Some months ago, Kia Motors made its way into the Indian Automotive Market with the launch of the Seltos. With this, Kia Motors has plans to launch two new models in the year 2020. And with all the buzz moving around the internet, the Kia Carnival MPV will be the first one to arrive, following it will be a subcompact SUV. The Kia Carnival is a luxury MPV from the Korean auto manufacturer which will be competing head on with the market leader Toyota Innova Crysta. Hence we have got to you five interesting facts that you should know about the upcoming Kia Carnival.
Dimensions - larger than the Innova Crysta
When it comes to the dimensions Kia Motors has surely taken good care of it when we compare it to its competitors. Overall the Kia Carnival measures 5115mm in length, it is wide by 1985mm and it is tall by 1740mm. Kia has provided this luxurious MPV with a wheelbase measuring 3060mm. When we compare it with the Toyota Innova Crysta, a huge difference can be seen as it measures 4735m in length, 1830mm in width, 1795mm in height along with a wheelbase of 2750mm. Due to the huge difference in the dimensions, the Kia carnival will be coming with an option of a four row seating option.
Modern Features and Technology
Kia Motors will be loading the Carnival MPV with advanced, comfortable and connectivity features. Just like it is seen in the Kia Seltos, even the Kia Carnival will get the UVO Connect-In-Car connectivity suite. In terms of entertainment, this luxury MPV will get a multiple 10.1 screens for the rear passengers, laptop charging points and a premium audio system, a large touchscreen infotainment unit that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. For utmost comfort, the Carnival will get three zone climate control, powered tailgate, automatic defog system, wireless charging, the drivers seat will be electrically powered and it will also get memory functions. The sliding doors at the second row will be electrically operated. The top of the line - Limousine variant will come loaded with three row captain chairs, in which the second row captain chairs will have extendable leg rests and chair arms.
-2.2 litre VGT turbo diesel engine
-8 Speed Sportmatic transmission
Under the hood of the Kia Carnival will be a BS-6 compliant 2.2 litre VGT, four cylinder, turbocharged diesel unit . This oil burner will be able to churn out 197 bhp of power and 440Nm of torque. This diesel mill will come matted with an option of a 8-speed Sportmatic transmission.
Price and Variants
-Expected price tag - Rs 30 lakh (Ex-Showroom, India)
-Variants: Premium, Prestige and Limousine
-Seating options: seven, eight or nine
In terms of pricing the Kia Carnival will indeed be an expensive deal when compared to the Toyota Innova Crysta. This is because, Kia Motors is getting the Carnival via the CKD (Completely Knocked Down unit) route to the Indian shore. Kia Motors will then assemble this luxury MPV at their Indian facility. We at MyNewCar.in predict that Kia Motors could launch the Carnival at a starting price of Rs 30 lakh (Ex-Showroom, India) and it will be available in variants -Premium, Prestige and Limousine . In addition to this, the Kia Carnival will be available in seven, eight or nine-seater options.
Launch and bookings
-Booking Amount: Rs 1 lakh
- Launch date: 2020 Auto Expo
The bookings for the Kia Carnival has already kickstarted and on the first day the Korean automotive manufacturer received 1410 bookings. On achieving this booking milestone, Mr Kookhyun Shim, the Managing Director & CEO of Kia Motors India, said, "We are thrilled with the reception that the Kia Carnival has got even before its launch. We attained 1,410 bookings for Kia's new offering in the Indian market in just one day after we started accepting pre-orders. This heartening response to our first product in this aspirational category is proof of the power of the Kia brand in India. It is also clear that there was an unmet demand for a world-class product like the Carnival in India. Our priority now is to make sure our extravagant by design Carnival reaches those who have reposed faith in it and in Kia Motors at the earliest."
The booking amount for the Kia Carnival has been set with a token amount of Rs 1 lakh and it can be booked online via MyNewCar. Kia Motors will be launching this luxury MPV at the upcoming 2020 Auto Expo which will start from the 5th of feb 2020.
With this, once Kia Motors launches the Carnival it will lock its horns with the Toyota Innova Crysta, Mercedes Benz V-Class and the Mahindra Marazzo in the Indian market.Till then stay tuned to MyNewCar.in to know more about the Kia Carnival.
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