Kia Motor Introduces a 21st Century Millennium-Concept ‘Carnival’
- Improvement and sophistication in styles, and interior, and functional design
- First minivan (for six persons) to be developed and sold simultaneously in Korea
Kia Motors is launching the 21st century millennium-concept Carnival (Picture above) as well as Carnival for six persons, which is the first of its types to be introduced in Korea, on January 5th.
□ 21st Century Millennium-Concept Carnival
▶ Innovative style
Displaying grand front image as well as 2.5-mile shock absorbing bumper with a resilient power to recover from shocks, the new Carnival also boasts its smooth bodyline, which harmonizes well with its wide garnish. The Carnival shows more neatness in style after installing auxiliary control lights from the upper deck of the rear window to the lower deck.
In addition, the Carnival has a body color as well as a doorknob coated in chrome. It is also equipped with a side protector that prevents damage incurred on the outside mirror and the side areas of the car. The size of the tires has also been expanded to give more security in driving.
▶ Top-quality interior
First, the seat material has been changed into stuffed-type seats, enhancing seating comfort. Also the new Carnival has a more exquisite coloring and material resulting in a more elaborate feeling of the interior. The rotation of middle seats and long-sliding functions, which had been applied to more upper class PARK Carnival, is also installed in LAND and TRIP Carnival vehicles. The auxiliary mattress has been enlarged to give the floor a sense of neatness. The width of the armrest has been expanded (56mm→65mm) while the angle adjustment function has been added to facilitate convenience. The handle of the gearshift is decorated with woods and leather enhancing a sense of luxuriousness. Also, a back supporter is applied to comfort the driver’s back during a long distance driving.
▶ Advanced convenience
A new safe box is installed at the bottom of the seat next to the driver that can be opened by the car key, enabling drivers to keep valuable stuffs safely. In addition, a power supply is installed at the rear seat so that one can use external facilities such as laptops and TVs. At the back of the 3rd row, eight rings have been newly installed to give more convenience in hanging shopping bags or luggage (PARK Carnival only). Also, the handle at the seat next to the driver has been moved to the ceiling, providing more convenience to the rider. A back lighting function is applied to the switches of power window and rear wiper, enabling drivers to find them easily at night. Also, the adjustment handle of the back of the seat has been enlarged. The new Carnival also has an auto shift lock where the driver can change gears only by pushing the break upon starting the engine, in order to prevent safety accidents.
▶ Addition of up-to-date optional facilities
A latest navigation system equipped with high-precision digital maps and voice instruction that will enable even beginners to follow the road has been added as an optional facility (PARK only). Furthermore, the latest AV system integrating video and audio functions into one as well as a 5.8-inch screen has been applied, providing the utmost convenience and comfort (PARK only). This AV system is equipped with an equalizer, screen size adjustment function, external video receiver enabling passengers to watch movies through videos or camcorders, and an 8-disc changing VCD enabling passengers to enjoy movies and music through VCD. In addition to a power seat function that enables driver to adjust his seat automatically, the new Carnival (PARK only) is equipped with leather-made seats providing utmost luxury and roominess. The new Carnival has a two-tone body color providing sophistication as well as protection, enhancing the exterior image and improving safety while driving.
□ Features of the Carnival minivan (for six persons)
▶ Superb practicality
Adding rotational seats to use more free space as well as cost-saving features to the exquisiteness of the vehicle, the Carnival minivan (for six persons) can be used not only for work use but also for carrying people and freight as well as for commuting.
▶ Strong power
The Carnival minivan is installed with the 2,900cc V6 DOHC diesel engine delivering an impressive 135 PS, and this shows strong power in driving with six persons and loading freight.