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Friday, July 13, 2018

Kia Carnival MPV: Everything that you need to know

Kia Motors India is still few months away from rolling out it’s first car on Indian soil, even before that it's Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) is catching huge attention in eyes of car enthusiasts. In India, MPV segment has been dominated by Toyota Innova.  It definitely is the undisputed bestseller despite having gone up in terms of price and offering.  The 7 or 8 seater configurations is becoming very popular with Indian buyers . Keeping that in mind, Kia is planning to unveil ‘Carnival’ for India, somewhere later next year. Let’s apprise you on 10 highlights of this MPV.

10 Key Things To Know About Kia Carnival 

1. Carnival is a full size MPV and is also sold as the Sedona in some markets like the United States.
2. Carnival is in its 3rd generation now, and is available with a front wheel drive, 3.3 litre petrol V6 (270 bhp, 336 Nm) in the US.

3. Engine exhumes a 6-Speed Sportmatic auto transmission while in Korea it sports a 2.2 litre diesel (197 bhp, 440 Nm) with an 8-Speed auto gearbox. The Kia Carnival is a full size MPV and is also sold as the Sedona in some markets like the United States.

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4. Carnival is dimensionally larger than the Innova i.e. it is 380.5 mm longer, 154 mm wider, and has a 311 mm longer wheelbase than the Innova Crysta however is 55 mm shorter in height.
It features larger 17/18 inch wheels (the Innova gets 16 inchers) and an optional roof rail, the Carnival is still 40mm shorter.

5. The fascia is elegant, with the Kia tiger-nose grille and LED lights for a nice niche feel. 
6. Carnival gets sliding side rear doors which make ingress and egress a breeze.

7. India bound Carnival may sport a 7-seater configuration with two individual seats in the second row while the third row gets front facing seats that are quite comfortable.
8. The front seats are heated and ventilated at the front and fairly comfortable for long drives. Driver-side seat gets 8-way power adjustment.

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9. Major USP of Carnival is its 8-inch touchscreen which syncs perfectly with overall dash and offers a host of features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, voice commands plus steering mounted controls, a decent sound system and keyless entry.

10. MPV offers ample storage in it's cabin for drinks bottles, phones etc. The circular roof mounted AC vents for the rear seats are impressive and syncs smoothly against the roof lining.

Overall Verdict:

While rumors are high that Kia will actually bring the Carnival to India. We expect the prices to be in between ₹ 18 and 22 lakh. Overall it will be a great package for that price. 

Stay tuned to ReviewsToday for more updates on this MPV and some upcoming new launches and exclusive auto reviews. Do share your feedback with us.

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