2021 Kia Carnival Comes With Up To 11 Seats And Two V6 Motors

by Mohammed Burman | 08/10/2020
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The 2021 Kia Carnival is expected to receive thorough updates as regards the exterior and interior as well as three motor options.

The Kia Carnival was launched in the Indian auto market earlier this year in three variants with only one motor/transmission option. The vehicle has been warmly welcomed by the Indian auto customers. In the international market, Kia has released a new-gen Carnival. Termed as a Grand Utility Vehicle, the new Carnival now measures 5,155 mm in length, 1,995 mm in width and 3,090 mm in wheelbase, which records an increase of 40 mm, 10 mm and 30 mm, respectively along with a 30 mm-longer rear overhang. This translates into a more amber cabin with more spacious boot space.

2021 kia carnival front three quarters

The new Kia Carnival comes with larger dimensions in comparison with the outgoing model.


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The exterior upgrades help the vehicle become one of the best-looking MPVs available. The exterior enhancements include a more outstanding embellished front grille, more polishing headlights, a muscular bumper, new rims, redesigned rear, etc. Like the exterior, the interior has also been remarkably enhanced. The MPV is equipped with a wide range of top-notch features which include a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, upgraded automatic controls and upmarket materials. Furthermore, thanks to the fully independent suspension, insulations in the engine bay, sound-deadening materials and covered underbody, the NVH levels of the car have been reduced a lot as well. Noteworthily, the new Carnival is available in three seating configurations: seven, eight and eleven-seat layouts. Other outstanding features of the new Kia Carnival include a semi-autonomous Level 2 driving system, collision avoidance system, blind-spot monitor, safe exit assist, column-mounted power steering and lane-keeping assist.

2021 kia carnival interior dashboard

2021 kia carnival interior seating layout

The new Carnival is offered with three seating layouts and a number of top-notch features


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Regarding the mechanical specifications, the new Kia Carnival receives its power from a 3.5-litre direct-injected V6 motor which generates 290 HP against 355 Nm. The same engine with a multipoint fuel injection tech also serves as the power source for the new Carnival and can produce 268 HP against 332 Nm. A new 2.2-litre 4-cyl oil burner also provides the power for the MPV with 200 HP against 440 Nm. The transmission duties are undertaken by an 8-speed AT provided as standard across all the variants. The MPV will be launched in South Korean first and then in other foreign markets later.

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