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We picked up our SXP about 3 weeks ago. Before that time and after, we've not seen a single Carnival on the road. We live in the suburbs of Minneapolis/StPaul MN. Has anyone seen other Carnivals around town? I think it's due to it being new and the availability being scarce. I don't think it's because it's a crappy car and nobody wants one.
 

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We picked up our SXP about 3 weeks ago. Before that time and after, we've not seen a single Carnival on the road. We live in the suburbs of Minneapolis/StPaul MN. Has anyone seen other Carnivals around town? I think it's due to it being new and the availability being scarce. I don't think it's because it's a crappy car and nobody wants one.
Yes - inventory is very scarce. Dealers are getting 10% of the deliveries they used to before the pandemic started. Enjoy being the only new kid on the block for now. In another year, you'll see them everywhere.
 

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We live in the suburbs of the twin cities as well. Saw my first "in the wild" carnival just Tuesday. It was a black one with dealer plates. We get a lot of looks from people driving around in ours. I enjoy it
 

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We picked up our SXP about 3 weeks ago. Before that time and after, we've not seen a single Carnival on the road. We live in the suburbs of Minneapolis/StPaul MN. Has anyone seen other Carnivals around town? I think it's due to it being new and the availability being scarce. I don't think it's because it's a crappy car and nobody wants one.
As you mentioned, it is due to availability. As of end of May there where only 8165 Carnivals were sold in the US so the chances of seeing one are very small. That said, we are in New England and already have seen 5 (2 had California license plates).
You can follow this link to see monthly sales of every Kia car:
Kia Monthly Sales by Model
Not sure why they haven't published the June sales numbers for the Carnival, but based on May sales, even assuming no month over month growth, it is safe to assume there are over 15,000 Carnivals in the US as of now. That is still nothing compared with the Telluride that already sold 178K since 2019 when it was introduced.
The question to ask is how they can make 45 thousand Tellurides this year and only 15K Carnivals when the demand for the Carnival is so high. Could be that parts for the Carnival being so new are in short supply. Could also be that they didn't anticipate demand for the Carnival correctly and didn't order parts accordingly and given the supply chain issues this year it is hard to correct mid year.

Enjoy your car and feel lucky that you have one. This forum and FB are filled with people trying to figure out how to get one, with or without paying over MSRP.
 

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...I get what you're saying. But the Carnival is not a new car. It's a 22 Sedona essentially. They just renamed it. So parts shouldn't be hard to fulfill outside of those chips.
 

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...I get what you're saying. But the Carnival is not a new car. It's a 22 Sedona essentially. They just renamed it. So parts shouldn't be hard to fulfill outside of those chips.
That is simply not true. It's a complete redesign for 2022 and shares almost nothing from the 2021 Sedona.
 

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It looks the same to me.
21 Sedona
The newly redesigned Carnival is all new for 2021 in most countries, but the US is calling it a 2022 model. As mentioned above, you linked to a 2021 Carnival from another country. That is not the 2021 Sedona sold in the US. It has only ever been called a Sedona in the US even before the redesign.
 

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It's ironic that I made this post today saying I've not seen one where I live. I told my wife I will head to the market to pick up some stuff. When I got there, I saw another Carnival in black...not SXP in the front row. Behind it was my wife's astra Blue Carnival. Two next to each other. We are in Apple Valley.
 
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