Kia Motors has revealed the Carnival luxury MPV for the Indian market. Slated to launch at the 2020 Auto Expo next month, the Kia Carnival will come in three trims – Premium, Prestige and Limousie – and three seating configurations – 7, 8 and 9-seats. While the 7-seater version will get captain seats for the middle row of ‘Luxury VIP’ seats with individual leg rests as standard, the 8-seater model will have four captain seats.
The 9-seater Kia Carnival will come with four-row layout and six captain seats. The entry-level Premium variant, which will be offered with 7 and 8-seats options, will get a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play.
Features such as electrically adjustable wing mirrors, 18-inch crystal-cut alloy wheels, tilt and telescopic adjust for the steering wheel with mounted audio controls, an audio system with four speakers and two tweeters, a smart key with push-button start, cruise control, reverse camera, dual airbags, all four disc brakes and ABS with EBD will come as standard fitments. Read – Kia Carnival Vs Toyota Innova Crysta
The Kia Carnival Prestige trim will feature LED projector headlights, the signature ‘Ice Cube’ LED fog lights, powered tailgate, electric-folding wing mirrors, LED tail-lights, dual-panel electric sunroof and chrome accents on the exterior. It will be made available with 7 and 9-seats configurations and ‘pop-up sinking seats’.
At the safety front, the mid-level Prestige variant will offer side and curtain airbags, rollover mitigation front parking sensors, Cornering Brake Control and Electronic Stability Control. Talking about the top-end Kia Carnival Limousine trim, the model will come with 7-seats layout with Luxury VIP seats as standard. Read – 5 Upcoming Kia Seltos Rivals to Debut at Auto Expo 2020
The range-topping variant will be loaded with lots of comfort goodies such as a Harman Kardon 8-speaker sound system, 10-way adjustable powered driver’s seat with ventilation, three-zone auto climate control, , air purifier, powered sliding rear doors electronic parking brake, two 10.1-inch touchscreens for the rear-seat passengers, , smart watch connectivity, wireless smartphone charging and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
Features such as 18-inch ‘Sputtering’ design alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, Nappa leather upholstery wood garnish will further enhance its comfort quotient. Similar to the Kia Seltos, the Kia Carnival Limousine variant will get in-built navigation and the UVO connected car technology. Interestingly, it will be free for the first three years. Read – Kia Sonet Compact SUV Launch Details Confirmed
Powering the Kia Carnival will be a BS6-compliant 2.2L, diesel engine delivering a maximum power of 200bhp at 3,800rpm and 440Nm of torque between 1,500rpm -2,750rpm. For performing transmission duties, the MPV will have an 8-speed ‘Sportsmatic’ automatic gearbox.