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Kia Carnival 2024: Australian pricing and specifications


Kia’s popular people mover has been priced for 2024, with the slew of interior and exterior updates sure to entice buyers

Kia Australia has published its local pricing and specification for its facelifted 2024 Carnival people mover

Pricing now starts at $50,150 before on-road costs for a base S petrol and will sit as high as $72,910 before on-road costs for the flagship GT-Line diesel variant. 

Price of entry for the Carnival has gone up by $2670 based on the pre-facelift. 

As for the Carnival itself, the people mover gains a new exterior look, a rejigged lineup and updated technologies, with a hybrid option also understood to be joining the range. 

2024 Kia Carnival facelift front angle shot
Pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2024 Kia Carnival people mover

The Carnival will continue to be powered by the choice of either a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine or a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine. 

The diesel commands a $2200 premium over any petrol variant.

As previously reported by Chasing Cars, Kia Australia was pushing to have the 1.6-litre petrol hybrid powertrain for the Carnival, a setup also found in vehicles such as Kia’s own Sportage, or the upcoming Hyundai Santa Fe. It’s understood the hybrid will be available in limited numbers. 

The Kia Carnival is the best-selling people mover in Australia and competes with the Hyundai Staria, the LDV Mifa and the Toyota Granvia

2024 Kia Carnival facelift top down view
The Kia Carnival competes with the Hyundai Staria and Toyota Granvia

Grade breakdown for the Carnival for 2024

Beginning with the entry-level S variant, owners will receive the following standard equipment:

  • Eight-seat capacity
  • 12.3-inch infotainment with integrated 4.0-inch cluster 
  • 17-inch black alloy wheels
  • LED headlights and daytime running lights
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Manual driver’s seat
  • Fold-down table for second row
  • Roof rails
  • Ambient temperature display
  • USB chargers front and rear 

Stepping up to the Sport grade, this variant adds:

  • Electric folding exterior mirrors
  • Larger 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Satellite navigation
  • Wireless phone charger 
  • Leather steering wheel and gear shifter 
  • Artificial leather seat upholstery 
  • Dual-zone climate control (front)
  • Single-zone rear climate control
2024 Kia Carnival facelift front 3/4 angle shot
Five grades will be available, starting from $50,150 before on-road costs

The next variant is the Sport+, which adds additional features such as:

  • Dual 12.3-inch touchscreen and instrument cluster
  • Second-row seat heating
  • Powered side sliding doors
  • LED front fog lights
  • 360-degree camera
  • Safe exit assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert avoidance assist

The GT-Line Lite grade adds even further with:

  • Dual sunroof 
  • Larger 19-inch machined alloy wheels
  • Chrome styling elements
  • Eight-way powered seat adjustment for the driver
  • Third-row USB charge ports
  • LED interior lights 
  • Second- and third-row sunshade blinds
The 2024 Carnival gets the vertical headlights like the electric EV9 SUV

The flagship GT-Line tops out the range with:

  • ‘Small Cube’ projection LED headlights 
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 12-speaker Bose sound system
  • Paddle shifters 
  • Front seat ventilation
  • Digital centre mirror
  • Head-up display
  • Remote smart parking assist
  • 12-way power driver’s seat
  • Eight-way integrated memory seats
Top-spec GT-Line Kia Carnivals will cost at least $70K before on-road costs

Powertrains explained for 2024 

Buyers will be able to choose from two powertrains for the Carnival in 2024, as was the case for the pre-facelift. Both powertrains are front-drive only. 

The more powerful engine choice is a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine that produces 216kW/355Nm. This V6 engine has a combined fuel economy of 9.6L/100km. 

A torquier 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine will also be offered, producing 148kW/440Nm. It’s the more fuel efficient engine, at least on paper, with a claimed combined fuel economy of 6.5L/100km. 

Both engines are mated exclusively to an eight-speed automatic transmission. 

Kia Carnival 2024 facelift front 3/4 (Sourced from: Kurdistan Automotive Blog)
Price of entry for the 2024 Kia Carnival is up by $2670

How safe is the Kia Carnival in 2024?

The Kia Carnival was tested by ANCAP back in 2021 where it received a five-star rating. The people mover scored an impressive 90 percent score for adult occupant protection and 88 percent for child occupant protection. 

As standard across the range, the 2024 Kia Carnival will come fitted with the following safety equipment:

  • Driver, passenger, front side, centre, curtain and driver’s knee airbags
  • Drive attention warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane keeping and follow assist
  • Intelligent speed limit assist
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Safe exit warning
  • Trailer stability assist
  • High beam assist
  • Blind spot collision assist  

Higher spec Carnivals also gain:

  • Junction crossing and oncoming vehicle detection for AEB
  • 360-degree cameras
  • Highway drive assist 2 with lane-change assist
  • Rear cross-traffic collision avoidance 
  • Blind spot view monitor 
Kia Niro HEV GT-Line 2022 badge
The Kia Carnival is set to launch very shortly in Australia

Kia Carnival 2024: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • S petrol: $50,150
  • S diesel: $52,380
  • Sport petrol: $56,050
  • Sport diesel: $58,280
  • Sport+ petrol: $62,380
  • Sport+ diesel: $64,610
  • GT-Line Lite petrol: $66,350
  • GT-Line Lite diesel: $68,580
  • GT-Line petrol: $70,680
  • GT-Line diesel: $72,910