New Kia Carnival 4-seater variant revealed with added luxury

The Limousine Hi-Trim variant of the Carnival now features two limousine-style individual seats in the middle row.

Kia has unveiled a new range-topping variant for its fourth-generation Carnival MPV, called the Limousine Hi-Trim. The new variant has been launched in its home market (South Korea) and comes with a 4-seater configuration.

The Carnival Limousine Hi-Trim variant has a length of 5,200 mm (85 mm more than the standard 11-seater variant) and an elevated roof, which makes it taller by 305 mm.

On the inside, the driver and front passenger space remain unchanged. However, the Limousine Hi-Trim variant features two limousine-style individual seats in the middle row. The seats are wrapped in Nappa leather upholstery. The seats are also offered with a dedicated leg rest and table.

Other features at the rear include a 21.5-inch entertainment screen mounted on the ceiling. The screen is controlled by another 7-inch tablet, integrated in the centre console at the rear. It also comes with sun blinds, foot massagers, LED ambient lighting, a heated / cooled storage unit and wireless charging.

Kia is also said to have tweaked the suspension on the Carnival Limousine Hi-Trim to offer a more plush ride for the rear seat occupants. The new range-topping variant, however, continues to be powered by the same powertrain options as the other variants. These include a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine producing 290 BHP & 355 NM and a 2.2-litre diesel unit churning out 199 BHP & 441 Nm. Both engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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