Latest Update: Kia is offering benefits of up to Rs 2.10 lakh on the Carnival in September 2020.
Kia Carnival Price: The luxury MPV is priced between Rs 24.95 lakh and Rs 33.95 lakh (ex-showroom).
Kia Carnival Variants: It is sold in three variants: Premium, Prestige and Limousine.
Kia Carnival Seating Capacity: The Carnival MPV is available in 7-, 8- and 9-seater configurations.
Kia Carnival Powertrain: Kia offers its luxury MPV with a 2.2-litre diesel engine that develops 200PS and 440Nm and is offered with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Kia Carnival Features: The Carnival is a well-equipped MPV. It features three-zone climate control, dual-panel sunroof, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and 10.1-inch touchscreen display for middle-row entertainment. Like the Seltos, the Carnival too comes with Kia’s UVO connected car technology.
Kia Carnival Safety: Safety features on offer include electronic stability control (ESC), cornering brake control, and hill assist.
or long, our benchmark for premium MPVs has been the Toyota Innova. That’s set to change.
Kia went from ‘kaun Kia?’ to ‘waah Kia!’ in a matter of days when the Seltos was launched. It didn't take long for the SUV to become the market leader -- beating the likes of the Hyundai Creta. Certainly, the expectation is much greater now, and so is the competition. Further raising the bar, the Carnival will be Kia’s flagship vehicle in India.
One look at the Carnival and you know it's not going to crack under pressure. It's not only big, but massive. It's not only premium, but luxurious. And it's not just spacious, it's a freaking condo on wheels for the entire family! What is this Kia Carnival and who is it for?
In our brief drive, the Kia Carnival has proven to be a brilliant family car. Not just because it can accommodate seven passengers, but because it does that with ease, comfort, and a hint of luxury. The practicality, with innovative engineering solutions, makes the cabin effortlessly versatile. It’s very easy to drive as well and the highway manners will be largely appreciated by long-distance commuters. But, while it is easy to manoeuvre, its size is something you will need to be mindful of while parking in tight spots.
For all of this, Kia will ask close to Rs 30 lakh (ex-showroom) and it will remain the brand’s flagship in India for the near future. Hence, the Carnival is for those looking for a no-compromise family car -- loaded with features, luxury and comfort -- rather than a premium SUV. If you’re one of them, it’s time to measure that parking space.