2018-2019 Kia Carnival the third generation



During the New York International Auto Show in 2014, the debut of 2018-2019 Kia Carnival minivan new generation.
The model has a new look, new power unit, the increased wheelbase, two variants of interior design and some other innovations that are able to make the car one of the leaders in its class.


Presumably in autumn this year, the minivan will be released on the North American market, and in 2015, the year will appear in Europe.
Note that 2018-2019 Kia Carnival, known in some markets under the names, and the Sedona VQ, is made ​​of 1999.
Seven years later – in 2006, the year – Koreans presented the second generation of the minivan, which enjoyed the greatest popularity in the United States.

The current third generation Korean automaker calls the more global model, so you should expect a very aggressive expansion into the Asian and European markets.



We have already mentioned that the 2018-2019 Kia Carnival new generation has a completely different appearance, made ​​in the corporate style, on which he worked, Peter Schreyer.
The car became more presentable, he received psevdozaschitnye covers on the bumpers, a more appropriate crossovers than minivans, as well as two versions of false radiator grille.

In general, the new 2018-2019 Kia Carnival has features peculiar to machines of higher class.
The changes were made and the size of the car.

Its length now stands at 515.6 cm, width has grown to 198.4 centimeters and a height of 174 cm. The wheelbase has increased to 306.2 cm, but the ride height has not changed and remains at 17 centimeters (North Market America).



Massive changes have occurred inside the minivan.
It is worth noting that the third-generation 2018-2019 Kia Carnival will be offered with a seven and an eight-cabin.
In addition, for the transformation of the cabin there are now more opportunities.
For example, the third row of seats can be completely hidden in the floor, which will increase the capacity of the luggage compartment.

It should also be noted that the interior decoration Koreans using higher quality materials.
For example, in the top-end equipment used leather Nappa.
Markedly improved sound insulation of the passenger compartment and the front panel is a conveniently located controls became more ergonomic.

At the auto show in New York, the Korean automaker introduced a modification of the gasoline 2018-2019 Kia Carnival with a 6-cylinder 3.3-liter V-shaped atmospheric engine Lambda series.



The power unit was a function of variable valve timing and direct fuel injection system.
It meets environmental standards Euro-5.
The power of this engine is 276 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque is achieved at 5200 rpm 336 Newton-meters.

In a couple of this engine is offered 6-band automatic transmission with multiple operating modes.

Koreans have not yet disclosed information on fuel consumption and dynamic performance car, promising to declassify them during the following presentations trends.
2018-2019 Kia Carnival MPV new generation built on a new platform, which has become a little longer and more rigid.



Besides, now the car body is made of 76 per cent of high-strength steel grades, which allowed a few to reduce the weight of the model, as well as improve safety.

The design of independent suspension has not changed – the front part of the machine is still based on the pillars “McPherson” with a new anti-roll bar, and aft is equipped with a multi-link design.
The new 2018-2019 Kia Carnival is the drive to the front axle.

All the wheels of the car got disc brakes, with the front and more ventilated.
The minivan is equipped with a host of modern electronic assistants.
In the presence of a system such as EBD, BAS, ABS, ROM, and the CBC.





The top assembly machines are also equipped with adaptive cruise control and monitoring system “dead» BSD zones sky cameras, intelligent system and the stabilization system to prevent collisions FCWS.

As already mentioned, in the North American market a new generation of 2018-2019 Kia Carnival will be on sale in the fall of 2014, and already at the beginning of next year the car will arrive in Europe.

The prospect of a minivan in Russia is not yet known.
If the Koreans decide to withdraw the model and our market, the Russian version of the present, most likely at the Moscow Motor Show in August of this year.
The cost of the car and a list of options for outfitting the Korean automaker will announce closer to the top of sales.