Pricing for the 2021 Kia Carnival has been released, ahead of the model's imminent arrival in local showrooms.
Details published on Kia Australia's website reveal the new-generation, eight-seater people mover will touch down on Australian shores with a choice of four variants and two engine options, with prices ranging from $46,880 before on-road costs for the cheapest Carnival S petrol variant, to $66,680 plus on-roads for the flagship Platinum diesel.
As is the norm for new Kia models, national drive-away pricing will be offered with the new Carnival from launch, taking the aforementioned prices to $50,390 drive-away and $69,990 drive-away respectively.
Prices have risen consistently across the range compared to the outgoing Carnival, with petrol variants up $3690 (excluding on-road costs), while diesel models have been hit with $3190 rises.
Note: overseas models pictured above and throughout story.
Buyers will continue to have the choice of four variants – S, Si, SLi and Platinum – each with a choice of petrol or diesel power.
As reported in November 2020, petrol-powered models feature a 3.5-litre naturally-aspirated V6 developing 216kW of power and 355Nm of torque (up 10kW/19Nm over the outgoing model's 3.3-litre mill), while diesel variants employ a 148kW/440Nm 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder (up 1kW).
Both engines send drive to the front wheels only through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
While the roster of standard equipment offered with each variant has yet to be confirmed, a filing in a government database unearthed in November revealed 17-inch alloy wheels will be fitted to entry-level grades, with higher-spec models upgrading to 18- and 19-inch units.
Available features on certain variants are expected to include leather seat trim, a 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster, 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen with smartphone mirroring, LED headlights and tail-lights and 'Level Two' semi-autonomous driving aids including adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist.
Dimensionally, the new Carnival measures in at 5155mm long, 1995mm wide and 1740mm tall, with a 3090mm wheelbase – 40mm longer in overall length, 10mm wider and 30mm longer in wheelbase than its predecessor
The 2021 Kia Carnival is expected to touch down in local showrooms imminently. A full breakdown of pricing (including on-road costs) can be found below.
2021 Kia Carnival Australian pricing
- Carnival S petrol – $50,390 drive-away
- Carnival S diesel – $52,390 drive-away
- Carnival Si petrol – $55,790 drive-away
- Carnival Si diesel – $57,790 drive-away
- Carnival SLi petrol – $60,290 drive-away
- Carnival SLi diesel – $62,290 drive-away
- Carnival Platinum petrol – $67,990 drive-away
- Carnival Platinum diesel – $69,990 drive-away