in its short body version.
2nd February 2006.
Motors Corporation will reveal three new vehicles at the
76th Geneva motor show
(2-12 March 2006) in Switzerland.
Carnival - First, the all-new Kia
Carnival MPV (short body version) will make its world
premiere before going on sale this summer. The Carnival (Kia
Sedona in some markets) has
been redesigned from the ground up and will be available
with powered twin sliding rear doors and a powered
Kia Carnival MPV on sale this summer in
Taller, wider but shorter than the
previous model, the new short-wheelbase version of the
long-wheelbase, which was introduced in North America and
the general markets last year, has been designed
especially with European consumers in mind, to bring new
benefits in cabin space, seating comfort, interior build
quality, accommodation versatility and overall packaging,
so important to MPV
Seven individual seats are mounted in a
2+3+2 layout and all five middle and back row seats can be
individually moved, reclined, folded or removed.
promises improved performance and enhanced fuel
with a choice of two new 185 ps gasoline and diesel
engines. To make city driving even easier, Kia’s unique
new variable rack stroke (VRS) steering system further
reduces the turning radius.
Facelifted Sorento - In sports
utility land, Kia has given its popular 4x4
Sorento SUV a power boost
for both the diesel and gasoline engines, with a refreshed
look and other enhanced comfort, quality and safety
SUV: facelift and power boost for diesel
and gasoline engines.
In Europe, the 2006 Sorento
offers a choice of two engines:
- A 170 ps diesel with 21% more
power and an advanced variable geometry turbocharger, or,
- A new 3.3-litre V6 gasoline
unit that gets more than 235 ps (over 71 ps per 1000 cc).
Inside, the Sorento gets a revised
centre stack and centre floor console, with a neater
layout and higher quality materials.
At the rear, legroom is increased by
reshaping the backs of the front seats, and the rear seats
are now more easily adjustable.
rear legroom increased by reshaping the
the front seats backs.
The bold SUV exterior has been given a
more contemporary image to reinvigorate the sales of Kia’s
biggest success stories. Last year, the Sorento
was one of Kia’s best sellers globally with nearly
144,000 units sold.
Concept - Last but not least,
Kia will unveil at Geneva too an all-new
based on a five-door C-segment (lower medium, compact
design, will make its world premiere on press day at the
Motors Corporation, Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor
vehicles (Founded in 1944), is one of the fastest growing
automakers in the world. With over 32,500 employees and
annual revenues of over $15 billion, it is part of the
Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, has 12 manufacturing and
assembly operations in 7 countries, and produces more than
1.1 million vehicles a year that are sold in 160