It was rear-ended at high speed.
As exciting as taking delivery of a brand new vehicle is, it's also quite a stressful affair. Nobody wants to risk scratching or damaging a brand new car so we tend to back into the garage with the pedantic meticulousness of a brain surgeon until the novelty of the new purchase has worn off. However, some new vehicle owners have been painfully unlucky, whether or not it was of their own doing. There was the Ferrari F8 Tributo that was wrecked a mere six hours after the owner took delivery. Now, a brand new Kia Carnival minivan has been severely damaged, likely before it could even attend its first elementary school soccer match.
The 2022 Kia Carnival was revealed only two months ago and that should give you some idea of how quickly it all went wrong for the model you see here. Listed for sale on the website IAA, it is an LXS model that looks to have been badly rear-ended. Based on how extensive the damage is, whatever flew into the back of this Carnival was traveling at a high speed. The rear window is gone and the damage appears to extend as far as the third row - we hope nobody was occupying those seats at the time of the crash. With only 1,005 miles on the clock, this Carnival has a whopping estimated repair cost of $17,852.
The new Carnival not only has aggressive styling inspired by SUVs but starts at a very reasonable price, undercutting both the Toyota Sienna and Chrysler Pacifica. This badly damaged model is said to have a cash value of $32,883. After such a nasty crash, we expect that this Kia is better disassembled for parts than repaired as there is a big chance of there being fundamental damage to the minivan's core structure. This van does still run and drive but it's unlikely to do service as a family van after this unfortunate incident.