The South Korean manufacturer has opened pre-orders for Kia Carnival fourth generation and shared some details. “Fourth” the van came up with a new category – GUV – in other words, in the appearance of a novelty now, there are elements of crossover. Apparently, talking about the grille, visually integrated with headlamps and daytime running lights, like the Sorento, massive wheel arches and the decoration of unpainted plastic.
The new generation Kia Karnival larger than the previous one. Overall length minivan – 5155 mm, width – 1995 mm, height – 1740 mm wheelbase 3090 mm.
In South Korea, the new Kia available with 7, 9 and 11-seat saloon. Inside a virtual dashboard and screen “multimedia” that are visually combined into a single unit. The diagonal of each of the display – 12.3 inches. The air vents in one line, the control unit climate control touch. The place of the traditional gearshift lever took the puck. For the convenience of driver and passengers has sliding refrigerated box with a capacity of 5.5 liters.
Another innovation is “smart door”, they are able to open independently. This happens only after the car “learns” the key. And if in the case of passenger doors they will be opened, the tailgate, on the contrary, is automatically closed when the man with the key removed at a specified distance.
The rear doors can also be locked in when the passenger decided to leave the room and to the van approached another vehicle. In the list of equipment are system designed to prevent collisions, detecting blind spots, hold the lane and adaptive cruise control.
On the home market of the brand new Carnival is offered with two engines. The future owner can choose a 2.2-liter diesel engine (202 HP, 441 Nm) or a petrol 3.5 V6 GDI (294 HP, 355 Nm). Both units of the family Smartstream. According to rumors, the engines will work in conjunction with 8-step “automatic” and front wheel drive.
In South Korea, sales of Kia Carnival 2021 will begin in August. Minimal price tag – 26.5 thousand dollars. It is expected that the novelty will become a global model and in future will appear in the markets of USA, Europe and China.