Kia Philippines is ending 2015 with a big surprise (literally): the launch of the 11-seater version of the Grand Carnival. Dubbed the Grand Carnival 11, this version of Kia’s large MPV offering is catered towards larger families (who don’t find the second-row Captain’s Seats useful) or those who’re looking to maximize the Grand Carnival’s cavernous interior. At the same time, the Grand Carnival 11 starts at a much more pocket-friendly price.
The Kia Grand Carnival 11 starts at P 1,575,000 putting it squarely against the Hyundai Starex and Toyota Hiace Grandia. Of course, it carries less opulence than the fully loaded 7-seater Grand Carnival. You lose things like the 18-inch alloy wheels, leather seats, and the moon roof.
Still, it’s reasonably loaded with anti-stain YES Essentials fabric seats, power side doors, and even a rear back-up camera. Furthermore, unlike the Starex and Hiace Grandia, the fourth row seats in the Grand Carnival can be stowed flat into the floor with a single action mechanical lever.
Like the luxury-oriented Grand Carnival, the Grand Carnival 11 is powered by the R 2.2-liter 4-cylinder CRDi engine with 200 horsepower and 431 Nm of torque. The sole transmission remains a 6-speed automatic minus the cruise control function.
This introductory price is only good until December 31 and valid with a minimum reservation fee of P 100,000.
Travel in Comfort with the Kia Grand Carnival
Managing a smile while sitting in traffic is made possible through the latest offering from Kia’s stable of stylish and class-leading vehicles, the all-new 11-seater Kia Grand Carnival.
For the driver, a posh and high-tech cockpit makes for an effortless and enjoyable ride. The wide, center console features a 3.5” OLED-type display, a cutting-edge multimedia system, and other key driver controls for light, active eco system, and engine, among others.
Standard, Hydraulic Type (HPS), and Tilt and Telescopic Adjust-type of power steering ensures steady handles and reliable drives when road conditions are more challenging.
Housed in its modern, Euro-inspired exterior is a spacious cabin with elegant finishes and flexible seating and carrying options. Second and third row seats can be rearranged with ease, giving ample space for different sizes and shapes of cargo or for additional passengers.
An added practical feature is the stainless technology cloth used for the seat material. Liquid spills bead up, and can easily be wiped away while hard stains that have been rubbed or pressed can be removed with soap and water without difficulty.
Kia Grand Carnival is indeed a well thought-out masterpiece on the road. Even power side doors are installed so that a flick of a switch is all it takes to get in and out of the car with total ease.
Under the hood, the R 2.2L in-line 4-cylinder, CRDi, DOHC, and 16V engine delivers efficiency and optimum strength. The all-new Grand Carnival is a testament of refined balance of power and handling, giving both driver and passenger a complete sense of convenience and comfort every time.
The Korean auto-giant definitely reinvented the concept of family cars and outfitted the Grand Carnival with projector headlamps, halogen fog lamps, and a glossy black with white chrome bar radiator grille for that urban look and feel.
Its polished silhouette and cab-forward design project a kind of style that turns heads and leaves lasting impressions.
Now, a modern-day family van is ready to take the road in style! Experience utmost luxury, security, and relaxation with the all-new Kia Grand Carnival.