Kia Carnival people mover is available with two engine options – 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel and Lambda II 3.3 MPI petrol.
Korea’s second largest carmaker, Kia has officially entered into Indian market. The company has opted for Asia’s biggest automotive event – Delhi Auto Expo 2018 – to mark their strong presence. The company has showcased India-specific Kia SP SUV concept at the Auto Expo 2018, which will go on sale in the Indian market in 2018. Adding to it, the Korean brand has also unveiled its halo product – Kia Stinger GT – at the auto event. Besides, the company has revealed its 14 global products including Soul, Sportage, Sorento, Rio sedan, Picanto and others. One such product is the Kia Carnival 8-seater people mover.
It is the company’s luxury SUV, which is already on sale in several international markets. This model comes with unconventional design and has bold presence. The Kia Carnival has secured 5-star ANCAP safety rating and is equipped with a range of passive and active safety features. Dual front and side airbags along with two side-curtain airbags, blind spot detection, lane change assist, forward collision warning system and high beam headlight assist, etc are available as standard.
The new Kia Carnival model comes with several comfort and convenience features including smart power tailgate, resistant cloth seats, power sliding doors, heated & ventilated seats and three zone climate control. Other features will include engine start stop, stain resistant material seats, stand-up second row seating, etc. This model is available with two seat configuration – 7 and 8.
Kia Carnival people mover is available with two engine options – 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel and Lambda II 3.3 MPI petrol. While the former is capable of producing 196bhp of power and 441Nm of torque, the gasoline version is good for 264bhp of power and 317Nm of torque. Transmission duties will be taken care by a six-speed automatic unit.
In terms of proportions, the Kia Carnival is 5,115mm long, 1,985mm wide and 1,755mm in height. This model has a wheelbase of 3,060mm, which ensures spacious cabin to accommodate 7-8 adults comfortably. It comes with a minimum ground clearance of 171mm. Despite being a 7-seater, this model offers a luggage carrying capacity of 960-litres. The boot space can be further extended to 2,220-litres and 4,022-litres by folding 3rd and 2nd row respectively.