Two weeks later, after KIA revealed the looks of the new Carnival minivan, the Korean brand has shown its interior. It expected nothing in common with its predecessor, but there is a lot of what we saw in the new generation Sorento crossover.
First of all, catches the eye is horizontally oriented 12.3-inch touch screen multimedia complex, which is almost seamlessly merged with the same size screen digital “tidy”. Also of the similarities – chetyrehspitsevy multi-wheel architecture and a torpedo.
Finally, the traditional lever of the transmission came already familiar spinning disc, and old-fashioned “window” vent deflectors turned into a single horizontal element, stretching across the entire width of the cabin.
The interior will delight in three different configurations: the seven-, nine – and odinnadtsatimetrovy, and the first will be in the “base” will receive a “captain’s” chairs in the second row – with individual adjustment of backrest, armrests and footrest.
Technical characteristics of van is still unknown. It is rumored that he will move to the same platform as the Sorento crossover of the last generation, and in the range of engines in the domestic market will include an upgraded 2.2-litre turbodiesel and a new 2.5-liter petrol “turboservice” SmartStream, which will replace the current “atmosferica” V6.
The start of sales of the new KIA Carnival in South Korea is scheduled for the third quarter of 2020. Later model fourth generation will appear in other markets.