Kia Carnival Named 2022 NACTOY Semifinalist
The Kia Carnival has broken the mold in family transportation. Seating up to seven, the SUV-inspired MPV is the most desirable vehicle for families in the Houston Metro area.
Now, it could be recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in the automotive industry. The panel of jurors for the North American Car, Truck, and Utility Vehicle of the Year award named the Kia Carnival MPV as one of their semifinalists for the North American Utility of the Year.
What is the North American Utility of The Year award? This award is not decided by a single publication. Vehicles up for this award are evaluated throughout the year by 50 respected jurors from print, online, radio and broadcast media across the U.S. and Canada. Those jurors vote three times during the year to reduce the list of eligible vehicles down to semifinalists, finalists and, finally, winners.
The Carnival was designed to make the driver easier while keeping its occupants comfortable over the miles. It starts with a SUV-like cockpit that gives you command of the road, while carrying up to seven people in a comfortable cabin. It is also one of the most versatile vehicles we offer, with a mix of great cargo space, superb technology and entertainment options, and Kia’s Drive Wise assist technology keeping you, your occupants, and your vehicle safe from harm.
The next step in the process is an annual comparison drive that will take place this month, where jurors will evaluate the semifinalist vehicles before voting to select the three finalists in each group. The finalists will be announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17, and winners will be announced in January 2022 during an event in Detroit.