Kia Motors India has finally rolled out its second product for India – the Kia Carnival MPV. Launched at the Auto Expo 2020, the luxury MPV has been offered in three trims – Premium, Prestige and Limousine – priced at Rs 24.95 lakh (7-seater) – Rs 25.15 lakh (8-seater), Rs 28.95 lakh (7-seater) – Rs 29.95 lakh (9-seater) and Rs 33.95 lakh respectively. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. It can be had in three seating configurations – 7, 8-seats and 9. Read – Kia Seltos X-Line Concept Unveiled
- The Carnival comes with a BS6 200bhp, 2.2L diesel engine.
- It’s more powerful than the BS6 Toyota Innova Crysta.
- The MPV is available in three variants and two seating layouts.
- Similar to Seltos, the luxury MPV offers UVO connected car technology.
The 7-seater version of the Kia Carnival gets the standard captain seats for the middle row and the optional ‘Luxury VIP’ seats with individual leg rests. While the 8-seater model comes with four captain seats, the 9-seater version has 6 captain seats.
Talking about the power, the Kia Carnival is packed with a BS6-compliant 2.2L diesel engine pushing out a peak power of 200bhp at 3,800rpm and 440Nm of torque between 1,500-2,750rpm. The oil burner is paired to an 8-speed ‘Sportsmatic’ automatic gearbox. This makes it significantly more powerful than the BS6 Toyota Innova Crysta.
The Kia Carnival Premium trim that comes with 7/8-seats layout, is equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, a tilt- and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, an audio system with four speakers and two tweeters, a smart key with push-button start, steering-mounted audio controls, a reverse camera, cruise control, dual airbags, all four disc brakes, ABS with EBD, electrically adjustable wing mirrors and 18-inch crystal-cut alloy wheels.
The mid-level Prestige variant features the signature ‘Ice Cube’ LED fog lights, LED projector headlights, electric-folding wing mirrors, LED tail-lights, dual-panel electric sunroof, powered tailgate, chrome accents for the exterior and ‘pop-up sinking seats’. For safety purpose, the Kia Carnival Prestige offers side and curtain airbags, cornering brake control, front parking sensors, rollover mitigation and electronic stability control. It’s available with 7 and 9-seats configurations.
The range-topping Kia Carnival Limousine has been made available with 7-seats layout. Some of its key features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, wood garnish, Nappa leather upholstery, Luxury VIP seats (standard), infotainment system with in-built navigation, UVO connected car technology, a tyre pressure monitoring system and 18-inch ‘Sputtering’ design alloy wheels.
Features such as two 10.1-inch touchscreens for the rear-seat passengers, three-zone auto climate control, a Harman Kardon eight-speaker sound system, powered sliding rear doors, air purifier, 10-way adjustable powered driver’s seat with ventilation, wireless smartphone charging, smartwatch connectivity and electronic parking brake are also on offer.
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