| Lyna Mohamad |
GRAND Motors Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor of Kia, unveiled its all-new 2015 Kia Grand Carnival, a midsize multi-purpose vehicle yesterday at its showroom in Beribi.
The Grand Carnival has introduced a new definition of space with a perfect interior environment that offers an innovative approach to comfort and takes users to a place where superior design and truly smart features combine with a deep understanding of practical driving needs.
As the final chapter in Kia’s design-led transformation story, the all-new Grand Carnival’s CUV-like styling and proportions offer all of the functional convenience of the segment while defying its design limitations.
In addition to innovative European-inspired design, it also delivers the exceptional interior volume buyers expect in the segment with ample passenger and cargo room and a quiet and comfortable cabin.
Following the philosophy that has guided Kia’s recent succession of highly successful redesigns, this model of Kia’s midsize MPV advances value to new levels of sophistication with a host of segment-leading new technology and upscale features, all of which will be offered in a new premium trim level – SXL and SXLi.
Featuring smarter features and intelligent spatial awareness with power and safety in harmony, the Grand Carnival comes with a 2.2 diesel engine and six-speed automatic transmission.
Customers have the option of the standard or the higher end model and it is rooted in the understanding that technology must always deliver the ultimate driving experience by anticipating a driver’s needs.
The higher spec model offers two-tone pure leather seats while the standard offers fabric seats in mono-tone colours only which are anti-pollutant and easy to clean. Stainless technology is also applied to the seats for maximum convenience.
On the entertainment note, the Grand Carnival features Infinity sound system, an eight-channel, eight-speaker premium sound system with an external amplifier for crystal-clear concert hall quality audio reproduction.
The state-of-the-art gadgets featured amongst all includes full colour, high definition rear view camera which acts as a trusted guide and the blind spot detection system to monitor approaching vehicles from the rear in the lanes flanking the driver where when a vehicle is detected, a visual alert appears on the side view mirrors.
The advanced high strength steel on the Grand Carnival improves impact resistance, body rigidity and performance as weight is reduced and the collision structure is reinforced and the safety system features driver and front passenger airbags as well as side curtain airbags.
Other features include a cooling glove box, LED side repeaters and auto folding mirrors, shark fin antenna, aero blade wipers, auto defog system and rear spoilers. There are nine body colours to choose from.