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The 9-seater layout will be available only in the mid-level variant and 8-seater layout only in the base variant

New details about the Kia Carnival are out now. As per the reports, Kia will launch the Carnival MPV in the Auto Expo 2020. This will be the South Korean company’s second product in India. Carnival will be focused on premium people carrier segment, especially for long highway drives.

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Kia Carnival will be offered in three variants for the Indian market. The MPV will come in three-seat configuration – Seven, Eight, and Nine. The three variants are – Premium, Prestige, and Limousine. Base premium variant will have an option for 7 or 8 seater arrangement while the 9-seater configuration will be available only in Prestige mid variant. Top-of-the-line Limousine variant will come in only 7-seater configuration with 4 captain seats. There will be an option for VIP captain seats with individual leg rest for the second row.

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The 8-seater configuration will also come with 2 captain seats plus 3 seats in the second and third rows. That said, the eight-seater version will come only in the base premium variant. Mid Prestige variant will come with 7 or9 seat layout. Kia Carnival’s 9-seater configuration variant will be the only MPV to come with 4-rows in the country. In order to comfortably put 9 passengers, there will be 6 captain seats in the first three rows whereas the fourth row will have a 3-seat layout.

Kia Carnival features list include 3 zone climate control and TMPS on the top variant

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To move this hefty MPV one would require a bathtub full of torque and Kia has done the same. The Carnival will be powered by a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine which will comply with the BS6 emission norms. This powerplant will develop 200 horsepower at 3,800rpm and mind-boggling 440Nm of twisting force between 1,500-2,750rpm. The engine will be paired to an 8-speed ‘Sportsmatic’ automatic gearbox.

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All in all, this engine on the Carnival outpowers the one available on the Toyota Innova. Toyota Innova Crysta now has only one engine option available and that is 150bhp 2.4 litre diesel engine.

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The Carnival MPV will come with some standard features like disc brakes at all ends, 18-inch alloy wheels, ABS with EBD, tilt & telescopic street adjust, touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, cruise control, start/Stop push-button start among others. Here is the complete list of features available on the India spec Kia Carnival.

Kia Carnival Features list:

Premium – 7 or 8 seater

  • Touchscreen Infotainment system
  • 4 speaker sound system
  • Automatic climate control
  • Reverse Camera
  • Cruise Control
  • Smart Key with Engine Start/Stop button
  • Tilt & Telescopic Steering adjusts
  • Electrically adjustable ORVMs
  • 2 airbags
  • ABS with EBD

Prestige – 7 or 9 seater

  • LED projector headlamps
  • Ice Cube LED fog lights
  • LED taillights
  • Powered tailgate
  • Dual-pane electric sunroof
  • Electrically folding ORVMs
  • Pop-up sinking seats
  • Chrome accents on the exterior
  • Front parking sensors
  • Side and Curtain airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Rollover mitigation
  • Cornering brake control

Limousine – 7 seater

  • Standard VIP captain seats with leg rest
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Leather-wrapping on the steering wheel and gear knob
  • Wood garnish on the dashboard and other interior parts
  • 18-inch ‘Sputtering’ design alloy wheels
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 10-way adjustable driver’s seat
  • Ventilated driver’s seat
  • In-built navigation system
  • Three years UVO connected features
  • Three-Zone climate control
  • Powered sliding doors
  • Harman Kardon 8-speaker sound system
  • Air Purifier
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Smart Watch connectivity
  • Two 10.1-inch touchscreen system for the second-row passengers

Coming on to the price, the Kia Carnival price range will start from somewhere around Rs 25 lakh for the base Premium variant and will go all the way up to Rs 30 lakh for the Limousine variant. Kia is positioning the Carnival for the premium people carrier segment. Limousine variant is outright on the luxurious level.

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Kia Carnival, at present, will rival the Toyota Innova especially the higher variants of the Innova in the Indian market. Toyota recently upgraded the Innova to the BS6 emission norms. Price of the Innova Crysta BS6 diesel ranges from Rs 16.14 lakh to Rs 24.06 lakh ex-showroom.

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