The Kia Carnival can be a good rental car option for touring New Zealand for several reasons:

  • Spaciousness: The Kia Carnival is a large, multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) that offers ample interior space. It has three rows of seating and can accommodate up to eight passengers comfortably. This makes it suitable for families or groups traveling together, as well as for those who have a lot of luggage or equipment to carry.

  • Versatility: The Carnival’s seating configuration is flexible, allowing you to easily adjust it to accommodate passengers or create more cargo space. The rear seats can be folded down or removed entirely, providing additional room for larger items such as camping gear or sports equipment.

  • Comfort: The Carnival is designed with passenger comfort in mind. It offers generous legroom and headroom, ensuring a comfortable journey for everyone. The seats are well-padded and supportive, making long drives more enjoyable. Additionally, the vehicle’s suspension system provides a smooth and stable ride, which is beneficial when traveling on New Zealand’s diverse road conditions.

  • Safety: Safety is an important aspect when choosing a rental car, especially in a foreign country. The Kia Carnival typically comes equipped with a range of safety features such as multiple airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, and advanced driver-assistance systems like lane-keeping assist and blind-spot monitoring. These features help to keep passengers safe and reduce the risk of accidents, which is particularly important when driving on the winding roads and hilly terrain of New Zealand.

  • Technology and convenience: The Kia Carnival often includes modern technology features that can enhance your driving experience. These may include a touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, smartphone integration, and a rearview camera. This means that renters can easily connect their smartphones to the vehicle to enjoy their favourite music, podcasts, or audiobooks while driving. These features can make navigation and entertainment more convenient during your trip.

  • Fuel efficiency: The Kia Carnival is relatively fuel-efficient for its size and class. This can be beneficial when traveling around New Zealand, as it allows you to cover more distance without frequent refueling stops. The Carnival comes with a 2.2-liter Turbo Diesel Engine. Despite its powerful engine, the vehicle is still able to achieve an impressive fuel economy, this means that renters can save money on fuel costs too with our Mobil Fuel Discount card while still enjoying the benefits of a powerful and reliable vehicle. However, it’s important to note that fuel efficiency can vary based on driving conditions and vehicle load.

Remember to consider your specific needs, preferences, and the nature of your trip when choosing a rental car in New Zealand. It’s advisable to compare different rental options, read reviews, and consider factors like price, availability to make an informed decision. If you’re planning a trip to New Zealand and need a reliable and comfortable rental vehicle, the Kia Carnival is definitely worth considering.

By renting from Shore Rentals, you’ll get a reliable, well-maintained minivan at an affordable price. Choose Shore Rentals for your car hire needs and enjoy competitive rates, a convenient location, a wide selection of vehicles, and easy booking. Be sure to take a look at our car rental deals to discover even more reasons to choose Shore Rentals for your next minivan rental.

If you have any questions, require advice or general enquiries regarding our minivan car rentals, please feel free to contact us online or call (09)4880920 to speak to one of our friendly and helpful team members.

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