Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the official local importer of Kia vehicles has improved their Grand Carnival MPV with a variant that offers more room to take the whole family and friends on the road.
Highlighting this all-new Grand Carnival is its 4th row passenger space, which brings the total seating capacity from 7 to 11.
The Korean automotive giant also takes pride in the Grand Carnival’s practicality. Aside from the power side doors and an abundance of interior storage pockets, the 2nd and 3rd row seats can also be repositioned in a number of ways to give room for big items. On the other hand, the 4th row seats can be stowed down into the vehicle’s flooring to provide more cargo area at the back.
The Grand Carnival’s seats are also laden with what Kia calls their “stainless technology cloth.” This easy-to-clean material prevents liquid spills and pressed-on, hard to remove stains from leaving their mark onto the upholstery.
This vehicle is also packed with gizmos that make road trips all the more fun and safe. Heading these is its 3.5-inch OLED multimedia infotainment system, 3-zone automatic climate control, and a USB charger outlet with 12-volt power socket. It also has more safety features such as front and rear parking sensors, rearview camera with cross traffic alert, and blind spot detection (BSD) system.
Under the hood resides a diesel-fed R 2.2L inline 4-cylinder CRDI engine which generates 197 hp and 441 Nm of torque. This power plant is driven using a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Kia claims that the Grand Carnival is a “modern-day family van that’s ready to take the road in style.” That said, its exterior design boasts the brand’s signature tiger nose grille with glossy black and white chrome garnish. It also presents a front fascia that’s fitted with projector headlights, and halogen fog lights.