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INTRODUCING “NEW KIA GRAND CARNIVAL FACELIFT” “DR.OAK-OPAL & THEIR TWINS” TAPPED AS BRAND AMBASSADORS ENDORSING NEW ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN UNDER CONCEPT ‘NO HAPPINESS LEFT BEHIND’

(Bangkok, June 22, 2018) Yontrakit Kia Motors Co., Ltd sets to excite automotive industry in Thailand with its newest Kia Grand Carnival Facelift aimed at modern family as its main target consumers. Together with this launch, Kia has tapped Dr.Oak Smith – Opal Panisara and their twins ‘Aline & Arran’ to be brand ambassadors for its new advertising campaign through a concept of ‘No Happiness Left Behind’.
Tunyanun Leenutaphong Sirimongkolkasem, Executive Director of Yontrakit Kia Motors Co., Ltd, said “The current Kia Grand Carnival model is the third generation that we have brought to Thai market and continued to be one of Kia’s most popular MPVs. For this new facelifted version, Kia is introducing a new Grand Carnival that is outstandingly sportier while it comes equipped with additional equipment and safety features that not only answer to different needs of each member in a family but also connect everyone’s happiness together. Kia sets a target of 1,200 vehicles sold in a year.”
New Kia Grand Carnival Facelift looks sportier with its new ‘Tiger Nose’ front grille, a signature for Kia automobile, LED headlamps and rear lamps as well as LED fog lamps and Machine Finished 18-inch alloy wheels. The vehicle is powered by 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine with 8-speed auto transmission system allowing it to generate better performance with less fuel consumption. Cabin is spacious with 4-row seats including pop-up sinking seat allowing up to 11 passengers to sit inside, not to mention additional cargo capacity at its rear. Smart Key, Power Sliding Doors on both sides, Smart Tailgate where the trunk opens automatically, a wireless smartphone charger and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto enabled stereo system with 8-inch display are some of the advanced equipment provided in this new Grand Carnival. The new model is also equipped with luxurious Dual Sunroofs over the front and second row seats.
New Kia Grand Carnival Facelift adds more safety features namely Electronic Stability Control Package or ESC which consists of Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), with front, side and curtain airbags. It is also equipped with Blind Spot Detector, Electric Parking Brake and Auto Hold Brake to maximize safety during the drive.
Rosesanant Punithipandkul, Marketing Manager of Yontrakit Kia Motors, discussed further about Kia’s marketing strategies “The New Grand Carnival Facelift is launched under the concept of ‘No Happiness Left Behind’ showcasing the highlights of this new model as an answer to each and every lifestyle in a family. This time around, we tapped Dr.Oak, Opal and their twins, Aline and Arran, to be presenters, representing an image of a family in a modern era and showing how each member of a family can have different lifestyle yet when they are together, they can do what they want to do to the fullest. And Kia Grand Carnival is one important factor that connects every family member to get closer together while sharing happiness and fun to each other. That is because Kia believes each of everyone’s happiness can come together. And Kia Grand Carnival is ready to bring happiness to every member in a family. Through this concept that we are talking about, Kia has portrayed it through a new advertising campaign entitled “Your Fun, My Fun, Our Fun” which is set to be on air through online channels.
Kia is offering special campaign for customers who would like to purchase New Kia Grand Carnival Facelift. For those who reserves the new Grand Carnival from today until July 16, you will receive Harman/Kardon GO+PLAY MINI wireless speaker worth 12,900 baht for free, plus KIA Care Plus Package including warranty for 5 years or 150,000 km (depending on which one comes first), 24-hour Roadside Assistance for 5 years and 1st class insurance for 1 year.

Kia Grand Carnival Facelift has 3 models available including:
  • LX Model, priced at 1,622,000 Baht. 
  • EX Model, priced at 1,991,000 Baht. 
  • SXL Model, priced at 2,292,000 Baht.
There are 5 colours to choose from including Clear White, Show White Pearl, Bright Silver, Aurora Black Pearl and newest colour, Panthera Metal.
Meet New Kia Grand Carnival Facelift at Kia showrooms nationwide or at Grand Roadshow with New Grand Carnival conducted throughout the month of July at:
  • Mega Bangna on July 2-8, 2018. 
  • Bangkok International Auto Salon 2018 at IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani, on July 4-8, 2018. 
  • Central Plaza WestGate on July 9-15, 2018. 
  • Central Festival Eastville on July 10-16, 2018.
For more information, please log on to www.kia.com/th or http://facebook.com/KIA.Motors.Thailand/ or call 02-9151991.

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About Yontrakit Kia Motors Co., Ltd.
Yontrakit Kia Motors Co., Ltd. has been the designated Kia’s Thailand exclusive importer and distributor by Kia Motors Corporation, South Korea since 1999. The company continuously introduces new models into the Thai market. Currently the company distributes 4 main models: 11-seater MPV (Grand Carnival), 100% electric car (Soul EV), premium sports sedan (Stinger), and commercial pick-up truck (K2500).

Currently, there are 17 Kia dealers in Thailand: Tiamruammitr, Bangkae, Talingchan, Rama 4, Ramintra, Laksi, Bangna, Taksin, Rangsit, Chonburi, Rayong, Hatyai, Chiangmai, Kampaengpetch, Nakorn Ratchasima, Ubonratchathani, and Mahasarakam. Khon Kaen is a new dealer to be opened soon.
New Key Feature Highlights of New Grand Carnival 2018

LX: THB 1,622,000

Exterior & Interior Design
  • New design of Headlamp, Fog lamp, Rear lamp with LED type 
  • New design of Tiger Nose front grille 
  • New design of Alloy Wheel 18” 
  • 11 seaters with Pop-up Sinking Seats in the 4th row which can be hindden below the floorboard of the and give even more space
Technical Specifications
  • 2.2 Diesel engine CRDi VGT (197 HP) 
  • 8 Speed Auto Transmission
Comfort and Entertainment System
  • Stereo system with 7” screen which can be connected through USB, AUX and Bluetooth
Safety
  • Font Airbag 
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
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EX: THB 1,991,000

Exterior & Interior Design
  • New design of Headlamp, Fog lamp, Rear lamp with LED type 
  • New design of Tiger Nose front grille 
  • New design of Alloy Wheel 17” 
  • 11 seaters with Pop-up Sinking Seats in the 4th row which can be hindden below the floorboard of the and give even more space
Technical Specifications
  • 2.2 Diesel engine CRDi VGT (197 HP) 
  • 8 Speed Auto Transmission 
  • Electric Parking Brake with Auto-Hold Brake
Comfort and Entertainment System
  • Power sliding door with Smart Entry system 
  • Smart Tailgate (Electronic and Hands-free) 
  • Stereo system with 8” screen which can be connected through USB, AUX and Bluetooth 
  • Navigation system connected through Apple Carplay and Android Auto 
  • DVD Screen of 15.6” 
  • Wireless Charger
Safety
  • Font Airbag 
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) 
  • Electronic Stability Package (ESC) with Brake-Assist System (BAS), Traction Control System (TCS) and Hill-Assist Control (HAC)
SXL: THB 2,292,000

Exterior & Interior Design
  • New design of Headlamp, Fog lamp, Rear lamp with LED type 
  • New design of Tiger Nose front grille 
  • New design of Alloy Wheel (Machine Finished) 18” 
  • 11 seaters with Pop-up Sinking Seats in the 4th row which can be hindden below the floorboard of the and give even more space
Technical Specifications
  • 2.2 Diesel engine CRDi VGT (197 HP) 
  • 8 Speed Auto Transmission 
  • Electric Parking Brake with Auto-Hold Brake
Comfort and Entertainment System
  • Power sliding door with Smart Entry system 
  • Smart Tailgate (Electronic and Hands-free) 
  • Stereo system with 8” screen which can be connected through USB, AUX and Bluetooth 
  • Navigation system connected through Apple Carplay and Android Auto 
  • 2 Rear Entertainment Screens 
  • Wireless Charger 
  • Dual Sunroof 
  • Ventilated Seats 
  • Integrated Memory Seats
Safety
  • Front & Side Airbag and Curtain Airbag 
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) 
  • Electronic Stability Package (ESC) with Brake-Assist System (BAS), Traction Control System (TCS) and Hill-Assist Control (HAC) 
  • Blind Spot Detection 
  • Power Safety Window