The Kia Carnival
is a minivan
manufactured by Kia Motors
, introduced in 1998, now in its second generation and marketed globally under various nameplates
– prominently as the Kia Sedona.
First generation models remain in production (e.g., in China). Second generation models have been marketed since model year 2006 – including as a rebadged
variant in the United States, the Hyundai Entourage
for model years 2007–2009.
Beginning in 2010 certain global markets (e.g., the UK) of the second generation model began receiving updated equipment, engine choices and Kia's new corporate grille, known as the Tiger Nose
, as designed by Kia's design chief, Peter Schreyer
In late 2009, Kia announced plans to cease production of the Carnival/Sedona in 2011.
First generation (1998–2006)
The Kia Sedona first generation was marketed globally, for example as the Naza Ria
. The first generation model is currently manufactured and marketed in specific regions, including under a joint venture
in the Chinese
market with Dongfeng Yueda Kia Automobile Company
In the United States, the first generation Sedona competed with the minivan segment of Toyota Sienna
, Honda Odyssey
, Ford Windstar
and the Chrysler minivans
– and was Kia's top-selling vehicle when it launched.
With a 3.5 L V6 engine making 195 hp (145 kW) and a 4-speed automatic... Read More