Kia has officially announced that they will be producing a long wheelbase version of their Carnival, which will only be sold in China starting this September. It is a good thing that it’s only sold in China as European buyers would have overlooked it in favor of more stylish looking competitors with engines under two liters.
As we’ve come to expect from large MPVs, it features three rows of seats and it can accommodate 8 people inside, with the third row of seats folding. The middle row can also be removed if load space is a priority.
Power comes from a European-spec 2.2-liter diesel engine producing 197 hp. It drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission which is borrowed, along with the engine from the European Kia Sorento.