Agreed that there are no changed between 2021 and 2022. However saying its primarily fwd unless power is needed is a bit misleading. Under any acceleration it's awd. Fwd is only active while cruising. The rear motor is quite active as its either applying power (acceleration) or generating electricity on braking. The air cooled part of the motor is a non issue. This methodology is the same with the gas engines (like the rav 4 awd). The system doesn't wait for slip to engage the rear wheels.There are no changes to the eAWD on the 2022 vs the 2021. It’s primarily FWD until rear power is needed. It’s not on all the time and the rear motor is only air cooled. There’s no transfer case already / even before the new model year launches.
IINM, you also can’t get hybrid if you get AWD in the Pacifica.
There's news from Australia that 2023 Kia Carnival Hybrid is in the pipeline, sometime in the summer of 2022 (after the switchover from the outgoing Kia Stinger, same manufacturing plant).I don’t think they are going to upgrade anything! Sad that there is no competition from Honda or Kia with a hybrid minivan.