KIA Carnival minivan almost declassified

KIA Carnival minivan almost declassified


Korean brand almost completely revealed the van of the new generation. At home, the KIA model is available with petrol and diesel engines, “live” sales will start there in August.

In Korea opened the accepting pre-orders for the new KIA Carnival minivan, the fourth generation. Meanwhile, the company has shared a new detail. We will remind, in the range of the brand’s monocab is present since 1998 (in some markets it’s Sedona), and the concluding “third” MPV released in 2014. For more than twenty years, the world has sold more than two million Carnival. By the way, in 2018-2019, at home model at all headed a rating of sales, KIA (sold 76 362 706 and 63 units, respectively).


For the “fourth” of the Carnival designers came up with a new category of Grand Utility Vehicle (GUV), saying that in the exterior of the van now traced the features inherent in the crossovers. Apparently, these include massive wheel arches and unpainted plastic at the bottom of the body. Lights with led “zigzags” daytime running lights “merged” with the radiator grille, as the last Sorento, plus there is a separate section beam. Oh and highlighted the rear rack – they were made in the form of fins.

New van larger than the predecessor: length increased by 40 mm to 5155 mm, width is 1995 mm (+10 mm compared to the outgoing Carnival), the wheelbase increased by 30 mm to 3090 mm. But the height has not changed — 1740 mm.

As before, in Korea, KIA Carnival available with 7-, 9 – or 11-seat saloon. Inside, hidden under one virtual glass “tidy” and a touchscreen multimedia system (each display with a diagonal of 12.3 inches, the media can be controlled by voice), air deflectors made in the form of a single line, the control unit “climate” now with touch “buttons” and instead of the traditional gear lever mounted washer. Passengers own zone climate control, also has a pull-out refrigerated box (this is its predecessor, but now the volume is 5.5 liters instead of 3). The seven-seat version at home is the top, it’s called Limousine, such a van in the second row two individual seats with armrests and folding footrests.

And yet the Carnival “smart” sliding doors: they can open themselves, if they “recognize” key, even if he is in the pocket. With keyring, you can open the trunk. In addition, the rear doors are locked, if the passenger was going to leave, and by the van drew near the other car. Also in the list of equipment includes system anti-collision front and rear, adaptive cruise control, projection display, monitoring system “blind” zones and retention in the lane.


In the domestic market, the new KIA Carnival is available with two engines to choose from. Diesel volume of 2.2 liters, from the family of Smartstream, it produces 202 HP and 441 Nm. The previous van engine E-VGT on “heavy” fuel has the same volume and power, however, the “fourth” MPV engine with aluminum block, not cast iron, meaning it is easier (this engine is, the new KIA Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe). The replacement of petrol “atmosferica” 3.3 GDI V6 (280 HP, 336 Nm) in Korea, contrary to expectations, did not come “turboservice” 2.5 T-GDI from the last Sorento, and the 3.5 V6 GDI (294 HP, 355 Nm), also family Smartstream. About boxes the company has so far not told.

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In Korea for new model please 31 600 000 – 43 540 000 won, equivalent to about 26.300 – 36.300 dollars at the current exchange rate. “Live” sales will start there in August.

Later, van gets up and other countries. By the way, the engine range may vary depending on the market.

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