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Kia has added more tech and more safety to its already segment-leading people mover. But is the 2019 Kia Carnival proof an MPV can be sexy?
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LIST PRICE From $42,490
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FUEL ECONOMY 7.7/100km
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Next Kia Carnival to debut in April, hybrid and turbo four options expected – report

The Carnival is coming to town – to New York City, specifically. The Korean Car Blog reports the next generation of Kia’s people mover will debut in April at this year’s New York motor show. The redesigned Carnival will move to the platform underpinning the upcoming 2020 Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima...

Kia's Australian Open Fleet hits the road

It's tennis time in Melbourne again, which means the streets are swarming with Kias. For the 19th consecutive year, Kia is supporting the Australian Open with a squadron of branded vehicles to transport, players, officials and VIPs to and from the Melbourne Park facility...

2019 Kia Carnival recalled

Kia has recalled the 2019 Carnival, over concerns about its second-row seatbelt arrangement. According to the company, the seatbelt buckle for the middle second-row seat might have been installed on the wrong side. If that's the case, occupants won't be able to buckle their belt. Obviously, not wearing a seatbelt correctly greatly increases an occupant's risk of injury or death in an accident...

2015-19 Kia Carnival recalled for door fix

Kia Australia has issued a recall for the 2015-19 model-year Carnival over concerns models with power-operated side doors may not recognise objects obstructing their path. The Korean manufacturer reports the software controlling the power sliding doors may not detect "certain obstructions", and therefore may not auto-reverse when an obstruction is in the door opening...

2019 Kia Carnival pricing and specs

Kia has revealed local pricing and specifications for its updated Carnival people mover (link opens in new tab), which now kicks off at $42,490 before on-road costs. Power comes from a choice of 3.3-litre V6 petrol or 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engines, both of which are hooked up to a new eight-speed automatic transmission...

2019 Kia Carnival revealed

The upgraded 2019 Kia Sedona – known here as the Carnival – has been revealed this week at the New York motor show, ahead of an Australian launch later this year. Along with minor exterior and interior design changes, the facelifted people mover gets a new eight-speed automatic transmission and a new rear-seat entertainment system...

2017 Kia Carnival recalled for brake fix

Kia has issued a recall for 628 examples of the 2017 Carnival people-mover over concerns the brake booster's vacuum hose could collapse. The Korean manufacturer says a manufacturing fault could cause the vacuum hose in the brake booster to become weak over time. If the vacuum collapses, it could cause the brake pedal to "become hard" when applying the brakes repeatedly...

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...

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