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July 13, 2020

Kia Shows Off the 2021 Carnival's Interior and It's Epic

After showing off the exterior design of its all-new 2021 Carnival, Kia has now shown what the interior looks like, and it looks even more impressive.

Taking lessons learned from its World Car of the Year and Wards 10 Best Interior winner the Telluride SUV, the Carnival gives off a spacious, comfortable, and futuristic environment.

Designed under the concept of “Spatial Talents,” the Carnival’s new interior features a wide, wrap-around dashboard, with a high fascia that’s elegant in its simplicity and cutting-edge in the array of features it offers. The dashboard seamlessly integrates dual-screen infotainment technologies with haptic touch controls.

The dash itself is accented by high-tech two digital displays all under one piece of glass, linking Kia’s latest 12.3-inch digital driver instrument cluster and 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system. This display provides a wide variety of useful information across its 12.3-inch split screens. Many infotainment functions can be controlled using touch-sensitive buttons around the screen, with a similar panel further down the center console for the climate control system. A shift-by-wire dial for the transmission at the base of the center console further expresses the new Carnival’s sense of technology and modernity.

The 2021 Carnival rides on a longer wheelbase. Thanks to a longer rear overhang and wider body, it can offer either three or four rows of seats in seating for 7, 9, or 11 occupants in total.

In its popular 7-seat configuration, the Carnival boasts Kia’s reclining Captain’s Chairs for second-row occupants, with adjustable backrests, armrests and leg rests providing business-class seating for comfort on long journeys.

The Carnival excels at providing practical storage options for occupants, with a range of new features for stowing, supporting and even charging electronic devices and smaller items. Second-row occupants have access to back-of-seat USB chargers, storage nets for mobile devices, and a new storage drawer in the base of the rear console, with a tray for storing tablets or phones above a larger storage area.

Furthermore, the Carnival’s 30 mm longer wheelbase (up to 3,090 mm) and 10 mm wider body (up to 1,995 mm) further enhances utility for families and professionals. The overall length of the new Carnival grows by 40 mm to 5,155 mm, with a 30 mm longer rear overhang (up to 1,130 mm), creating more space for third-row passengers and best-in-class luggage space with it.

The new Kia Carnival is due on-sale in Korea later in the third quarter of 2020. More product details will be released soon as the launch nears.

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