/2012 Beijing: Kia Grand VQ-R

2012 Beijing: Kia Grand VQ-R

Kia Grand VQ R 1 at 2012 Beijing: Kia Grand VQ R

Turns out the Chinese not only like long wheelbase in their luxury cars, they like it in everything, even a van! So Kia made them this, the Grand VQ-R, which is an elongated version of the Carnival – also known as the Sedona – measuring 5.13 meters in length, 32 centimeter longer than the normal version.

This has a direct impact on the interior space. There’s plenty. You can either use it to move more stuff around, transport more people – which is particularly important in a country with population of over 1 billion – or just have a big comfy space all to yourself.

Kia says you can also conduct your business on the move in this car. Well, you can , but it won’t sent a good message about you. Your customers will think you’re broke, otherwise you’d turn up in an EWB Roller, and not your wife’s van.

Kia Grand VQ R 2 at 2012 Beijing: Kia Grand VQ R

The VQ-R will launch in the Chinese market powered by the same R2.2 diesel engine found in the Sorento with 200 hp. Check out the spec here:

  • Engine Type: DOHC turbo diesel
  • Displacement: 2,199cc
  • 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)

Kia Grand VQ R 3 at 2012 Beijing: Kia Grand VQ R

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