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2022 Kia Carnival: Minivan or Something Else?

Why is the Kia Carnival Called a Multi-Purpose Vehicle? 

Kia has finally shared the 2022 Kia Carnival with the world and instead of calling it a minivan like its Sedona predecessor, it’s calling the Carnival a multi-purpose vehicle. The van-like, SUV-inspired vehicle is easy on the eyes and offers a perfect combination of space, style, and agility on the road – but why isn’t Kia calling the minivan-esque vehicle a minivan? It is because the 2022 Kia Carnival is so much more than your traditional minivan family hauler.  

In this guide from Friendly Kia, we’re breaking down the answer to the question, “Why is the Kia Carnival called a multi-purpose vehicle?” to give you a better look at everything this new Kia has to offer.  

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2022 Kia Carnival MPV Breaks Minivan Boundaries 

The 2022 Kia Carnival is replacing the outgoing Kia Sedona minivan that so many Tampa Bay drivers have fallen in love with over the years. With the Carnival replacing the Sedona, many were expecting Kia to brand the new model as a minivan – it only makes sense. But instead of calling the new family mover a minivan, the brand opted for a new title altogether – the multi-purpose vehicle.  

Kia has combined SUV-like characteristics with the abundant space found inside a typical minivan. The Carnival MPV brings together everything that drivers love about SUVs, trucks, and minivans into one, making a truly universal vehicle option for any kind of driver.  

Rear seats in 2022 Kia Carnival
Open trunk of 2022 Kia Carnival
Rear entertainment system in 2022 Kia Carnival
Dashboard gauges in 2022 Kia Carnival

The Carnival can be used as a family mover, cargo hauler, weekend carpooler, and more. The possibilities with the 2022 Kia Carnival are endless and the title of “multi-purpose vehicle” embodies this better than any other title. So, while the Carnival is an ideal fit for families who would traditionally go for a minivan option, the Carnival is so much more than your standard minivan option.  

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The 2022 Kia Carnival multi-purpose vehicle is breaking boundaries and changing the face of minivan-like models on the market. The Carnival is expected to arrive at Friendly Kia in the coming weeks and you can get more information on the arrival of this MPV by staying tuned to the Friendly Kia blog. If you want to get a look at what models we currently have on deck here at Friendly Kia, visit our online inventory today.