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Kia reveals four wild autonomous concepts at SEMA 2016

Kia has unveiled four new hand-built and heavily-customised concepts to this year’s SEMA show, exploring active and diverse lifestyles ranging from sports entertainment to business travel. Each concept is designed to give a glimpse into the future of ‘The Autonomous Life’, where vehicles will not only drive themselves but will also be tailor-built to suit our lifestyles...

2016 Kia Carnival gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The Kia Carnival has at last attained an important five-star ANCAP rating after Australia's safety watchdog tested the upgraded version. It’s almost a year since the new Kia Carnival scored a surprise four-star ANCAP rating, chalked up at the time partly to “excessive movement of the park and foot brake pedals and significant footwell deformation”...

Kia Australia's sales on an upward march

Kia appears to be hitting its stride in Australia in 2015, given its annual growth rate of almost 20 per cent, or five times the market-wide figure. It was up 36 per cent in November alone. The Korean brand, which has been garnering critical respect for a number of years now, has nevertheless stagnated in sales over the past few years while sister company Hyundai has boomed...

Kia Carnival selling strong with four-star safety rating: What’s another star worth to buyers?

The big new 2015 Kia Carnival is selling so well that the company’s local arm “simply can’t keep up with demand”, according to Kia Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith. Demand, indeed. Although it launched here in late February, the new Carnival’s 1463 year-to-date sales places it just 19 behind the Honda Odyssey that went on sale in 2014...

Kia Carnival four-star ANCAP result not just a seatbelt reminder issue

The new-generation Kia Carnival’s much-publicised four-star ANCAP safety result appears to be down to more than just the lack of a rear seatbelt reminder, as was first thought. ANCAP data released today also showed a less-than-desirable performance in the frontal offset crash test — something that Kia Australia’s internal data suggested would not be the case...

2015 Kia Carnival pricing and specifications

The 2015 Kia Carnival is available in four grades with pricing starting from $41,490 for the base model S in petrol and tops out at $59,990 for the platinum diesel. The new Kia Carnival, which drops the ‘Grand’ from its predecessor’s name, is an entirely new vehicle from the ground up, with the South Korean brand using the same platform as the upcoming Sorento for its latest people mover...

2015 Kia Carnival here in Feburary

Kia Australia is set to launch the third-generation Kia Carnival in February 2015 to dethrone the new Honda Odyssey that has taken over the mantle of the best-selling people mover in Australia so far this year. The new Kia Carnival will foremost drop the ‘Grand’ from its name, as part of a marketing decision to reflect the people-mover’s more natural designation...

2010 Kia Carnival update for Australia

Kia Australia has launched an updated version of its Kia Carnival people-mover with safety, fuel efficiency and subtle Schreyer-inspired styling among the key changes. The range has undergone a naming restructure, with Grand Carnival Si replacing EXE and SLi replacing Premium...

Kia Carnival most affordable people-mover

The RACV has also released its results for the lowest cost people-mover to own and operate, with the Kia Carnival solidifying its premier performance for the third year running.   The cost survey showed that the Korean designed Carnival cost an average of $229.90 per week over five years to run, almost $10 per week less than a Honda Odyssey and almost $16 per week less than a 2WD Ford Territory TX...