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To add to this, here is the Australian brochure for the new Carnival. This might be more applicable to the US market than the Korean market version.

It provides a good features comparison of the 4 trim levels offered there (likely the same here).

https://www.kia.com/content/dam/kwcms/au/en/images/pdf/carnival/kia-carnival-brochure.pdf
I really hope we don't end up with just the small '4.2" Colour TFT Supervision Instrument Cluster with 3 Theme Selection' vs the 12" screen that's available on the KR model. The pre-prod model shown at the US dealership in SoCal seems to indicate that the 12" screen may be an option for us.
 

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This is Canadian, but he seems confident that they should be in dealerships by March.
That's encouraging that CA is getting the dual 12" screens! Very interested in what the GPS Nav autonomous driving thing is that he was referencing.
 

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I really hope we don't end up with just the small '4.2" Colour TFT Supervision Instrument Cluster with 3 Theme Selection' vs the 12" screen that's available on the KR model. The pre-prod model shown at the US dealership in SoCal seems to indicate that the 12" screen may be an option for us.
I share the same sentiment. It's a big difference/upgrade having the full 12" screen for the instrument cluster. Being able to see the blindspot camera feed show up when the warning goes off is a great use of that screen. I'm sure there are many other driver benefits to this feature.

Unlike the Aussie market where the Kia Carnival is the clear segment leader, over here Toyota, Honda and Chrysler dominate, so I really hope Kia puts their best foot forward with this new Carnival rather than omitting some features at launch. A strong first impression is needed. They've already made a great decision in terms of how the vehicle is design to be a pseudo-SUV. Here's to hoping!
 
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