Kia Reveals Preview of New Carnival Minivan

Kia Motors offered a sneak preview of the follow-up model of its Carnival minivan on Friday. The new model will be unveiled for the first time at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, which will open on April 18.

The first-generation Carnival was launched as the country's first minivan in 1998 and has since sold 550,000 units. The new model has been completely redesigned and comes eight years after the second model was released in 2005.

The chassis of the new Carnival is bigger than its predecessor. It is newly equipped with Kia's unique radiator grille, and the overall design looks sharper.

The new minivan is due to be introduced in the country at the Busan International Motor Show in May with a launch date set for June.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 09, 2014 09:29 KST