Kia launched the all-new Carnival MPV at the 2020 Auto Expo. It is currently the most expensive car from the brand’s line-up in India. The Kia Carnival does not have a direct rival in the Indian market but it has a few rivals like the Toyota Innova Crysta Touring Sport and Mercedes-Benz V-Class. The popularity of the Carnival is going up in the market and many are taking notice of its luxurious cabin and the attractive price tag. Ajay Jadeja, the retired Indian cricketer has received the delivery of a brand-new Kia Carnival.
Jadeja, who is currently in Udaipur, Rajasthan got the home delivery of the Carnival. He was associated with the Indian cricket team for a long time and was one of the main players in the squad for a long time.
Now coming to the Carnival, it is offered in a few variants and the one we see with Jadeja is the top-end Limousine variant. The white coloured Kia Carnival with Jadeja is priced at around Rs 34 lakhs, ex-showroom, which can mean that the on-road cost will be around Rs 36 lakhs. Kia received more than 3,500 bookings even before revealing the price of the Carnival in India.
There MPV perfectly fits in the void left by the Toyota Innova Crysta Touring Sport and Toyota Alphard, which is how it has created its own unique segment and attracted a lot of buyers in the country. Kia offers the car in three variants – Premium, Prestige and Limousine. There are multiple seating options that you can choose from in the Carnival. There a seven-seater, eight- and a nine-seater version. There is even a four-row configuration available. The top-end Limousine version is only available with a 7-seater version, all wrapped in premium Nappa leather.
Since this is the top-end version of the car, it gets a long list of features like Signature Ice Cube LED fog lamps, LED tail lamps, powered tailgate, dual-panel panoramic sunroof, electrically foldable wing mirrors, pop-up sinking seats and chrome accents for the exterior. The car also comes with high-end safety features including side and curtain airbags, front parking sensors, electronic stability control system, rollover mitigation and cornering brake control. Even the entry-level version of the Carnival gets features like a touchscreen infotainment system, push-button start, electrically adjustable mirrors, all four disc brakes, 18-inch rims and more.
All the variants of the Carnival come powered by the same 2.2-litre BS6-compliant diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 200 Bhp and 440 Nm of peak torque between 1,500-2,750 rpm. The engine gets an 8-speed ‘Sportsmatic’ transmission as standard.
We are not sure if Ajay Jadeja owns any luxury cars but he has never been spotted with one before. It is quite possible that the Carnival is the most expensive car in his garage.