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The mid and top-spec variant comes with 6-airbags

Safety and After Sales Service – Kia has equipped the Carnival with 2 airbags for the base model and 6 airbags for the middle and top-end variant. The company has ensured a good safety kit with the Carnival as it offers ABS, EBD, ESC, hill-start assist and other electronic aids. In a short span, Kia has worked well on its dealer and after-sales network. Moreover, Kia has the reliability record which is at par with the Japanese car brands.

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The Kia Carnival seems like a value-for-money MPV

Verdict – Kia claims to offer 20 unique features with the Carnival that makes it a great buy. It also claims to have created an entirely new segment placing the MPV between the Toyota Innova Crysta and the Mercedes-Benz V-Class. Though the company is yet to reveal the prices for the 3 variants, we expect the top of the line Limousine trim to cost somewhere between Rs. 35 lakhs, on-road Mumbai. Yes, it’s not very easy on the pocket, but it delivers for every penny it asks for.

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The beige theme and dual sunroofs give the cabin an airy feel

What’s Cool

* Pleasant and premium design
* Sliding rear doors with footboards
* Feature-loaded and spacious interior
* Punchy performing diesel engine
* Comes with 6-airbags

What’s Not So Cool

* Body roll could have been more controlled

Alternatives: – Toyota Innova Crysta

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The Limousine trim also gets rear infotainment screens

2020 Kia Carnival Specifications

* Engine: 2199cc, 4-Cyl, Diesel
* Power: 200 PS @ 3800 RPM
* Torque: 440 Nm @ 1750-2750 RPM
* Transmission: 8-Speed AT
* Fuel Consumption: 9-10 km/l
* Fuel Type: Diesel
* Tyre Size: 235/60/18 (Front & Rear)
* Suspension: McPherson Strut (Front), Multi Link (Rear)
* Brakes: Disc (Front & Rear)
* Safety: 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, Hill Start Assist, Brake Assist

2020 Kia Carnival Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 5115 mm X 1985 mm X 1740 mm
* Wheelbase: 3060 mm
* Boot Space: 540-litres
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 60-litres
* Kerb Weight: 2195 kgs

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Do you think the Carnival will be another success from Kia?

Further Reading

Kia Carnival Video Review
2019 Kia Carnival Review

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