Kia Carnival Deliveries Commence In India (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Kia Carnival, the second product of Kia Motors, was launched in India during the Auto Expo 2020. The automaker has now started the deliveries of Kia Carnival with 10 units of which were delivered on the first day at a dealership in Mysore. It is worth mentioning here that the bookings for Kia Carnival began on January 21, 2020 and the premium MPV garnered 1410 bookings on the very first day and has a total of more than 3,500 bookings received till date.
The prices for Kia Carnival in India has been set at Rs 24.95 lakh for its Premium variant (ex-showroom), Rs 28.95 lakh for its Prestige variant (ex-showroom), and Rs 33.95 lakh for its Limousine variant (ex-showroom).
Coming back to Kia Carnival, the 5115 mm-long MPV has a width and height of 1985 mm and 1755 mm, respectively. The wheelbase stands at 3060 mm while the ground clearance has been measured at 171 mm for the Carnival. The car weighs 2102 Kg.
Visually, Kia Carnival comes with the tiger-nose grille at the front which is housed between wraparound headlamps and framed fog lamps on the sides. On the back, there is a small spoiler and wide. On the inside, it gets features such as touchscreen infotainment display, chrome detailing, and two sunroofs.
Carnival looks to enter a segment dominated by Toyota's Innova Crystal. It is powered by a 2.2-liter VGT BS6 diesel engine, paired with an eight-speed "Sportsmatic" transmission. It churns out 197 bhp and 440 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to an 8-Speed automatic gearbox. The Carnival will be manufactured at the company's plant in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.