Are you after a family car with room for the whole family and a few extra when the time arises? Well, here at Tynan Motors we are home to a variety of quality car brands that have developed some exciting new vehicles to solve exactly that. With the market for 7-seater vehicles growing many car brands have looked to capitalise on some of that growth.

We will run you through a few exciting new models coming to Tynan Motors including the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, Hyundai Palisade and the Kia Carnival.

  1. Kia Carnival

KIA Motors Australia (KMAu) has released its fourth-generation Carnival eight-seat people mover to the local market, with the new SUV-inspired model hitting local showrooms priced from $46,880 plus on-road costs. Underpinned by the choice of 3.5-litre petrol V6 or 2.2-litre turbodiesel four-cylinder engines, the petrol range tops out at $64,680 for the Platinum, while the diesel line-up varies in cost from $48,880 to $66,880.

The Carnival has long dominated the sub-$60,000 people-mover segment, measuring 5115mm long, 1995mm wide and 1775mm high, the new Carnival has increased in length by 40mm while also boosting rear overhang by 30mm. Front overhang has been reduced by 20mm. As a result, Kia is boasting improved dimensions, with 627 litres of cargo space when all seats are in use, expanding to 2785L with the third row stowed. Headroom, legroom and shoulder room are also increased in all rows with the exception of second-row legroom. A number of changes have been made to improve noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels, including reductions in wind noise and vibrations when driving. Like the previous version, the new Carnival will be split into four model grades, with each offering the choice of petrol and diesel power.

The entry grade scores an 8.0-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 4.2-inch LCD cluster, six-speaker sound system, manual temperature control, drive mode select, keyless entry, cloth seats, sliding sunvisor, tilt/telescopic adjustable steering and console box with sliding tray. Standard safety kit on the S includes speed limit info, intelligent speed assist, multi-collision braking, blind spot assist, rear cross-traffic alert, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection, AEB junction assist, lane follow assist, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, smart cruise control, high beam assist, driver attention+, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera with guidelines.

Sitting atop the range, the Platinum includes 19-inch alloys, dual LED lamps, matte chrome grille, half chrome outside handle coating, and a chrome bumper, door garnish and skid plates. Inside, it scores a 12-speaker Bose audio system, wireless charger, paddle shifters, sunroof, eight-way adjustable front passenger seat, four-way driver lumbar support, ventilated front seats, heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, smart comfort control and 3D pattern mood lighting.

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2. Hyundai Palisade

THE Hyundai Palisade large SUV has arrived in Australia priced from $60,000 for those not requiring serious off-road or towing capability, the Palisade’s Prado-like pricing is likely to tempt people out of Toyota’s junior LandCruiser, with Hyundai saying it also provides an alternative to a people mover for people who “prefer the style, flexibility and driving qualities of an SUV”.

In addition, the Palisade offers an eight-seat SUV package that has until now been exclusive to bigger, thirstier, higher-priced vehicles such as the Nissan Patrol and LandCruiser 200 Series that occupy the upper-large SUV segment. Like a Honda Odyssey, the top-spec Palisade variant can be specified with a bench-style second row for the full eight-seat capacity or a pair of captain’s chairs providing a gangway for access to the third-row bench. The Palisade’s two specification levels – Palisade and Highlander – are offered with a choice of front-drive V6 petrol and allwheel-drive four-cylinder turbodiesel drivetrain options, both distributing drive through an eightspeed automatic transmission. The 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine sends 217kW of power and 355Nm of torque to the front wheels, with official combined-cycle fuel consumption rated at 10.7 litres per 100km. Carrying a $4000 premium over the petrol, a 147kW/440Nm 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel powers all four wheels, with fuel consumption pegged at 7.3L/100km on the combined cycle.

Black leather upholstery, electric driver’s seat adjustment, tri-zone automatic climate control with ceiling vents and a 12-speaker Infinity premium audio system are all standard, as is a 10.25-inch touchscreen media system with native satellite navigation as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration plus the ability to simultaneously pair multiple Bluetooth devices. There is also a 7.0-inch digital instrument panel, keyless entry and start, third-row intercom, ‘quiet mode’ audio isolation, an electric parking brake with auto-hold, front and rear parking sensors, dusksensing headlights, self-dimming rearview mirror, reversing camera and tyre pressure monitoring for the 18-inch alloys with a full-size alloy spare.

The Hyundai Palisade has already arrived at our Tynan Hyundai Kirrawee dealership, head into the dealership today to take it for a test drive! View all of our Tynan Hyundai stock here.


3. Jeep Grand Cherokee L

JEEP has debuted its all-new Grand Cherokee L large SUV with the brand holding high hopes for its biggest family hauler as well as adding a third row of seating to the equation. Due to arrive in Australia at the end of the year, the next-gen model rides on an all-new platform and brandishes a bold new look compared to its predecessor with the overall theme being one of aggression and muscularity thanks to the extensive use of squares and parallel lines. The front fashions the latest version of Jeep’s signature seven-slot grille below which resides a large intake, flanked on either side by two smaller ones also encompassing the foglights.

The slimline LED headlights sit high up directly under the bonnet line, complemented nicely by a matching set of tail lights at the rear where the parallel theme is continued save for two diagonal lines which carve out the boot release button and numberplate mount. Viewed from the side, the Grand Cherokee L sports a lower beltline and bigger glasshouse than its predecessor while the wheelbase is a sizeable 176mm longer, at 3091mm. The overall silhouette closely resembles that of the similarly sized Hyundai Palisade with plenty of rear overhang on account of the new third row – there is even a similar piece of chrome trim running along the roofline and down the back of the D-pillar (C-pillar on the Palisade).

In an interesting move, the Grand Cherokee L will initially be offered in both six and seven-seat guises – the six-seater has pilot seats in the second row – while the more familiar two-row variants will follow Stateside later in the year. As for the engines, the familiar duo of the 3.6-litre V6 and 5.7-litre Hemi V8 petrol mills will be making a return largely unchanged, producing 216kW/348Nm and 266kW/529Nm respectively.

View our Tynan Jeep stock here.


All in all an impressive line-up of large SUV vehicles coming to Tynan Motors, give us a call today to find out more information about any of these exciting new vehicles.


Source: GoAuto News