Why was the new 2023 Kia Carnival better than Toyota and VAG in Russia?
It would seem that in Russia, minivans are looked upon skeptically, but this does not apply in any way to the Kia Carnival 2023.
This model deserves attention from all categories of car enthusiasts, as it includes premium equipment, chic looks and reasonable cost.
The car has been on sale in this generation since 2020 and expects minor upgrades in terms of equipment in the coming year.
Of course, this will have to be reflected in the price of the car, which, by the way, is lower compared to competitors Toyota Alphard and Volkswagen Caravelle.
Features and prices
On the Russian market, the Kia Carnival 2023 is presented in the same new body as the current one.
The car has expectedly undergone a number of changes in terms of packages, but has retained its technical characteristics.
At the same time, it has led to an increase in the price of the car. In terms of appearance, the model has not undergone any changes.
Current photos of the minivan can be seen further in this article. The car is very interesting and strikes with the equipment in relation to its cost.
This is the most affordable option, the cost of which starts from 4,144,900 rubles
This version of the car will be available to the buyer only with the weakest power unit of 2.2 liters. If necessary it will be possible to order additional options at a dealer for a fee.
Another option with 8-seat interior, which is considered one of the most affordable at the moment.
For Kia Carnival 2023 in this version will have to pay 4,444,900 rubles. Here is also put only a 2.2-liter power unit.
As for options, in this version the car will get a system of «blind spots» monitoring, front parktronic, tri-zone climate and acoustic system with 6 speakers.
In this case, we are talking about a more interesting version of the car with a price tag of 4,794,900 rubles. This modification is available to the potential buyer with two power units to choose from.
It is a 2,2-liter turbodiesel or 3,5-liter gasoline engine. In case of the latter the car will have to pay extra 300 thousand roubles, if the buyer does not want to stuff the car with extras according to the offer of the official dealer.
The starting equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED fog lights, electric trunk, and a whole set of other options that are responsible for comfort and safety.
This configuration can be divided into two options: with 8- and 7-seater interior. The last one is more expensive. The price tag on the car starts from 5,034,900 rubles.
The equipment includes options such as:
electric drive of side rear doors;
engine start button;
premium audio system;
As in the case with the Prestige version, here it will be possible to choose from two power units. Though this complete set is considered to be the maximum, a number of options the motorist will be able to order separately.
Body and interior
We can not say that the Kia Carnival 2023 is some outstanding minivan for modest money. The car is quite expensive, but it will fully justify its investment.
The car turned out spectacular, stylish and aggressive, but at the same time, in its design you can see moderate and calm outlines.
The car will perfectly suit the design of both young car enthusiasts, and their more experienced colleagues in the age of 40 years.
In this respect, the «Korean» has everything at the highest level. It does not lag behind the competitors at all, and also can quite give a head start to models from other, more expensive classes.
The car has received impressive dynamics, spacious interior, low fuel consumption and a number of other qualities that Russian motorists appreciate quite highly.
At the moment in the sale of this «Korean» can be found with a more economical 2.2-liter diesel engine, equipped with a turbocharger, or a 3.5-liter «atmospheric».
The presence of «automatic transmission» is unchangeable for all variants. The car confidently picks up the first 100 km/h in 8.5 — 10.3 seconds, depending on the installed power unit.
The maximum speed is 199 km/h. The car consumes about 6.5 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers or 10.3 liters of gasoline in the combined cycle. Everything depends on the chosen power unit.
As previously stated, as the gearbox is provided here only «automatic». The car got good engines for 199 and 249 horsepower, respectively.
The car is 5155 mm in length, 1995 mm in width and 1750 mm in height.
When the seats are unfolded, the trunk of this minivan holds 627 liters of cargo.
Space in the 8-seat model can be increased by almost 4 times. The fuel tank is designed for 72 liters of fuel. The clearance of the model is 182 mm.