At the 2020 Auto Expo, Kia launched the long-awaited Carnival premium MPV. Priced between Rs 24.95 lakh and Rs 33.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Kia Carnival has been receiving a positive response from buyers. Kia had also showcased the new Hi-Limousine variant of the Carnival MPV at the 2020 Auto Expo.
It is expected that the Kia Carnival Hi-Limousine variant could be launched in our market as a new top-end variant. The current top-spec Carnival is called the Limousine, which comes with a 7-seat configuration with VIP seats in the middle row. It gets fold-out leg support, Nappa leather upholstery, and two 10.1-inch infotainment screens mounted behind the front-row seats, a smart Pure air purifier with perfume diffuser, wireless phone charger and many more. Also See – Kia Carnival Review – All Positives & Negatives
The new Carnival Hi-Limousine variant comes fitted with an integrated roof box design. It comes with 7-seat configurations, but loaded with extra features. The roof-box is added to increase the headroom for the middle-row occupants. It also gets a new large rear entertainment screen placed in the added headroom with controls for the media and new roof-mounted lighting with controls placed on the VIP seat armrests. Adding to it, this variant gets heated and cooled cupholders in the fixed front armrest console.
The Kia Carnival is available in a single powertrain – a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. This engine is capable of producing 200PS of power and 440Nm of torque. The Kia Carnival Hi-Limousine variant will come as a top-end variant, and is likely to be priced over Rs 35 lakh.