Kia releases all-new Carnival MPV in Thailand

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Soups and curries aren’t the only spicy things in Thailand. The country’s automotive scene has been heating up with back-to-back releases from various car brands.

The most recent automotive marque to launch a new vehicle in the Land of Smiles is Kia. The South Korean automaker released its latest iteration of the Carnival MPV.

Now on its fourth generation, the Thai-spec Kia Carnival is said to be inspired by premium SUVs. That said, Thai customers find an eye-catching exterior design with a large front grille (housing the front camera) which now dons the new Kia logo.

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Flanking the updated tiger face grille are sleek headlights whose styling is similarly echoed at the MPV’s rear. The new Kia Carnival will ride on 18-inch alloy wheels.

Other comfort and convenience amenities include the smart power sliding door, remote one-touch power door and liftgate, power tailgate (auto-close), and puddle lights.

Updates to the interior include a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment head unit, a Bose audio system, and a Qi wireless charger.

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The Thai-spec 11-seater MPV is built on Kia’s third-generation infrastructure developed for superior performance and fuel efficiency.

Under the hood is a 2.2-liter Smartstream diesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic tranny. This powertrain setup gives the all-new Carnival 202 horses.

Kia Carnival comes with a variety of driving modes: Normal, Sport, Eco, and Smart.

Safety-wise, Kia packs the refreshed Carnival with a stability control system helps stabilize and prevent slipping while cornering and while driving on steep slopes. A rear-view camera makes parking and maneuvering easier while the safe exit assist features the power sliding doors with an alarm if there is a vehicle coming from behind.

The Kia Carnival is offered in Thailand in three variants: Limited, EX, SXL.

Price is at THB฿2,045,000, THB฿2,144,000, and THB฿2,495,000 respectively.

Photos from Kia

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