The Kia Carnival MPV is expected to be priced around Rs. 30 lakhs (ex-showroom).
After the success of its first product in India, the Seltos compact SUV, South Korean brand Kia is all set with the next product for the Indian market, the Carnival MPV. The premium offering will be launched at the 2020 Auto Expo at an expected price of Rs. 30 lakhs, ex-showroom.
For the international market, the Kia Carnival MPV is offered in a 7, 8 and 11-seat configuration. However, for India, it is confirmed that the same will be offered in a 6,7 and 8-seat layout and with multiple variants. It is expected that higher trims will get captain seats with extendable leg rests and armrests, rear-seat entertainment package with 10.1-inch screens, Kia’s UVO connectivity suite, a large touchscreen infotainment system, two sunroofs, 3-zone climate control and a power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory function. The premium MPV will get power sliding rear doors and a lot of safety features.
The India-spec Kia Carnival is expected to be powered by a BS6-compliant, 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine cranking 202 PS and 441 Nm of torque. The powertrain will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. A 6-speed manual gearbox might be on offer as well.
India-Spec Kia Carnival
– Will be launched at the 2020 Auto Expo
– To be offered in a 6,7 and 8-seat layout
– Rivals the Toyota Vellfire, Mercedes-Benz V-Class and the Innova Crysta