After huge success of Kia Seltos SUV, Kia Motors has showcased Kia Carnival MPV in India which will be launched in Auto Expo to be held next month. The Carnival is powered by a Diesel 2.2L which is 2199cc four-cylinder common rail direct injection VGT BS6 Compliant engine. Developing 200 ps at 3,800 rpm and 440Nm of torque between 1500~2750 rpm, the engine is paired with Kia’s 8-speed Sportsmatic transmission.
The Carnival will be available in three trims: Premium, Prestige and Limousine.
The Carnival comes with multiple seating configurations of 7, 8 and 9. There are two 7 seater options, the regular has 4 captain seats with 3 sinking seats and another variation the 7 VIP, has the option of second row VIP seat for ultra-luxurious experience. The 8 seater has 4 captain seats and 3 sinking seats. The 9 seater, which has 6 Captain + 3 sinking seats.
The front of the Carnival comes with a wide, upright ‘tiger-nose’ grille and wrap-around LED Projection headlamps with LED DRLs to give it an imposing appearance. In profile, it has a swept-back silhouette with a long bonnet and an all-round glass area that gives it a dynamic appearance along with Floating Roof design and R18” Sputtering Finish alloy wheels. A strong crease that runs along the length of the car and sculpted surfaces add to its dynamism. The rear of the Carnival further emphasizes its solid appearance with wide LED rear lamps, broad metal surfaces and a glass area shaped to give it more prominent ‘shoulders’. Dual Panel Electric Sunroof, One-Touch Power Sliding Door and Smart Power Tailgate features are statement of luxury.
The cabin of the Carnival is made up of high-grade materials, providing a premium, modern look. Its elegant individual seats, superior ambience and consistent design throughout the cabin are aimed at ensuring maximum utility and comfort for all. The Carnival also sports a range of intelligently-designed features to ensure a more efficient and flexible use of space for all occupants.
The VIP seats in the Limousine trim offer tremendous comfort and leg room for passengers, and can be set for individual preferences. The 10.1” Dual Touchscreen Rear Seat entertainment system comprising 10.1” monitors, and 8 speakers Harman Kardon Premium Sound system offer Lounge-like experience while on the move. The Smart Power Tailgate automatically opens when the smart key is ‘sensed’ in close proximity to the trunk, while the Carnival’s power-sliding rear doors also open at the touch of a button. Smart Pure Air purifier gives clean and fresh air to the occupants. This MPV also has features like Tri zone Auto AC, Electronic Parking Brake, Auto Defog windscreen, Smart Cruise Control, front and Rear parking sensors, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment and auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
The base trim of Kia Carnival is loaded with features such as touchscreen Audio with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, 4 Speakers and 2 Tweeters and Steering Audio Controls. It will come with Rear View Camera, 3.5” Cluster LCD Panel, Cruise Control, Smart Key with Push Start/Stop Button, Tilt and Telescopic Steering, Electrically Adjustable Outside Mirror, All Power windows with Driver Auto Down and Auto Headlight Control.
Premium trim on the Carnival features driver and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, Front and Rear Disc Brakes, ISO-FIX, and Rear Parking Sensors.
R18” Crystal-Cut Alloy Wheels, Chrome outside Door Handles, Rear Spoiler with LED HMSL and Rear Chrome Garnish accentuate the sophisticated look of the RV.
Premium trim will be available in 7-seater and 8-seater variants.
The Prestige Trim offers all the features of Premium trim along with several additions. Prestige line offers Electronic Stability Control with Hill Assist Control, Roll-over Mitigation and Cornering Brake Control, Side and Curtain Airbags and Front Parking Sensors.
Further enhancing the look and adding convenience to the drive are Front Grille with Chrome inserts, LED Projection Headlamps with LED Position Lamps, Ice Cube Shape LED Fog Lamps, LED Rear Combination Lamps, Roof Rails, Chrome Surround on window, Smart Power Tailgate, UV Cut front door glass and windshield and 220V Laptop Charger and USB Charger.
The Dual Panel Electric Sunroof with all Interior LED lights, Sunshade Curtains, Electric Folding Outside mirror, Chrome inside Door handles, Pop up sinking seats, sliding seats and much more will make the CARNIVAL as comfortable as a home.
The Prestige trim will be available in 7 seater and very practical 9 (6 captain + 3 sinking) seat options.
This is the top-of-the-line Carnival and will include all the features available in the Premium and Prestige trims. That apart, the Limousine trim is available as a 7-seater option, and will be topped up with 2nd Row Luxury VIP Seats with Leg Support, Premium Nappa Leather Seat Upholstery, Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, Premium Wood Garnish, R18” Sputtering Finish Alloy Wheels and High Line Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
Taking the infotainment quotient a higher will be Touchscreen Audio with In-built Navigation and UVO Connected Car (3 Year Free), Harman/Kardon Premium 8 Speaker Sound System and 10.1” Dual Touchscreen Rear Seat Entertainment System.
Limousine trim takes relaxation and ease to the next level with Smart Pure Air Purifier with perfume diffuser, Electronic Parking Brake, 10-way Power Driver Seat, Driver Seat Ventilation, Front Console Wireless Smartphone Charger and Auto Antiglare inside Rear View Mirror (ECM) with UVO Controls and Smartwatch connectivity.
Prices and further details of the new Kia Carnival and its variants will be announced at the Delhi Auto Expo 2020.