The Kia Carnival Family Van Gets More Luxurious
In the pursuit of the ultimate luxury experience, Kia takes the Carnival Van to the next level with the Hi-Limousine trim that it is selling in the Korean and Asian markets. The U.S. market receives only the standard Carnival Van model. However, the Hi-Limousine trim is a vehicle worth talking about. It is comparable to the American Cadillac Escalade in terms of size and luxury. It has several key features such as a lower floor for effortless entry and exit, a higher roof, and extra more to recline the seats, making the Hi-Limousine trim highly desirable for its interior.
A Hyper-Luxury Family Van
The U.S. version of the Kia Carnival seats seven to eight people comfortably, while the top trim of the Hi-Limousine offers seating for four passengers only. Still, the ride quality is comparable to the first-class seats in an airliner. The Hi-Limousine has quilted Nappa leather seats, a 21.5-inch TV on the ceiling, LED ambient lighting, privacy curtains, an air purifier, an elongated LED lamp on the ceiling, a built-in foot-massager device, including cupholders with heating and cooling functionality. For consumers in the market for a van, the Hi-Limousine is the ideal choice for families that desire to travel in luxury and comfort.
Performance and Powertrain
Under the Kia Carnival Hi-Limousine hood are two engine options that include a 3.5 L V6 engine that delivers 290hp and 262 lb-ft of torque and a 2.2 L Diesel that puts out 199hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. It also comes with 19-inch wheels and a high-quality premium suspension for soft and smooth ride quality, making the Hi-Limousine perfect for long-distance travel.
Having all those luxurious features comes with a hefty price tag. The nine-seat version starts at about $53,000 (or 60.66 million won), the seven-seater goes for $56,000 (or 63.88 million won), and the top-tier four-seater has a base price of $77,000 (or 88.26 million won). The US-spec Carnival starts from as low as $32,100 (plus destination fee) for the base LX trim and as high as $46,100 (plus destination fee) for the SX Prestige trim.
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