- Kia Grand VQ-R, 2012
The Kia Grand VQ-R is a long wheelbase version of the popular Carnival minivan (known as 'Sedona' in some markets) that has been developed specifically for export to the Chinese market, taking into consideration the current economic environment in China including rising oil prices and the rapidly changing lifestyle trends of Chinese consumers who increasingly spend more leisure time with their families. The Kia Grand VQ-R will also cater to those seeking an executive business vehicle that offers a flexible, roomy space in which to conduct business on the move.
The Kia Grand VQ-R features a very spacious, flexible interior layout with versatile seating arrangement and easy entry/exit thanks to removable 2nd row seats. Luggage space is also easily maximized thanks to the 3rd row sinking seats.
The Kia Grand VQ-R will be equipped with the same competitive R2.2 diesel engine found in the Sorento CUV currently marketed in China. The R2.2 diesel engine found in the Kia Grand VQ-R is coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission and offers best-in-class power and torque as well as fuel consumption.
Engine Type: DOHC turbo diesel
Bore x stroke: 85.4 x 96.0 mm
Max. power: 197 PS @ 3800 rpm
Max. torque: 44.5 kg.m @ 1800-2500 rpm (A/T)
Overall Length: 5,130 mm (320 mm longer than existing short wheelbase VQ)
Wheelbase: 3,020 mm (130 mm longer than existing short wheelbase VQ)
Front Overhang: 975 mm (same as existing short wheelbase VQ)
Rear Overhang: 1,135 (190 mm longer than existing short wheelbase VQ)