The Kia Carnival minivan made the Sedona name in history – DRIVE

In the States, Carnival charges from $ 32,100. For comparison, Honda Odyssey (284 hp) costs $ 32,090, Chrysler Pacifica (291 hp) – $ 35,045, and Toyota Sienna (248 hp) – $ 34,460. By the way, in 2020, the most popular minivan in the class became Pacifica (93 802 sold cars), and the least successful – Sedona (13 190).

Minivan Kia Carnival new generation in South Korea is available from summer 2020. Sales will soon begin in Russia, where a car at a price of 2.6 million rubles has already begun collect… The novelty was also released on the North American market, but not under the familiar name Sedona, but under the name Carnival. The renaming is associated with a different positioning of the model (this is now the Grand Utility Vehicle or cross-van). Moreover, Carnival became the first car in the American lineup of the Korean company to receive a new logo… The power unit is uncontested – the V6 3.5 GDI engine (294 hp, 355 N • m) and an eight-speed “automatic”. Front-wheel drive only.

By default, Carnival is equipped with systems of autobraking, monitoring of blind spots and driver fatigue, lane keeping and high-beam control, and for an additional charge, radar cruise control, tied to work with navigation, and all-round cameras are available.

The list of basic equipment includes nine airbags, a conventional air conditioner, a multimedia system with an eight-inch display, support for Bluetooth protocols, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, keyless access to the salon and a rear view camera. Dual-zone climate control, virtual instrument panel, 12.3-inch screen and leather upholstery are options.

The Americans were offered a three-row version, although in the homeland Carnival also comes with four rows of seats. The initial US version has eight seats, and the more expensive version has seven, with two separate seats in the second row with extended adjustments and footrests. And the overseas minivan in the cabin will have a full-fledged gear lever instead of a swivel washer and a niche on the center console without a cover (USB connectors would be hidden under it). Orders for cars in LX, EX, SX and SX-Prestige trim levels are already being accepted, and the first copies will reach dealers in the second quarter of 2021.


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