2021 Kia Carnival interior dashboard

After revealing its exterior form through several images, the Korean automotive brand then exposed the new Kia Carnival’s interior. Given that this is the fourth-generation of the flagship minivan, the Carnival boasts in terms of aesthetic enhancements from exterior to interior. The cabin is actually based on the interior design concept of ‘Spatial Talents’, exhibiting a spacious, comfortable, and futuristic environment for its passengers.

The interior of this fourth-generation Carnival is quite an artistic innovation, given its esteemed combination of style and flexibility. Like its predecessor, this van boasts in terms of significant levels of space for passengers in all rows. What sets this apart from the old model is the upmarket presentation, all thanks to the abundance of quality-induced materials.

There’s also a generous amount of tech as showcased by its wide, wrap-around dashboard. It's accented by two high-tech digital displays placed under one piece of glass. The panel then links Kia’s latest 12.3-inch digital driver instrument cluster and 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system. Like the infotainment system, the climate control has touch-sensitive buttons and the shifter is now dial-type that is situated at the base of the center console.

The latest Kia Carnival also benefits from a 30 mm longer wheelbase, a 30 mm longer rear overhang, and a 10 mm wider body. Those greater dimensions actually translate to more cabin space in all three or four rows.

2021 Kia Carnival interior Captain's Chair

Although the Carnival has several seating configurations ranging from 7 to 11, the availability may still differ per market. Shown above is the 7-seat configuration which comes equipped with captain’s chairs for the second-row occupants. It’s also provided with adjustable backrests, armrests, and ottomans, allowing the passenger to achieve that business class seating experience.

Practicality also became a major priority for this van, with Kia providing a number of storage options for its occupants, complemented with several features for stowing, supporting, and even charging electronic devices.

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