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Kia Carnival spy photos show Telluride and EV9 design cues
Kia Carnival spy photos reveal SUV styling cues shared with the Telluride and the upcoming EV9 electric SUV. The refresh may bring a hybrid.
The Carnival is only just wrapping up its second model year on sale in the U.S., so a facelift already seems soon, but not out of the question. If it doesn't launch this year, it will most likely be for the following model year. Reportedly, there's a hybrid version coming, probably with the refresh, to compete with the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and the Toyota Sienna (only available as a hybrid now). The turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with around 227 horsepower would be likely, since it's shared with other Kia SUVs (Sportage and Sorento), and it would leave us wondering if a plug-in version could also be offered like those SUVs. Time will tell.