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Kia Carnival launched, the highest price is 1.84 billion VND

Kia’s large MPV model debuted with a completely new look, engine, and many equipment with 7 and 8 seat options.

On October 9, Thaco introduced the Kia Carnival model, the 4th generation of the Sedona model. The name change from Sedona to Carnival is to unify the name globally, like Cerato to the new K3.

The new Kia Carnival has a larger size and ground clearance compared to the old generation. Specifically, the car is 40mm longer, 10mm wider and 20mm taller. The wheelbase is also increased by 30 mm. The ground clearance is 172 mm, which is an increase of 9 mm. These changes make the Carnival look bigger and the interior more spacious.

The new design of the MPV model is inspired by high-rise cars such as Sorento and Sportage, so it has more straight lines and fewer rounded points than the old generation, giving it a sense of elegance.

Kia Carnival at the dealership in Hanoi, October 9. Photo: Minh Quan

At the front of the car, the all-LED light system, seamless positioning lights with a large typical tiger nose grille, and the taillights are also Full LED with seamless design, not separate as before. 18-inch dual 5-spoke wheels with a completely new shape. The car still uses the old logo, not the new one like on Seltos. The company representative shared that the product transfer process takes place in stages, so Carnival still uses the old logo.

The car has a larger interior space than the old generation, a new design with a 12.3-inch multi-information display cluster, electronic gearshift knob, and 4 driving modes (Normal, Eco, Sport, Smart). . Leather-wrapped steering wheel, dashboard, chrome trim, LED interior lighting system, and 2 sunroofs.

12-way power driver’s seat, 8-way power passenger seat. 2nd row seats with the option of 2 or 3 seats.

With the option of 2 seats, electric seats with heating, cooling and relaxation modes. With the 3-seat option, the 2nd row seats can slide to create a spacious passage for people in the back seat. The 2nd row of seats can be rotated 180 degrees to combine with the 3rd row to create a flat space to lie down, or work. The center seat can be folded into a table or disassembled to create an aisle.

The center seat is designed to accommodate child seats, and can slide and rotate 180 degrees to facilitate child care during travel. The 3rd row seats can be reclined 120 degrees, the ceiling light is larger than the old generation.

The luggage compartment is spacious with the ability to flexibly adjust the rear seats. The luggage compartment capacity can be doubled when the 3rd row seats are completely folded flat, and 4 times when the 2nd row seats are folded or disassembled.

To carry tall items, the third row of seats can be pushed up to the second row to create a deep trunk.  Photo: Minh Quan

To carry tall items, the third row of seats can be pushed up to the second row to create a deep trunk. Photo: Minh Quan

Kia Carnival 2022 is equipped with remote ignition and air conditioning, all side doors and trunk are only powered on and can be opened with the key.

The entertainment system includes a 12.3-inch full HD screen with a multitasking operating system that can run 2 applications at the same time. Bose 12-speaker surround sound system. Mood light backlight system with 3D graphic effects that change the viewing angle and adjust 4 brightness angles.

Kia Carnival uses a monolithic chassis with a force-dispersing structure, reducing frontal impacts, reinforcing tempered steel at key positions to help optimize weight, create rigidity and safety.

New Smartstream engine with 2 options: 3.5 V6 gasoline, 268 horsepower capacity and 2.2 Diesel engine, 199 horsepower capacity, comes with 8-speed automatic transmission.

The disc brake system is designed with a large brake disc with double pistons to help dissipate heat better and increase braking force, ensuring safety.

Front suspension with hydraulic bushings, eccentric A-beam and increased steering axle tilt angle, combined with rear suspension with adjustable fork angle and additional horizontal stabilizer bar. Electric power steering instead of hydraulic power steering on the old version.

In terms of safety equipment, the car has 7 airbags, ie more knee airbags compared to the previous version, ABS, EBD, BA brakes, ESP electronic balance and hill start assist. Front and rear parking sensors, electronic handbrake and automatic brake hold, 360-degree camera.

Some driver assistance technologies such as blind spot display on the central screen, lane keeping assist system, forward collision avoidance, intelligent cruise control.

Carnival’s new safety equipment, engine, and interior design are similar to the new generation Sorento that was brought back to Vietnam late last year.

In Vietnam market, Kia Carnival 2022 has 5 versions and 7 color options:

Version Old price New price Increase
Diesel Luxury 1.190 1.199 9
Diesel Premium 7 seats 1.149 1.319 170
Diesel Premium 8 seats 1.389
Diesel Signature 7 seats 1.439
Signature gasoline 7 seats 1.359 1.839 380
Royal 4 seats 2.379
Royal 7 seats 2,399

Unit: million dong

Compared to the old generation Sedona, the new generation has 2 more versions and the price increases from 9-170 million for the diesel version and 380 million for the gasoline engine (new 3.5 V6 engine instead of 3.3 I6). For 1.8 billion VND, customers can choose a mid-size luxury car or a large 7-seater popular SUV.

Currently, the large high-rise MPV segment is also facing many difficulties due to a sharp decrease in service and hotel guests. Joint venture companies are also more limited in vehicle investment. In the segment, Sedona is having the best sales since the beginning of the year with 1,005 cars sold in the market.

Doan Dung


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