Kia Launch All-New Carnival Minivan in South Korea

Kia Motors Corp. unveiled the past week its brand new third generation Carnival minivan for the South Korean domestic market, hoping to breathe new life into the drab people-hauler sector.

In a media event held in Seoul, the automaker launched the last Kia vehicle to get the new distinct design identity started by chief designer Peter Schreyer in 2006. The design changes include the signature tiger-nose grille and more sporty profile, with the company stressing that the minivan is competitively priced vis-a-vis rivals and packed with safety features and technologies that will help profile it a presence at home and abroad.

Since it was released as Korea’s first minivan in 1998, the Carnival has been sold 570,000 units in Korea and 890,000 units in overseas markets.The Carnival also made great contributions to normalizing Kia Motors’ finances after the carmaker entered a court receivership after the Asian financial crisis in 1998.

Kia Motors has invested 350 billion won over the past 52 months to develop the All New Carnival.Compared to the previous models, the All New Carnival features great improvements in interior and exterior designs, frame structure and stability, space utilization and convenience specs. According to latest spy shots Kia is working in a Carnival Limousione will go on sale soon,

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