Kia Carnival 2021 rendered: Is this what the new people mover will look like?

This illustration may provide a hint at what to expect from the next-generation Kia Carnival, long before its official debut.

The all-new people-mover will launch in Australia around September of this year, however, Kia has yet to reveal what it will look like.

Korean publication Kkkstudio recently posted a rendering of the fourth-generation Carnival, which draws inspiration from spy shots and adopts Kia’s latest design language.

The image shows a boxier Carnival, with more modern lines and body pieces. This is highlighted by a more angular front-end which includes a new grille and sharp LED headlights.

In this interpretation, the Carnival boasts large chrome wheels to give it a more prestige road presence.

Little is known for sure about the updated people-mover, although an increase in technology and safety features can be safely assumed.

Kia Australia has confirmed that it will also release a new Sorento large SUV in the second quarter of this year, with the Carnival set to follow in a matter of months.

It has been speculated that the Sorento will debut electrified powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid which may also find its way into the Carnival, if the business case stacks up.

The current-generation Carnival is offered with either a 3.3-litre naturally-aspirated V6, or a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel motor.

Pricing kicks off at $42,990 plus on-road costs for the base model and tops off at $63,290 when fully fruited.

Kia Australia sold 6493 Carnival units in 2019, making it by far the best selling people mover ahead of the Honda Odyssey (1684) and Volkswagen Multivan (929).