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Hi

New member here and glad to say what a great community!

Due to a growing family, I have been shopping around for a 7-8 seater car, test drove a 2022 Kia Carnival, and family loved it. I proceeded to place an order for a 2022 Kia Carnival Platinum in November this year, howver I was warned/told that the wait would be around 12-18 months for the petrol version. The reason being that there is a semiconductor shortage and Kia cannot start manufacturing these cars until the shortage is resolved.

I am from Australia, however I am wondering if this is only affecting the Australian market because I am seeing some members in here receiving their 2023 Kia Carnivals.

12-18 months wait is quite a long wait, and we never know what will happen. Have twin babies due in May '23 so we're hoping we can get the Carnival by then. Would be good to know if the wait is standard globally?

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We got a 2023 at the end of June this year. Bought it from the dealer as it was arriving to them from the port. (Virginia - USA). Had to pay a $5 or $6k markup through the dealer though, but we had the same situation with baby #3 coming in July and no room for 3 car seats in our old vehicles.
 

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Surely someone has some information from Kia when they will start manufacturing the Carnival? Kia is still playing ads for the Carnival, dealers taking deposits yet not being to fulfill orders sith no ETA in sight.
 
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