Famous Bollywood singer, Sonu Nigam has taken delivery of a brand new Kia Carnival. The new MPV was delivered by Shreenath Kia Mumbai and the pictures were shared by them on Facebook. Pictures of Sonu Nigam were clicked while he was taking delivery of the Kia Carnival.
Kia Carnival has become very popular among celebrities. Shankar Mahadevan, Ajay Jadeja, Upendra, and many other celebrities have bought the MPV. This is because it is luxurious and very affordable when compared to other MPVs that are on sale in India. There is the Toyota Innova Crysta but it does not feel as premium as the Carnival. Other MPVs in India are Toyota Vellfire that costs Rs. 90 lakhs ex-showroom and Mercedes-Benz V-Class starts at Rs. 71 lakhs ex-showroom.
When compared the Carnival starts at Rs. 24.95 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 33.99 lakhs ex-showroom. So, it makes sense why so many people are opting for the Kia’s MPV. The Carnival is currently the most expensive vehicle that Kia sells in the Indian market. Kia has already launched a new generation of the Carnival in the international market and we are expecting it to get launched in India sometime next year. Kia offers the Carnival in four variants. There is Premium, Prestige, Limousine and Limousine+.
Kia updated Carnival
Kia recently updated the Carnival. It now runs on new 18-inch alloy wheels that are offered as standard on every variant. There is also the new Kia logo that we have already seen on the Seltos and the Sonet. The premium leatherette seats are now offered with Prestige, Limousine and Limousine+ variants.
Kia added some features to the Limousine variant. It now comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with maps that can be updated through Over The Update. There is also Kia’s UVO connected car technology. Kia is also offering leather upholstery if the customer opts for a VIP seating configuration. Kia also added a single rear-seat entertainment system and an air purifier.
The Limousine+ variant was also added to the line-up with the update. It comes with even more features such as an electronic parking brake, tyre pressure monitoring system, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, Harmon Kardon sound system, 10-way electric adjustment for driver seat, dual entertainment systems for the rear occupants, wood garnish and driver seat ventilation.
Other features of Carnival include three-zone climate control, multi-information display, dual-panel sunroof, smart powered tailgate, up to six airbags, front and rear parking sensors, wireless charger, one-touch power sliding doors, projector headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, rear sunshades, cruise control, push-button to start/stop the engine, smart key and much more.
Engine and gearbox
Kia has not updated the Carnival’s engine or gearbox since it was first launched. It comes with a 2.2-litre diesel engine that is capable of producing 200 PS of max power and 440 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to an 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.