Kia Carnival: Redefining Luxury and Performance in India

The Kia Carnival is a multi-utility vehicle (MUV) that will be launched in India around September 2024. It can be priced between Rs 40 to 45 lakh. This car is available in 2 different versions and has an automatic transmission. Some important information about it includes a ground clearance of 180 mm. It is available in 3 different colors. The mileage of the Kia Carnival is around 13.9 kilometers per liter of fuel.

New Kia Carnival Set to Launch in India

The upcoming Kia Carnival will compete with the Toyota Innova Crysta in India. The Innova Crysta is priced between Rs 19.77 lakh and Rs 20.98 lakh (ex-showroom price). While the Carnival will be more expensive, the Innova Crysta is its closest rival in terms of pricing.

Kia Carnival Key Specifications

Price₹ 40.00 – 45.00 Lakh
Fuel TypeDiesel
TransmissionAutomatic (TC)
Engine Size2199 cc
Mileage13.9 km/l
Ground Clearance (mm)180 mm
Seating Capacity7-9 People
Size5115 mm L X 1985 mm W X 1755 mm H
Fuel Tank60 litre

Features and Capabilities

Wheels: 19-inch dark alloy wheels

Exterior trim: Front grille with exclusive dark accents on side treatments and mirrors

Interior colour: Off-black two-tone interior option available

Design: Sleek design resembling a modern SUV with star-map LED headlights

Safety features: Blind-spot view monitor with live video feed for left and right blind spots

  • 360-degree surround view monitor with 3D view
  • 30 collision-prevention and driver-assistance features

Display: 24-inch combined panoramic display with navigation

Sunroof: Dual power sunroof

New Kia Carnival: Powertrain

The Carnival is sold worldwide with three engine options. These are:

  • 3.5-liter gasoline V6 engine
  • 1.6-liter turbo-petrol hybrid engine
  • 2.2-liter diesel engine

For the model expected in India, it will likely keep the same engine as its predecessor. This engine is a 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel, producing around 200 horsepower (200PS) and 440 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque. It will also come with an automatic transmission.

Kia Carnival Mileage

The Kia Carnival available in India comes with diesel engine options. The brand claims that the petrol version of the Kia Carnival has an average mileage in ideal road conditions. The Kia Carnival Premium 7 STR variant has a fuel tank that holds up to 60 liters of fuel.

New Kia Carnival: Design

The new Carnival features a striking front-end makeover inspired by the futuristic EV9, with a bold, large grille flanked by vertically placed LED headlights and sleek L-shaped DRLs on either side. The bumper features a subtle air inlet that is flanked by a stylish faux brushed aluminum skid plate, giving it a very stylish look. Riding on new 18-inch alloy wheels, the MPV looks modern and robust.

At the rear, the traditional thin rectangular taillights have been replaced with new L-shaped units, reflecting the refreshed design language seen on the Sonet and Seltos models. Among these updates, the Carnival has retained its distinctive C-pillar patterned panels, a sleek wraparound rear spoiler, and body cladding on the lower edges, ensuring that it retains its unique character while adopting contemporary design cues.

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