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Kia Philippines Launches the 2022 Kia Carnival as a GUV for the Executive Class

Encouraged by their 2021 milestone sales achievements, Kia Philippines takes bold and inspired steps to forge ahead with the recent launch of the all-new Kia Carnival. With a design that brings it at par with the looks and the feel of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) and the space, comfort and convenience of a passenger van, Kia aptly calls the 2022 Carnival 7-seater as a Grand Utility Vehicle (GUV). It has transformed into an up-market premium vehicle for VIPs and their families that any executive can enjoy driving or being chauffeured in.

As a bona fide GUV, the all-new Carnival is robust and sleek for everyday-corporate use, fun and smart for leisurely drives with the family, plus chic and elegant for shuttling to and from social events. Living up to the company’s philosophy “Movement That Inspires”, the Carnival’s movement or evolution from soccer-mom minivan to premium executive GUV is indeed inspiring. From its humble origins in 1998 as the first-generation Carnival (KV-II), to the second-generation (VQ) that debuted in 2005 and the third-generation (YP) introduced in 2014, this fourth-generation (KA4) is the latest modern and purposeful evolution yet it is immediately recognizable as a Carnival.

1st generation Carnival (KV-II) 1998-2004

2nd generation Carnival (VQ) 2005-2013

3rd generation Carnival (YP) 2014-2020

4th generation Carnival (KA4) 2021-present

Moments of Inspiration

Inside and out, the 4th generation Carnival was designed to inspire successful, goal-driven, and multifaceted executives by integrating luxury into their time on the road. “As the top-of-the-line vehicle for executives and family leisure, the all-new Kia Carnival offers ample headroom, spacious and welcoming seats. All constructed with elegant materials to indulge you. Most importantly, it accommodates every individual occupant comfortably”, said Simon Kang, the Coordinating Director of Product Planning at Kia Asia Pacific. As executives constantly move between avenues of inspiration—business, leisure, family—the all-new Carnival works to elevate all aspects of their experience and serve as the ultimate premium vehicle that can further enrich their affluent lifestyle.

Movement That Inspires: Carnival inspires even more when on the move.

Three-row seating for seven pampered occupants.

 Moments of Style

Style is a must for all Kia models and the all-new Carnival—with its overall enlarged dimensions—is no exception. It exhibits a stronger, stylish, and futuristic exterior that inspires confidence and commands respect. Its Island Roof supported by the C-Pillar design creates a classy sculpted appearance. The Carnival SX variant features Dual LED headlamps and 19-inch alloy wheels while 18-inch wheels are fitted for the EX variant. This stylish GUV is available in three colors: Snow White Pearl for a sleek and clean look, Aurora Black Pearl for a classic silhouette, and Astra Blue for a touch of sophistication.

Strong, stylish and futuristic exterior with “Island Roof” design…

… supported by a unique C-pillar design that adds an air of sophistication.

Moments of Innovation

State-of-the-art technology allows the all-new Carnival to provide an optimum driving and riding experience for the modern executive, who’s also the head of the family. The new SmartStream 2.2 VGT CRDi turbodiesel engine and 8-speed automatic transmission provides sufficient power, superior handling and efficient fuel savings. An 8-inch Touchscreen Audio reinforced with Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity allows hand-free accessibility with Voice Control. Strategically-placed USB ports and a wireless mobile phone charger (available for the SX) offer convenience while Drive Mode Select and Electronic Parking Brake offer a smoother and safer drive.

SmartStream 2.2 VGT CRDi turbodiesel engine

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity with Voice Control

 Moments of Comfort & Convenience

The all-new Carnival provides easy access with a Smart Entry and Remote Start that welcomes passengers to its spacious interior. Entering the first row, driver and  front passenger power seats (driver power seat only for the EX) come with a Memory Function to customize presets for seating adjustments. Also included in the SX are leather business class relaxation seats in the 2nd row with cooling and heating functions, sunshade blinds, and a 3-zone automatic climate control system. All features are designed to extend VIP comfort and convenience and pamper the passengers while on the road.

Power front seats with heating and cooling functions

2nd-row business-class executive relaxation seats

Moments of Safety

As an upscale premium GUV, the all-new Carnival features top-notch technologies introduced by Kia’s DRIVE WISE– a new sub-brand that’s dedicated to innovating intelligent safety features with the use of autonomous driving and assistive capabilities for “a hassle-free, delightful driving experience”. The Carnival SX variant is equipped with DRIVE WISE features including Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Lane Keep & Following Assist. The SX is also fitted with LEDs in the headlamp, taillamp, fog lights, and daytime running lights (DRL), an auto-dimming interior rear view mirror, front and rear parking sensors, rear camera with dynamic guidelines, Blind Spot Warning, cruise control, and seven airbags.

Kia DRIVE WISE features include Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Lane Keep & Following Assist.

In case of a collision, the occupants are protected by seven airbags around the cabin.

First Class Treatment

“The all-new Carnival delivers first-class treatment worthy of a VIP”, stated Manny Aligada, the President of Kia Philippines. “Each key feature supports the executive’s daily drive towards avenues of inspiration. Moments of style that express exclusive taste. Moments of innovation that empower the drive to seek more. Moments of comfort and convenience that fulfill a luxurious standard of living. And moments of safety that represent a reliable nature.”

More than offering inspiration, Kia goes beyond by extending its promise of security with a reliable aftersales experience. Just like other members of the Kia Philippines’ model lineup, the all-new Carnival comes with a 5-Year or 160,000-kilometer warranty, as well as 24/7 Roadside Assistance. Experience a GUV and uncover your own limitless moments that inspire with the all-new 2022 Kia Carnival. The SX 8AT variant is available while the EX 8AT variant will be available this March 2022. Prices are P2.540M for the EX 8AT Astra Blue and P2.550M for pearl colors and  P2.988M for the SX 8AT Astra Blue and P2.998M for pearl colors. Find the dealer nearest your location via https://www.kia.com/ph/main.html.