2021 Kia Carnival’s interior is practically a high-class family lounge

Updated Jun 07, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It’s as good as what’s on the outside.

Three weeks ago, Kia Motors revealed the new fourth-generation Carnival that comes with a stronger and stylish design presence. In fact, Kia wants to call it a “Grand Utility Vehicle” rather than a regular minivan.

Now, Kia Motors revealed the interior features for the fourth-gen and it really lived up to its “Grand” name.

The Grand Utility Vehicle provides a spacious, comfortable, and a futuristic ambiance that complements well with the exterior features. Its designers focused on creating a greater sense of roominess inside so that passengers can enjoy and relax even on long journeys.

>>> Related: Check out the current Philippine-spec Kia Grand Carnival

Interior view of the Carnival

Kia intends to bring a new and better impression of the Carnival

The dashboard integrates futuristic dual-screen infotainment technology with haptic touch controls that provide drivers with high-quality driving experience. 2021 Kia Carnival comes with Kia’s latest 12.3-inch digital driver instrument cluster and 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system.

Many infotainment functions can be controlled using touch-sensitive buttons around the screen, with a similar panel for the climate control system.

A shift-by-wire dial for the transmission is also installed at the base of the center console. These functions provide a sense of an advanced technological environment that instantly sets it apart from its predecessors.

The interior is based on the ‘Spatial Talents’ interior design concept created by Kia’s design team. It has now more interior and luggage space thanks to the fourth-gen’s longer wheelbase, longer rear overhang, and wider body exterior design.

>>> Related: 2021 Kia Carnival comes with a stronger, more stylish design presence

The new 2021 Kia Carnival

Kia did an excellent job designing the fourth-generation inside and out

Kia added more interior features to provide a “Grand” experience to passengers such as features for stowing, supporting, and even charging electronic devices and smaller items.

In addition, second-row occupants are provided with access to back-of-seat USB chargers, storage nets for mobile devices, and new storage drawer in the base of the rear console.

2021 Kia Carnival Interior

Sit back and relax while you're on the road

The Korean car brand will be offering, depending on the market, three or four-row seating configurations, with space for seven, nine, or eleven occupants in total. For the 7-seat configuration, the Carnival boasts its reclining chairs for second-row occupants – providing a high-class family lounge appeal. If the 2021 variant is a bit expensive for you, check out the used Kia Carnival 2011 for sale at affordable prices. 

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Know more about Kia Carnival 2024

Kia Carnival

The 2023 Kia Carnival is a seven-seater minivan. It is now in its fourth generation, and it has two different variants for the Philippine market. 

These include the Carnival SX AT, and the Carnival EX AT. Its prices range from Php 2,640,000 to Php 3,088,000. 

Under the hood of the all-new Carnival is a 2.2-liter turbodiesel mill that can generate up to 200 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque. Both variants are front-wheel-drive, and both use an eight-speed automatic gearbox. 

Size-wise, the new Carnival is 5,115mm long, 1,985mm wide, and 1,740mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 3,060mm. 

Locally, the 2023 Kia Carnival rivals the Honda Odyssey, Hyundai Grand Starex, and GAC GN8, among others. 

₱ 2,640,000 - ₱ 3,088,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


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