It has been reported that in the US, Kia plans to change the name of the Sedona minivan to Carnival, a name that is used in other markets. Now a VIN decoder filing with the NHTSA has confirmed the name change.
The filing was discovered by a member of the SedonaForum.com, which confirms that the Sedona name is done here in the US. The minivan will be renamed the Kia Carnival, when it arrives for the 2022 model year.
We saw the new Kia Carnival debut last summer with styling that is more SUV-like, Kia even dubbed it as the “Grand Utility Vehicle”.
We don’t know when the 2022 Carnival will arrive in the US, but it has been reported that it will arrive early this year.