(SEOUL) April 11, 2014 – The all-new 2015 Carnival (Sedona in some markets) midsize Multi-Purpose Vehicle will make its global debut at the New York International Auto Show next week and raises the bar in the segment.
The sophisticated and purposeful Carnival rides on an all-new chassis powered by a 3.3-litre gasoline direct injected (GDI) V6 engine and offers a host of innovative technology and safety features, including Kia’s next-generation UVO Infotainment & Telematics system. With several new eServices features, the 2015 Carnival is designed to be the perfect companion for any lifestyle and accommodate any adventure on the road.
* Vehicle features and specifications are for the U.S. model and may differ depending on country.
Founded in 1944 as Kyungsung Precision Industry, Kia is currently Korea’s second largest car manufacturer and it’s oldest. From the company’s production of Korea’s first domestic bicycle, Kia moved on to producing Korea’s first motorcycle and the country’s first truck. Kia then became the first company in Korea to locally produce petrol car engines and the first domestic diesel engine. In 1979, Kia’s quality car production was recognised by the fact that two of the world’s leading European car makers chose the Korean car maker to build their ‘range topper’ models on their behalf – the Peugeot 604 and Fiat 132. But it was in the 1980s that Kia’s growth really took off. In 1986 Ford joined the list of car makers who looked to Kia to produce cars to be sold under their name, with the Festiva joining Ford’s line up first in the USA, then across the world, including in Australia for where Kia produced two generations of Ford’s entry-level car. Today, Kia produces a remarkably diverse range of vehicles sold in 190 countries around the world.
Alyson MacDonald, Press & Public Relations Executive, Kia Motors AustraliaP: 02-9701-1768