Kia’s second car in the Indian market, the premium Carnival MPV is available with massive benefits just before the festive season starts. The all-new Carnival has become the first model from the brand to get any kind of discount or benefit in India.
Anyone booking the Kia Carnival can get an exchange bonus of Rs 80,000 and 3-year/unlimited-kilometre maintenance package for free. The maintenance package costs around Rs 46,000. Kia is also offering a corporate discount of up to Rs 46,000. For the customers who want to purchase the Premium or Prestige variants, you will be able to get the rear-seat entertainment package worth Rs 36,560 for free. The top-end Limousine version of the Carnival gets the rear-seat entertainment package as standard.
According to ACI, the total benefits are up to Rs 2.10 lakh. Kia is also offering finance schemes with the Carnival, which the eligible customers can enjoy when they choose to finance the Carnival from Kia. There is a 90-day EMI holiday option, which allows customers to start paying their EMI 90 days after purchasing the vehicle. Also, there is a low EMI scheme where customers can choose to pay as low as Rs 767 for the first six months of tenure. Various other EMI options are also available that allows for 50 percent lower EMI cost for the first 3 months of every year of the loan tenure.
The Carnival is a premium offering and does not compete with any other car in the Indian market. However, the Toyota Innova Touring Sport takes on the Carnival’s base variants. The Carnival is much bigger in size when compared to the Innova Crysta and it also comes with a longer list of equipment and features. Kia also offers three seating options with the Carnival and customers can choose between 7,8 or 9 people.
The Carnival is also much more powerful compared to the Innova Crysta. It comes with a massive 2.2.-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 200 PS and peak torque of massive 440 Nm. All the variants are FWD and come with an 8-speed torque-convertor automatic transmission. As per ARAI test, the Carnival MPV returns a maximum of 13.9 km/l.
Kia has already revealed the facelifted version of the Carnival in the international market and the same is expected to be launched in India next year. Currently, the brand will launch its first-ever sub-4m compact SUV in the Indian market on 18th September. Named as the Sonet, it will take on the likes of Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSpot, Tata Nexon Mahindra XUV300 and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza,