We are a few days ahead of Kia’s “GUV” reveal, also known as Carnival or Sedona depending in the market. Today and while we wait till the 18th, we want to share with you the latest spy pictures of the Carnival, that was caught in different flavours, from US-spec (known as Sedona), to local market or export Grand Carnival models.
What we know so far?
The 4th Gen Carnival model (known as Sedona in some overseas markets) was introduced 6 years ago, back in 2014. It has the best new technology for getting in and out of the class, a comfortable indoor space for all users, and a state-of-the-art driver assistance system that goes beyond the class.
Kia Motors applies the best-in-class pick-up and drop-off convenience technology to the fourth-generation Carnival to provide a differentiated experience at every moment when passengers get on and off.
The world’s first ‘Smart Power Sliding Door’ is the representative new technology of the 4th generation Carnival that has become smarter. Even without a separate operation, if you hold a smart key and wait for a certain period of time around the door, it is controlled to open automatically, so you can easily board in situations where there is a load in both hands or the door is difficult to operate.
In addition, by pressing the lock/unlock button of the smart key for a certain period of time, the’sliding door and tail’ can be opened and closed at the same time by applying the’simultaneous opening and closing of the remote power door’. All gates can be opened and closed.
In particular, for the 4th Gen Carnival, Kia Motors applied the ‘smart power tailgate auto closing function’ for the first time. For example, if you carry a hand full of luggage at a camping site or if you have a smart key even when it is difficult to directly operate it, the tailgate is automatically closed when it detects it and moves away from the vehicle.
The technology for passengers getting off is also the biggest advantage of the 4th generation Carnival. When a passenger in a rear seat leaves the vehicle and another vehicle approaches from the rear side, the power sliding door can be locked and a warning sound can be applied to prevent accidents when getting off.
In addition, for the first time in its class, Kia applied ‘spotlight on and off’ to illuminate the bottom of the sliding door opening area to enhance convenience. The getting on and off spot lamps brighten the bottom of the getting on and off space in a dark situation where the floor is hard to see, helping passengers get on and off safely.
The driver’s seat is equipped with an advanced 12.3 inch cluster and a 12.3 inch navigation integrated’panorama display’ to enhance visibility and convenience. The center fascia button is realized by a touch method, which has both a stylish design and a convenient operation.
In particular, ‘Ambient Light’, which creates a subtle atmosphere in the KELL premium sound system and three-dimensional pattern garnish on the door handle, provides an emotional immersion. The rear seats are equipped with convenience technology for passengers, giving them the feeling of staying in a premium lounge.
For the second row seats, ‘Premium Relaxation Seat’, which provides the most comfortable posture to the occupant, is applied to realize the highest class-like luxury. Premium relaxation seats make the user feel as if they are floating in a zero-gravity space at the push of a button, alleviating the stress on the hips and waist and reducing fatigue.
In particular, the application of the’expandable center console’ that considers users in the second row maximizes space utilization. In addition, an additional air conditioning filter is also applied to the rear seat space, allowing passengers to enjoy pleasant air anywhere in the large interior space of the 4th generation Carnival.
The biggest advantage of the 4th Gen Carnival is that it provides a differentiated experience and emotional pleasure with mobility technology that interacts with the vehicle. We connected drivers and vehicles with one of the best-in-class mobility technologies, such as rear seat voice recognition, internal car location sharing, navigation interlocking two-row power reclining seat, and KAThome.
‘Secondary voice recognition’ applied for the first time in its class is a technology that enables command control such as “air conditioning on/off” and “cool/warm” that only the driver could do with voice commands of passengers in the rear. Passengers in the rear seats can control navigation directions, Bluetooth audio, and control seats, air conditioning and windows in the rear seats.
‘Share my car location’ is a function that transmits the current vehicle location to a family, acquaintance, vehicle, etc. when moving to a destination, and can share information such as time remaining, distance, and driving speed to the destination.
This is useful for both the driver and the waiting person, as you do not have to know the current location of the vehicle on the phone in various situations in your daily life, such as moving to pick up your child after completing school or academy, or leaving to the airport to meet a friend or family member.
In addition, in situations where it is difficult for the passengers in the second row to control the seats directly, we applied the’navigation-linked two-row power reclining seat’ function that allows the driver to adjust the second-row seats through the navigation setting screen.
‘Kat Home’ is a function that checks the status of the home IoT device in the car and controls its operation in the vehicle.It provides convenience to set the lighting (bedroom, living room, kitchen, etc.), temperature, gas valve, door, etc. in the car. provide.
Advanced driver assistance system that goes beyond the vehicle class
The 4th Gen Carnival has secured the best safety in its class by applying a variety of advanced driver assistance systems that go beyond the car class.
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) alerts the driver if there is a risk of collision with a vehicle in front, pedestrians, cyclists, or a vehicle turning left from the other side. Do it.
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) detects the rear area of the vehicle and assists in avoiding collision when a danger is detected in the rear area in a lane change situation.
Highway Driving Assist (HDA) uses the distance from the vehicle in front of the vehicle, lane information, and navigation information to control the speed of the vehicle itself and maintain the distance and the lane when driving on a highway or car.
The rear side monitor (BVM, Blind-Spot View Monitor) is interlocked with the operation of the direction indicator. When changing lanes while driving, it displays a wider rear-view field in the cluster compared to the existing outside mirrors to help safe driving.
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) detects vehicles approaching from the left and right sides when reversing and automatically brakes when the risk of collision increases, preventing collisions.
Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) helps users to drive at a safe speed by receiving information such as safety sections and curved roads from a navigation system while driving on highways and automobiles.
In addition, Lane Following Assist (LFA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Safe Exit Assist (SEA), and rear seat occupant notification ( ROA, Rear Occupant Alert) are applied to increase safety.
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