Looking for the perfect new car to fit in your family, your luggage and your pets?
Then the Kia Carnival may just be the perfect car for you. This 8-seater multi-purpose utility vehicle (MUV) combines luggage space with comfort and style, making it the perfect road trip family car.
We have gathered some of the best features of the Kia Carnival to help you make the right choice for your next family vehicle.
The exterior of the Kia Carnival alone makes it unique and a change from the previous generation Carnival and other MUVs. The Carnival is large, exceeding 5 m in length, almost 2 m wide and 1.7 m tall.
Despite this hulking size, the car is elegant and stylish, with LED headlamps and fog lamps. The Kia signature nose grille further enhances the young, stylish look of the car.
The lengthy side profile of this large car is carved and smart, making it as attractive as a smaller car. The side has power sliding doors, and the back of the car has LED tail lamps to match the headlamps.
MUVs are known for their interior space that can fit any size family. The Carnival goes beyond a normal MUV, by offering 7, 8 or 9 seats, meaning even a family with more than three kids can ride comfortably.
The seating configuration differs in the different variants, with a 2+2+3 seating arrangement in the 7-seater, a 2+3+3 seating arrangement in the 8-seater, and a 2+2+2+3 seating arrangement in the 9-seater; a first time for the Indian market!
Looking at the front of the car, the dash will satisfy your car desires. The padded dashboard has chrome detailing for a stylish finish. The ventilated front seats are electronically adjustable, and there is plenty of space in the footwell of the front seats.
The car boasts an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system in the dash, which controls the radio, air conditioning, and telematics.
As soon as you enter the Carnival via the one-touch electronic doors, the overall fit and finish of the dash are sure to leave a lasting impression. The padded finish on the dashboard topped with subtle chrome details is what makes the Carnival a true Korean beauty.
The driver’s seat is electrically adjustable, providing a commanding view of the road ahead. Since the Carnival is quite wide and spacious, there is an ample amount of space between the driver and the co-passenger.
The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the dash provides access to everything ranging from radio to vehicle telematics and climate control.
Back row seats
The second-row car seats can recline and move in four directions. These seats also come with a leg extension option, converting it into a flatbed. The top-end new Carnival Platinum comes with a full entertainment system and an air purifier.
It also comes with a 220V 2-pin plug to charge devices while travelling.
The third-row seats offer plenty of legroom and more space than other MUVs on the market. The back seats can accommodate three people in comfort, with aircon, sunshades, cup holders and USB points.
In terms of onboard features, the new Carnival is loaded. It has a one-touch electronic door system, rear cross-traffic alert, eight speakers, dual sunroofs, three-zone climate control, wireless charging, and cruise control.
The Kia Carnival Platinum can also come with a heated steering wheel
Performance and Safety
The Kia Carnival comes with a 2.2-litre 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine and an automatic gearbox that offers a manual mode.
Despite being a big car, Kia motors have adapted the suspension to provide a comfortable ride similar to smaller cars.
Carrying up to nine people can be a daunting task, but there is a reason these cars are called people movers!
The new Carnival comes with many safety features to protect passengers. Owners of the Carnival gets six airbags, an anti-lock braking system with autonomous emergency braking, parking sensors, rear occupant alert, hill assistance, and safety technology using the Kia UVO system.
The car also comes with an SOS button on the rearview mirror. When pushed, the Kia call center is immediately contacted for roadside assistance.
The Right Family Car for You
The new Kia Carnival offers a stylish exterior, good fuel economy, spacious interiors and a powerful engine.
With its practical use for large families, plenty of boot space and updated technological features, the Carnival excels as a MUV. Every variant of the Carnival will offer you comfort, safety and practicality.