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Kia launches new Carnival

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The Kia Motors has launched all-new Kia Carnival, fourth-generation flagship minivan in  Seoul. It has been dubbed a ‘Grand Utility Vehicle,’ more refined and roomy, offering greater space and efficiency than its predecessors, Its new SUV-inspired design is matched with a modern new interior with a range of technologies designed to assist drivers, while protecting and entertaining occupants. The new Kia Carnival will go hit Kia’s global markets later this year

The new Carnival is available in eight exterior paint colors and a range of aluminum alloy wheel designs  The panoramic-screen dashboard design, which integrates dual-screen infotainment technologies and haptic touch controls are other features. It offers owners three- or four-row seating configurations, with space for seven, eight or 11 occupants in total.

It has reclining ‘Premium Relaxation Seat’ for second-row occupants, with adjustable back-, arm- and leg-rests providing ‘business class’ seating.

The car has 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system under a single seamless piece of glass. This dual-screen display creates a panoramic, widescreen user experience, with many infotainment functions controlled via touch-sensitive buttons around the screen. The system offers a crystal-clear display, as well as seamlessly integrated wireless Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ with voice recognition. The Carnival also offers live telematics information via the in-car touchscreen and on their smartphone.

Depending on local market conditions, Kia Live services provides live traffic information, weather forecasts, points of interest, and details of potential on- and off-street parking (including price, location and parking availability). It also enables drivers to send route directions to their car before a journey, and check the location of their vehicle at any time.

The infotainment system also enables users to connect two smartphones via Bluetooth at the same time, enabling separate phones to be used for phone calls or media.  Technology is also used to create a more sociable environment within the cabin itself, with the fourth-generation Carnival boasting a new ‘Rear Passenger View & Talk’ feature. Front passengers can use this to check on rear-seat occupants with a small camera linked to the infotainment system – instead of turning around in their seat. It also lets front occupants communicate more easily with other passengers, as the system amplifies their voice through the rear-seat speakers. Should front occupants allow, a new ‘Rear Passenger Voice Recognition’ technology also lets occupants in the second row issue voice commands to control the infotainment system.


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