Kia’s new Carnival keeps the legend alive

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For over two decades and three generations Kia’s eight-seat Carnival has been the go-to vehicle for anyone needing to move a tribe in both the private and commercial world.

Kia Carnival 2021 MY external 1  Since its arrival in 1998 as the affordable choice for those who most needed a purpose-designed people mover, through to the new fourth generation model with style and sophistication to rival even its most aggressive SUV challengers, Carnival remains the most sensible and desirable choice for anyone prioritising space, comfort and safety.

Based on Kia’s new mid-size platform which is shared with the impressive new Sorento, the Carnival offers more value, space, refinement and capability than its predecessors and any current challengers.

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The design journey of the new Carnival has moved closer to a stylish SUV-like profile, reflecting the all-new Sorento, particularly in the side and front profiles from the C-Pillar forward. The distinctive people mover styling becomes more evident from the rear.

For Australian buyers the fourth-generation Carnival will be available in four specification levels _S, Si, SLi and Platinum _ in both petrol and diesel engines.

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Both the Smartstream 3.5-litre GDI V6 petrol (216kW and 355Nm) and Smartstream R2.2-litre CRDI diesel (148kW and 440Nm) drive the front wheels through a Kia-developed 8-speed automatic.

As always with Kia, the Carnival will come stacked with features right across the range along with an extensive range of both passive and active safety and driver assistance systems, protecting the driver and passengers on every journey.

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 Premium Paint $695

RRP Driveaway Price
S Petrol Auto $46,880 $50,390
Si Petrol Auto $52,380 $55,790
SLi Petrol Auto $56,880 $60,290
Platinum Petrol Auto $64,680 $67,990
S Diesel Auto $48,880 $52,390
Si Diesel Auto $54,380 $57,790
SLi Diesel Auto $58,880 $62,290
Platinum Diesel Auto $66,680 $69,990
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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.