Kia’s new Carnival keeps the legend alive
Kia’s large people mover has come a very long way from the model which launched in the segment over 20 years ago. In fact, I’m looking forward to testing the MY21 Kia Carnival in the next few weeks and follows is the press release from Kia Motors Australia with pictures from the Kia website.
“For over two decades and three generations Kia’s eight-seat Carnival has been the go-to vehicle for anyone needing to move a tribe in both the private and commercial world.
Since its arrival in 1998 as the affordable choice for those who most needed a purpose-designed people mover, through to the new fourth generation model with style and sophistication to rival even its most aggressive SUV challengers, Carnival remains the most sensible and desirable choice for anyone prioritising space, comfort and safety.
Based on Kia’s new mid-size platform which is shared with the impressive new Sorento, the Carnival offers more value, space, refinement and capability than its predecessors and any current challengers.
The design journey of the new Carnival has moved closer to a stylish SUV-like profile, reflecting the all-new Sorento, particularly in the side and front profiles from the C-Pillar forward. The distinctive people mover styling becomes more evident from the rear.
For Australian buyers the fourth-generation Carnival will be available in four specification levels _S, Si, SLi and Platinum _ in both petrol and diesel engines.
Both the Smartstream 3.5-litre GDI V6 petrol (216kW and 355Nm) and Smartstream R2.2-litre CRDI diesel (148kW and 440Nm) drive the front wheels through a Kia-developed 8-speed automatic.
As always with Kia, the Carnival will come stacked with features right across the range along with an extensive range of both passive and active safety and driver assistance systems, protecting the driver and passengers on every journey”.
Premium Paint $695
|S Petrol Auto||$46,880||$50,390|
|Si Petrol Auto||$52,380||$55,790|
|SLi Petrol Auto||$56,880||$60,290|
|Platinum Petrol Auto||$64,680||$67,990|
|S Diesel Auto||$48,880||$52,390|
|Si Diesel Auto||$54,380||$57,790|
|SLi Diesel Auto||$58,880||$62,290|
|Platinum Diesel Auto||$66,680||$69,990|
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