The 2021 Kia Carnival minivan is not very well known in various countries. Airy interior, good technical characteristics and, of course, modern design. The new 4th generation Kia Carnival is on its way and the Korean company has presented a new interior, the minivan exterior has been shown before. As is known, in Korea, sales of the new MPV segment will begin this year. It should be noted that in some countries this model is known as Sedona.
This model used to be classified as MPV class, but now the designers have decided to refer the new generation to the GUV (Grand Utility Vehicle) class, because the Kia Carnival design carries a crossover feature. The interior of the new minivan will surprise you, no less than the exterior. According to company representatives, it is huge, and some even say that it is futuristic and compared to a spaceship.
The new 2021 Kia Carnival body as a whole is characterized by sharp transitions between individual parts and the presence of multiple embosses running along the stern, hood and side doors. Despite the presence of a protective tarp, when considering the interior of the Korean model, it is clear that the manufacturer has made quite a change to the interior space.
In profile projection, the minivan looks solid and monolithic. The new body attracts attention with its impressive dimensions, the classic combination of a short front end, an elongated electrified flat roof spoiler and distinctive crossover contours at the stern.
Bright silvery semi-perimeter contrasts and glossy black shelves of three-piece large format glass, oval-style mirrors, compact handles hidden inside the sliding door body, and slightly ornate body relief. The minivan ambiance is successfully complemented by a silver rim grate pattern that is increased to 19 inches.
European crossover style details are used in the rear case design. The new generation 2021 Kia Carnival is recognizable, in its tilted tandem windows covered with a rear spoiler and vertical plane, a multifunctional taillight design and a complete set of metal-plastic body kits.
In parallel, the decorative function is performed with the chrome plating of the brand logo, several name plates, detailed striped body reliefs and the shape of the fog lamps placed on the sides of the bumper.
The main highlight of the 2021 Kia Carnival interior can be considered the large multimedia display and digital instrument panel, hidden under one glass. Each of their screens now measures 12.3 “, although previously there were conventional analog instrument panels and 8” multimedia system displays.
The photos presented show the limousine equipment, which will be sold in the Korean market the other day. It is possible that the basic configuration will accept an analog instrument panel, and the multimedia display will be 8 “in tablet form.
However, deflectors made in the form of a single line, modern climate control panels, where the knobs are sensitive to touch, will not change in the 2021 Kia Carnival. Instead of the usual transmission lever, a washing machine is now installed, which means the transmission will be controlled. electronically. The new minivan salon, like Wounds, will be designed for 7, 9, or 11 seats, including the driver.
The 7 seat trim offers a separate captain seat in the second row. The chair’s highlight is the folding footrest, previously only for a separate additional fee. In addition, at the end of the middle tunnel there is a box for small objects with a capacity of 5.5 liters (previously 3.5 liters).
ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
The engine range is represented by two power units working in tandem with a front-wheel drive 6-band automatic transmission.
In the first solution, it’s a 3.3 liter “aspirated” petrol with variable valve timing and a peak thrust output of 276 hp / 336 Nm. The dynamics of the acceleration to the first “hundred parts” is incomplete 8 seconds, consumption of fuel and lubricants – 11.3 liters per 100 km running in variable mode.
A more economical E-VGT diesel propulsion with up to 202 hp of torque and 441 Nm of torque. At a distance of 100 kilometers, the test drive shows a fairly heavy fuel consumption of 9 liters.
PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
In the global family minivan market, the new 2021 Kia Carnival with basics will be available for $ 26,000. The estimated price of the four middle and upper modifications will vary from 27 to 42 thousand conventional units.