South Korean car manufacturer made its entry into the Indian market earlier this year with their Seltos SUV. Seltos became an instant hit and is one the top selling SUVs in the segment. With Seltos doing great in terms of numbers, Kia is now planning to launch their second vehicle to the Indian market. Their second offering will be the Carnival MPV. It will be a luxury MPV that will compete with Toyota Innova Crysta in the market. Kia has now released a teaser video of the all upcoming MPV on their official Youtube channel.
The teaser video just shows glimpses of the upcoming MPV. The video indicates that Carnival is going to be a luxury MPV with plush interiors and host of features in it. In the video it shows features like individual infotainment screens for the rear seat passengers and a dual panel electric sunroof. The VIP Seats and one touch power sliding gaes are also seen in the video.
Kia Carnival is an MPV which is already on sale in international markets. As India is a price sensitive market, there is a possibility that Kia might make some changes to the vehicle in terms of features when it comes to India. Kia Carnival is huge when compared to Innova Crysta. It has a spacious and luxurious cabin than that of the Cysta. Internationally Carnival is available in seven-seater, eight seater and an eleven-seater configuration, which shows how big this vehicle actually is. However India is likely to get Carnival in only one configuration.
Just Like Seltos, Carnival will also get a long list of features for both comfort and safety. On the international variants it gets safety features like ABS+EBD, ESP, traction control system, hill descent control, forward-collision warning and more such features. All these features will not make it to the Indian version considering the price factor.
Engine wise Kia Carnival Internationally gets a 2.2-litre e-VGT diesel engine that generates a maximum of 199 Bhp and 441 Nm of peak torque and a 3.3L petrol engine producing 276 Bhp and 336 Nm of torque. However Carnival is most likely to get the diesel engine when it is launched in India. Price wise Carnival is likely to be placed higher than Toyota Innova Crysta. Kia will be launching the Carnival MPV in 2020 and will showcase it in the upcoming Auto Expo in February. The Carnival is likely to be pricier than the Innova.