Kia Motors India launched the Carnival MPV earlier this month at the 2020 Auto Expo, Greater Noida. Now, deliveries of this premium MPV have started across the country. Initial response to the MPV seems to be good and one of Kia’s Bangalore dealer – PPS Kia, located at Mysore Road has managed to deliver 10 Carnivals to customers on a single day!!
Carnival is offered with 7, 8 or 9-seat layouts. Its closest rival in India, the Toyota Innova Crysta had only a 6 or a 7-seat layout. Apart from the seating layout, the Carnival is also packed up to the brim with features. It gets a three-zone climate control, auto defogger, auto LED projector headlamps, LED fog lamps, LED tail lamps, one-touch power sliding rear doors, an electric tailgate and a dual-panel electric sunroof.
Kia is manufacturing Carnival at its Andhra Pradesh plant. Kia had received more than 3,500 bookings of the Carnival.
Speaking to Manohar Bhat, Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing,said, “We are overwhelmed by the love for brand Kia that the Indian market has shown and our partnership with PPS under the leadership of Rajiv Sanghvi has helped us reach tap this market extensively. The South region is a vital market for a product like Carnival, which is a never-before combination of sheer luxury and amazing performance. We are equipped with our robust network and seamless service delivery with 265 touch points across 160 cities, ensuring that the Carnival is available even in the remotest corners of the country.”
The Carnival draws power from a BS6 compliant 2.2 litre CRDi motor which dishes out 202 hp and 440 Nm of max torque. Transmission option is limited to an 8-speed AT.
Pricing for the MPV starts at Rs 24.95 lakh for the seven-seat version of the Premium trim, while the top-end 7-seater VIP variant Limousine has been priced at Rs 33.95 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom).