You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like... when it comes to family cars.
We turn our fantastic eight-seat Kia Carnival into a hauler.
The new Kia Carnival is pitched as a people mover that bridges the gap to SUVs. So we took it on a back-road trip to see if it stands up to the hype.
I never thought I’d catch myself saying this, but purple is one hell of a colour for the 2021 Kia Carnival. But technically, I'm wrong. I was surprised to find out that this hue is actually called Deep Chroma Blue, but it strikes me as more of a deep purple in person. It does change a bit in different light, and has loads of metallic flecks in it...
While Australians have historically preferred diesel over petrol, the cheaper and more powerful option shouldn't be discounted.
Thinking about buying a large SUV for your growing family, with no plans of going off-road? Don't. Buy this instead.
If you forget for a second what you think you might need, this base-spec people mover might be the perfect choice.
When I'm not writing about cars, I'm playing tennis. You've probably gathered this with my various references to ferrying around team mates on the weekends or if you're silly enough to follow my social media (@jwongwong11 on Instagram, #shamelessplug)...
The Kia Carnival continues its run as the gold standard in people movers, driving more like a car than a bus and offering incredible cabin flexibility and comfort.
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?
Need extra seats? Why squish into a seven-seat SUV when the eight-seat Kia Carnival offers so much more space and comfort? People-movers have come a long way.