Kia Carnival Hi Limousine Debuts in Korea

Following the debut of 4th generation Carnival luxury MPV in August, Kia has now introduced a new hi-roof variant of the Carnival dubbed as Hi Limousine. Available in two seating capacities, the Kia Carnival Hi Limousine is priced at KRW 60.66 million (PKR 86.18 lac) for the 9-seat version and KRW 62.71 million (PKR 89.09 lac) for the more luxurious 7-seat variant.

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Although the Hi Limousine may appear to be a regular Carnival with a roof box fitted on top to carry luggage items, but in fact, the extension is actually part of the vehicle’s body and provides 291mm of extra headroom for the passengers compared to the standard model.

The Kia Carnival Hi Limousine

Other exterior changes that differentiates it with the regular Carival includes a front bumper guard, skid plates, side steps, a dedicated emblem on tailgate, and a third brake light on the heightened roof structure, which is otherwise found on the roof-mounted spoiler on the standard Carnival. These changes make the Hi Limousine 45mm longer and 305mm taller than the Carnival while retaining the same width & wheelbase.

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The pricier 7-seat variant offers a lounge-like cabin featuring second-row captain seats with leg support while the third-row is a regular bench that accommodates 3 passengers. On the other hand, the cheaper 9-seat version has seats arranged in 2-2-2-3 layout.

Interior of Kia Carnival Hi Limousine

Both versions get the same level of standard features which include LED exterior lights, 19-inch wheels, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, ambient lighting, Nappa leather upholstery, and automatic climate control with rear ceiling-mounted vents and an air purifier.

The Kia Carnival Hi Limousine

In terms of safety, the Kia Carnival Hi Limousine gets 7 airbags, Vehicle Stability Management, ABS, EBD, brake assist, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure assist, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance, driver attention alert, high beam assist, and active cruise control. Under the hood there is a Smartstream 3.5 liter V6 petrol engine good for 290 hp and 355 Nm & comes paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard.

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