Kia shows the cabin of the 2021 Carnival MPV
We saw last month what the fourth generation of the Kia Carnival would look like from the outside, and now, the company finally showed us the interior as well.
There are two 12.3-inch displays inside united under a single protective glass screen. One acts as the digital instrument cluster, while another fulfils infotainment functions and can be divided in two partitions: driver’s and front passenger’s. There is a dedicated touch-sensitive panel housing HVAC controls, and a gear selector knob now switches gears by wire with no mechanical control over the process.
The new Kia Carnival is 40 mm (1.6”) longer and 10 mm (0.2”) wider than its predecessor while getting 30 mm (1.2”) to its wheelbase and rear overhang lengths. This should mean more space in the interior and the trunk, but the company gives no specifics at the moment.
The cabin can accommodate three or four rows of seats for seven, nine or eleven passengers. The seven-seater boasts luxurious “captain’s” seats in the middle row with adjustable backs, armrests and footrests. There are plenty of storage pockets, charging ports and similar nice touches.
The new Kia Carnival will go on sale in South Korea in the third quarter of 2020.
Editor Andrew Raspopov