Kia Carnival V6 petrol orders paused, updated model due next year

Overwhelming demand for the petrol V6-powered Kia Carnival in North America has led to an order pause in Australia. The people-mover’s popular turbo-diesel offering is not affected.

The Australian division of Kia has confirmed it has paused orders for V6 petrol-powered versions of the 2023 Kia Carnival people-mover, as the South Korean car-maker prioritises production of the 3.5-litre engine for overseas markets.

Kia Australia says it has temporarily removed the ability for customers to order the V6 petrol Carnival Special Edition from its website, and plans to soon follow suit across the model’s line-up.

A spokesperson for Kia Australia told Drive the popularity of the petrol engine in North America means the region is being prioritised ahead of Australia, where the 2.2-litre four-cylinder

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