2021 Kia Carnival Interior Revealed, India Launch In 2022
The Korean carmaker is looking to go upmarket with the next generation Carnival MPV.
2021 Kia Carnival interior has been revealed and the design of the fourth generation model’s insides is a compete departure to that of the current car on sale.
Kia claims the design is based on the interior design concept named ‘Spatial Talents’ and promises improved cabin quality.
The obvious difference is the presence of two digital displays on the wrap-around dashboard like in new Mercedes models, along with a new steering wheel.
One screen is for the driver’s instrument cluster, the other is a touchscreen infotainment system and both are 12.3-inches in size with haptic touch controls.
There is a similar panel further below the centre console for the climate control system, while at its base, one can find the shift-by-wire dial for the transmission.
The fourth-generation Kia Carnival has 30 mm longer wheelbase (up to 3090 mm) and 10 mm wider body (up to 1995 mm).
The overall length of the new Carnival has increased by 40 mm to 5155 mm, with a 30 mm longer rear overhang (up to 1130 mm).
Depending upon the market, the Carnival will offer 3- or 4-row seating configurations, with space for 7, 9 or 11 occupants in total.
The 7-seat configuration model will get reclining captain seats for second-row occupants, with adjustable backrests, armrests and legrests.
Storage-wise, the second-row occupants have access to USB chargers, storage nets and a new storage drawer in the base of the rear console.
Exterior of the MPV was recently shown in pictures. There is a big grille at the front that houses the low beam headlight and next to it are DRLs and high beam units.
The MPV gets sliding rear doors, new alloy wheels, blackened A, B and C pillars, while the rear profile has a single unit tail light with revisions made to the tail gate and bumper.
The 2021 Kia Carnival is due on-sale in Korea in the third quarter of 2020 and its India launch is expected in 2022.