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Kia Unveils China-Specific Grand VQ-R at Beijing Motor Show


The Grand VQ-R is a long wheelbase version of the popular Carnival minivan (known as ‘Sedona’ in some markets) that has been developed specifically for export to the Chinese market, taking into consideration the current economic environment in China including rising oil prices and the rapidly changing lifestyle trends of Chinese consumers who increasingly spend more leisure time with their families.

The Kia Grand VQ-R will also cater to those seeking an executive business vehicle that offers a flexible, roomy space in which to conduct business on the move.


  • Overall Length: 5,130 mm (320 mm longer than existing short wheelbase VQ).
  • Wheelbase: 3,020 mm (130 mm longer than existing short wheelbase VQ).
  • Front Overhang: 975 mm (same as existing short wheelbase VQ).
  • Rear Overhang: 1,135 (190 mm longer than existing short wheelbase VQ).

Interior Space:

The Grand VQ-R features a very spacious, flexible interior layout with versatile seating arrangement and easy entry/exit thanks to removable 2 nd row seats. Luggage space is also easily maximized thanks to the 3rd row sinking seats.


The Grand VQ-R will be equipped with the same competitive R-Engine 2.2 diesel CRDi engine found in the Sorento CUV currently marketed in China. The R2.2 diesel engine found in the Grand VQ-R is coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission and offers best-in-class power and torque as well as fuel consumption.

Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Kia & Hyundai. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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