Kia Motors introduced the Kia Grand Carnival in 1998. In other parts of the world, it is known as the Kia Sedona, Kia VQ, Kia Carnival Royale, and the Naza Ria.
Due to its efficient passenger capacity and useful features, it was highly demanded. From 2006 to 2009, Hyundai Motor Company, the sister company of Kia Motors, built and released a rebadged version named Hyundai Entourage.
Now on its third generation, the Kia Grand Carnival is still widely chosen for its proven versatility and reliability. In the Philippines, the Kia Grand Carnival is offered in three variants with seating capacity that can accommodate seven to 11 individuals.
The all-new Kia Grand Carnival measures 5,115mm long, 1,985mm wide, 1,740mm tall with a wheelbase of 3,060mm. It has a good ground clearance of 171mm, providing not only an ideal stance but protects the vehicle from floods and bumps on the road.
At the front, it flaunts a wide and prominent nose grille, fiercely looking positioning lamps paired with fog lamps, and a subtle hood. The Grand Carnival’s body is fitted with power sliding doors and is designed with simple character lines that assist its aerodynamic performance.
A Dual sunroof can be found at the top that efficiently provides natural lighting to its spacious cabin. The Kia Grand Carnival’s exterior design is finished off with a set of 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels.
The Kia Grand Carnival’s roomy cabin is filled with chrome and wood accents. The exquisite cockpit displays useful necessities for smooth driving. It offers seven to 11 seating capacity depending on the variant. Seats can be adjusted either through stand-up or pop-up. Sunshades are installed on each window if passengers opt for a relaxing vibe. A full automatic air conditioning system can be independently controlled inside its three zones.
Technology & Safety Features
Providing entertainment inside the Kia Grand Carnival is an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that can be controlled using the buttons affixed on the steering wheel.
The Kia Grand Carnival is also equipped with a good number of airbags, electronic stability control, anti-lock braking system, engine immobilizer, front and rear parking sensors helpful in parking on narrow spaces, hill-start assist control, and a rearview camera.
Platform & Chassis
The Kia Grand Carnival is built using a monocoque chassis that provides more efficient space utilization inside. In terms of the vehicle’s performance, it provides better stability and overall performance compared to those with a ladder-frame core.
Engine & Drivetrain
This sturdy front-wheel-drive minivan runs using a 2.2-liter Common Rail Direct Injection diesel engine that produces a maximum horsepower of 197 hp and a torque of 441 Nm.
The Kia Grand Carnival comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission.