience. Notably, this is not a plug-in hybrid, so there is no electric-only range. For those who prefer a traditional powertrain, the familiar 3.5-liter V6 is still available, albeit with a slightly reduced output of 287 hp and 350 Nm of torque.

The 2025 K5 Sedan: A Subtle Facelift and Enhanced Performance

The 2025 K5 Sedan: A Subtle Facelift and Enhanced Performance

While the 2025 K5 sedan does not undergo as dramatic a transformation as the Carnival, it still receives a refreshing facelift and notable updates. The front fascia retains the familiar grille shape but incorporates larger corner vents, creating a more aggressive appearance. The headlights feature the eye-catching "Star Map" LED signature, resembling lightning bolts on the K5's fenders. The rear end sees new taillights, a revised lower fascia, and a trunk with an integrated spoiler.

Inside the K5, a new cluster of controls below the climate vents in the center enhances the driver's experience. Kia introduces additional standard features on certain trims, such as the EX, which includes an upgraded Bose stereo, a 10-way power driver seat, a heated steering wheel, and the Digital Key system.

The most significant change under the K5's hood is the introduction of a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, replacing the previous 1.6-liter turbo in non-GT models. This powerplant boosts power to 191 hp, providing a modest increase over the outgoing model. The GT variant, featuring a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine, maintains its spirited performance with 290 hp.

Both the 2025 Carnival and K5 are set to make their public debut at the 2024 Chicago Auto Show, which opens its doors to the public on February 10. Pricing details for these exciting models are yet to be announced but are expected closer to their on-sale date later this year. With their fresh faces, innovative features, and performance upgrades, Kia's 2025 Carnival and K5 are poised to make a lasting impression in the automotive market.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.


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The New MINI Cooper 5 Door

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The New MINI Cooper 5 Door

A few months after the launch of the new MINI Cooper 3 Door, the five-door Cooper is now joining the new MINI family. The MINI Cooper 5 Door is characterised by the brand's typical driving fun, extended space, and distinctive functionality. These make the five-seater an exceptional phenomenon in its segment, together with its unique design - a combination of tradition and modern, purist styling - and innovative assistance systems.

The body dimensions are almost identical to those of its predecessor and underline the basic idea behind every MINI: To create as much space as possible on a small footprint. In the case of the MINI Cooper 5 Door, this means an interior that offers enough space for five passengers. All of which benefits the occupants in terms of comfort and space. Short overhangs, clear surfaces and expressive accents also give the new MINI Cooper 5 Door its unmistakable charisma. Inside, digital innovations and an immersive user experience take the MINI DNA to a new level.

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