2018-2019 Kia Carnival model year presented a month ago – the ceremony took place in the framework of the New York auto show. The announcement was one of the most anticipated, as do high-quality, modern minivans, especially from the world-renowned manufacturers, there are extremely rare. Increased attention of the American public is easily explained – the car is focused on the US market more than any other. And in the United States called the Korean minivan will be different: 2018-2019 Kia Sedona. For the rest of the car will receive the familiar name: the third generation of the 2018-2019 Kia Carnival. Bulk Sales also begin with America, here Carnival will be available already this fall. Delivery times in Europe and Russia are not specified, it is about the second half of
A distinctive feature of the new generation 2018-2019 Kia Carnival few. First of all, attracts the attention of a significant change, modern exterior – clearly felt hand omnipresent chief designer Peter Schreyer, without which it is not approved by the appearance of any of the modern KIA car. In terms of technical equipment of the new product is released extended wheelbase, the new power unit, the existence of two versions of interior execution.
Presentation of the first Carnival held in 1999, when the car was presented under the names of VQ and Sedona. The second generation of the minivan was issued in 2006, the most successful sales region was North America. Before the third generation, in addition to the repetition of a precursor of success in America, and put a global task – the conquest of the Asian and European car markets.
Note that the drawing to carry out the project to build a new minivan significant human and financial resources, the company KIA risked much. First of all, the risk was due to the fall in demand for minivans – in many countries, they displace crossovers. However, now in the success of a new car can be no doubt – this say leading analysts of the automotive market. Ensure the attractiveness of cars will help us a photo and video materials.
The body of the new 2018-2019 Kia Carnival for more than 75% is made of high-strength steels, making improved occupant safety, reduced car weight and increased torsional stiffness. The front of the car, as well as the whole image of a minivan, is made in accordance with the corporate design of the company – released ahead of a short, sloping hood, large false radiator grille, stylish bumper with a long air intake in the middle.
The lateral part has virtually no rounding, and the straight lines of the side vyshtampovok smooth, like the outline of the wheel arches. High and smooth to the rear side dripping window-sill line also fits into the overall concept of minivan exteriors.
Feed a little different from the back of the urban SUV – a large tailgate, convenient (due to the small size of the rear bumper with psevdozaschitnymi inserts), loading and unloading of items, beautiful LED lights, sporty spoiler.
- Dimensions 2018-2019 Kia Carnival became a little more, in comparison with its predecessor. minivan Length – 5156 mm, height – 1740 mm, width 1984 mm increased to.
- wheelbase options increased to 3062 mm, clearance indicators remained unchanged – 170 mm.
The interior of the new 2018-2019 Kia has undergone no less significant change than the appearance of a minivan. Inside, stands out ergonomic instrument panel with easy-access controls.
Now, the car will be offered in the 7-or 8-seater version.
At the same time, due to increased external proportions of the car, a lot of choices mutilation interior transformation.
Trim is made using a special water-repellent upholstery, which is both antibacterial. Not least, this interior also played in improving the sound insulation qualities.
The top version of the minivan will get off with the help of elite grades of leather and other, more expensive natural materials.
Striking equipment 2018-2019 Kia Carnival a huge variety of electronic systems and The assistant. The list of such systems were the ABS , the EBD, the BAS, the TCS (system that controls cravings), Assistant braking in the turns (CBC), the system that is responsible for minimizing the turning cars (ROM). The most expensive version will be additionally equipped with “smart” stabilization systems , adaptive cruise control, a camera with 360 degree, collision avoidance systems (FCWS), systems of tracking the dead zones (BSD).
Brighten leisure car many passengers called to new infotainment – information system, with its built-2018-2019 Kia App Store – an application that facilitates the choice and variety of free downloads of popular programs.
Free space in the family car is now sufficient for the comfortable accommodation of passengers in all three rows. 2018-2019 Kia Carnival on the assertions of the developers, designed to overcome the significant distances friendly company.
While KIA has presented only the petrol version of the family car, equipped with a 3.3 liter. (276 hp, 6000 rpm / min.), 6-cylinder naturally aspirated power unit. Motor current, obtained a system of direct injection, the gas distribution system of change of phases, corresponding to Euro-5 standards. Works engine with 6-speed automatic transmission, to which several operating modes provided.
It is expected that in the foreseeable future, cars will receive a diesel powerplant, but accurate data when it happens, and what the engine has in mind yet.
Specifications of the new generation 2018-2019 Kia Carnival is largely determined by the new front-drive platform developed by the South Korean company. This database is different from the previous platform of greater length and stiffness. Location independent suspension elements has not changed: the front MacPherson struts are used, to get new anti-roll bars behind the used “mnogoryichazhka” possessing separate subframe and new shock absorbers. All-wheel drive got disc brakes, the front wheels – ventilated.
To date, the manufacturer has not provided information on the dynamic characteristics of a minivan, as well as fuel consumption. Most likely, it will happen during one of the scheduled presentations in the near future.
Not being able to test the car, it’s hard enough to write about its advantages and disadvantages. However, knowing the sensitivities of Koreans, as well as taking into account the different views of new items, unprecedented equipment (for minivans) a variety of electronic systems, as well as a clear attitude to conquer the world car market, we dare to suggest that the weaknesses in the auto will be a little. Except possibly value.
As for the price of a new 2018-2019 Kia Carnival – it has not even sounded for the US market. Therefore, domestic car owners have to be patient, and at least wait until the premiere of the cars in Moscow. Most likely, the end of the summer, the manufacturer has already announced his offer price.