A new variant of the 8-seater Kia Carnival people mover has been introduced to New Zealand to complement the existing super-luxury Limited, boasting a $6,000 saving.
The new Carnival EX comes loaded with high equipment and comfort levels, with electric opening side doors, bluetooth hands-free, dual zone climate A/C, plus reverse warning sensors and still represents extraordinary good value at only $45,990 plus ORC.
Among the list of other features included in its standard specification are 6 airbags, electric rear quarter window operation, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, front fog lights, electric heated door mirrors, remote central door locking with burglar alarm and full electronic stability control.
Powered by the revised 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine the Carnival Ex delivers 202kW of peak power and 343Nm of torque, matched to a slick 6-speed sequential sports shift automatic transmission. Alloy wheels and high power disc brakes all-round are also part of the exceptional package.
The Carnival EX also retains the modular seating system that includes removable mid seats and rear seats that fold down completely into the floor to provide a large flat cabin space.
“The Carnival EX is aimed at those who want a well-equipped 8-seater that fits their family or business requirements at a more affordable price,” says Todd McDonald, General Manager of Kia Motors New Zealand.
“By removing only some of the luxuries, such as leather upholstery, but retaining many of the popular items that customers expect to see in a Kia, we have managed to create a very affordable and very desirable multi-passenger vehicle for the New Zealand market.”
Carnival has been one of the best selling people movers on the New Zealand market and the new EX 8-seater is now on sale at Kia dealerships throughout the country.