The internationally acclaimed Grand Utility Vehicle from Kia continues to rack up local accolades
The Auto Focus Media’s Choice Awards is a yearly event wherein a select group of top Philippine automotive media practitioners vote and choose the vehicles that stand out in their respective categories. First introduced in 2008, this event is a vital component of Sunshine Television's Automobile Industry Merit Program. The distinct purpose of the Media Awards is to further recognize the auto industry's non-stop efforts to provide car buyers and owners with the best on-board features, styling, performance and overall value in four concurrent categories: Best Design, Best Engine Performance, Best Safety Features, and Best Value for Money.
Recently, the Kia Carnival was a recipient of three trophies at the concluded 2022-2023 edition of the Auto Focus Media’s Choice Awards. The Carnival came away with Best Design, Best Engine Performance and Best Safety Features—all in the Standard MPV Category.
The results speak for themselves. Ever since its introduction locally in February 2022, the Kia Carnival continues to wow audiences with thoughtful design, technological innovations, and safety. With first-class seating for up to seven adults, the Kia Carnival delivers a refreshing traveling experience, thanks to its clever use of space, luxurious appointments, and cutting-edge technology and connectivity features.
The Kia Carnival is enveloped by a stunning exterior design that has futuristic lines that run along the body for a sculpted appearance. The ‘island roof’ design; eye-catching C-pillar; and a subtle diamond pattern reflect throughout the body. Designers call this ‘symphonic architecture’—with the design of the front creating a sense of harmony and structural energy for the rest of the vehicle.
The Kia Carnival is also equipped with a power tailgate and power sliding doors. Step inside and experience first-class treatment that will impress even the most seasoned VIPs. Second-row seats (with ottoman leg rests) have all-power adjustment and ventilation for the most comfortable journeys. An automated sliding sunroof allows sunlight in, creating a light, relaxing ambiance. An audio system that is compatible with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto delivers an immersive sound experience.
When it comes to safety, the Kia Carnival is also equipped with the latest innovations which include Forward Collision Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert; Lane Following Assist (LFA); Lane Keeping Assist (LKA); Blind Spot Detection; Parking Distance Warning; and a Rear View Camera. This vehicle has also exceeded the requirements in the most stringent vehicle crash tests around the world.
These unique features have not gone unnoticed in the international community. The fourth-generation Carnival has been the recipient of numerous international awards, namely ‘Best Minivan’ by premier global media company Newsweek during its 2021 Autos Awards. This event highlights the automotive industry’s finest in 25 individual vehicle and brand categories. In addition, validating its stylishness and design features, the Carnival received top honors in the ‘Transportation’ category in the 2021 Good Design Awards, one of the oldest design competitions in the world, organized by Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The Kia Carnival is truly a grand utility vehicle that breaks the mold of what many perceive a vehicle like this should be. This is why it rises to the top and is consistently honored by relevant international (and local) awards-giving bodies.