Kia Motors India is all-set to launch its second product in the form of Carnival MPV in January 2020. Select Kia dealerships started accepting pre-bookings recently, and now, the company has launched a teaser of the Carnival and also listed the same on its website. Prospects can register their interest on the website now.
A recent report claimed that the Kia Carnival will be made available in India in 6-, 7- and 8-seating configurations. For the uninitiated, Kia sells the Carnival in 7-, 8- and 11-seat versions internationally. The teaser image shows a version with two captain seats in the second row.
The Carnival will lure customers with its comfort, technology, and a very promising long list of features. It is going to be a worthy upgrade for customers looking for a bigger and a more luxurious product than the Toyota Innova Crysta. Internationally, it comes loaded with electrically operated rear-sliding doors, captain seats featuring extendable leg rests and armrests, UVO connectivity suite (also featured on Kia Seltos) and a rear-seat entertainment package with 10.1-inch screens, two sunroofs, a large-sized touchscreen infotainment system, three-zone climate control and a power-adjustable driver's seat with memory function.
The Kia Carnival's motive power will come from a 2.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine which delivers 202 PS and 441 Nm of torque. This engine can be teamed up with a 6-speed MT or an 8-speed MT internationally, but the Indian-spec model will be offered with the latter as standard.
The Kia Carnival will be positioned as a luxury people mover in India, and it will be a very premium product which will further enhance the brand image for the brand. It doesn have any direct competitors here.
The Kia Carnival will be placed in a price bracket of INR 25-30 lakh (Ex-showroom).