The 2015 Kia Carnival has arrived in Australia, with the price range starting from AU$41,990. The all-new eight-seat people-mover is available in four trim levels – S, Si, SLi and Platinum.
Standard features across the range include eight seats with stain and odour resistant cloth upholstery, manual front and rear air conditioning, three 12-volt sockets, three USB ports, powered tailgate, reversing camera, rear parking sensors, roof rails, cruise control and keyless entry. Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, 10 cup-holders and four bottle-holders are also standard.
Safety features standard across the range include lap-sash belts for all occupants, six airbags covering all three rows, Electronic Stability Control and Anti-lock Braking System.
The Si trim now features 17-inch alloy wheels, electrically folding sideview mirrors, OLED instrument cluster, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped gear knob, 8-inch touch screen infotainment system satellite navigation, DVD player and three-zone climate control air conditioning with auto defog.
The SLi trim features power sliding doors, 18-inch alloy wheels, front parking sensors, leather trim seats, 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat and smart key with start button.
The range-topping Platinum trim features auto leveling HID headlamps with washer, High Beam Assist, 19-inch alloy wheels, a 7.0-inch ‘Supervision’ instrument panel , driver’s memory seat (2 positions), driver’s 4-way power lumbar support, 8-way electrically adjustable front passenger’s seat, Blind Spot Detection, Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System and Forward Collision Warning System.
Two engine options are available across the range. The 3.3-litre V6 petrol engine produces 206 kW (276 hp) and 336 Nm of torque. The 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine produces 147 kW (197 hp) and 440 Nm of torque. Both engines come mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
2015 Kia Carnival pricing:
2015 Kia Carnival S – AU$41,490
2015 Kia Carnival Si – AU$45,490
2015 Kia Carnival SLi – AU$49,990
2015 Kia Carnival Platinum – AU$57,490
2015 Kia Carnival S – AU$43,990
2015 Kia Carnival Si – AU$47,990
2015 Kia Carnival SLi – AU$52,490
2015 Kia Carnival Platinum – AU$59,990