2021 Kia Carnival interior revealed

By THOMAS HUONG | 13 July 2020

SEOUL: Last month, Kia revealed exterior images of its fourth-generation Carnival multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), and now, it has revealed the interior.

Kia's fourth-generation flagship MPV is also sold in many markets as the Sedona.

The new Carnival is due on-sale in South Korea later in the third quarter of 2020.

The interior boasts a futuristic new cabin for the 2020s, with a wide, wrap-around dashboard that integrates dual-screen infotainment technologies with haptic touch controls.

The dash itself is accented by high-tech two digital displays all under one piece of glass, linking Kia’s latest 12.3-inch digital driver instrument cluster and 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system.

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Many infotainment functions can be controlled using touch-sensitive buttons around the screen, with a similar panel further down the center console for the climate control system.

There is also a shift-by-wire dial for the transmission at the base of the center console.

The fourth-generation Carnival benefits from a longer wheelbase, a longer rear overhang, and a wider body.

The result is more interior space for passengers in all three or four rows.

Second-row occupants have access to back-of-seat USB chargers, storage nets for mobile devices, and a new storage drawer in the base of the rear console, with a tray for storing tablets or phones above a larger storage area.

Furthermore, the Carnival’s 30 mm longer wheelbase (up to 3,090 mm) and 10 mm wider body (up to 1,995 mm) further enhances utility for families and professionals.

The overall length of the new Carnival grows by 40 mm to 5,155 mm, with a 30 mm longer rear overhang (up to 1,130 mm), creating more space for third-row passengers and best-in-class luggage space with it.