Indian singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan recently added a new car to his garage. The car is none other than Kia’s luxury MPV Carnival. Kia Carnival was the manufacturers second product for Indian market. It got launched in the Indian market last year. Singer Shankar Mahadevan is known for his work in the music industry and he is a person who needs no introduction. Here we have a video that shows Shankar Mahadevan along with his family visiting the Kia dealership to take the delivery of their new Carnival MPV.
The video has been uploaded by Plus Drive on their YouTube channel. In the video, the singer is seen arriving at the dealership in his BMW 7-series. He is accompanied by his family and dealership staff can be seen welcoming him into the showroom. The paperwork is done and after that the car is delivered to Shankar Mahadevan. He can also be heard saying in the video that he really liked the car and that is reason why he bought it.
Kia Carnival is available in Premium, Prestige and Limousine trims. Shankar Mahadevan has gone for the Premium variant with 7-seat configuration. In comparison to other variants, Premium misses out on some features like leather seats and some minor features. Other than that, Premium variant is decently loaded. It gets 18 inch dual tone alloy wheels, automatic projector headlamps with LED DRLs, three zone climate control, touchscreen infotainment screen, electrically operating sliding doors, tilt and telescopic steering adjust, Power windows with one-touch up-down for driver, front armrest with storage, sunglass holder, driver seat height adjuster, push button start/stop, electrically adjustable mirrors, cruise control, auto defogger, steering mounted controls, rear parking camera and so on.
In terms of space, there is no dearth of it in the Kia Carnival. It is super spacious and that is mainly because of its dimensions. It is 5,115 mm long, 1,985 mm wide and 1,740 mm tall. Kia Carnival is actually not a direct competitor to Innova Crysta. Kia launched Carnival in India to create a segment of its own. Kia Carnival is an apt vehicle for those who think Innova Crysta is too common and don’t want to spend a lot of money of Toyota Vellfire and Mercedes-Benz V-Class. It is positioned between these two segments.
In terms of design, it is a bulky looking MPV which has decent amount of road presence as well. The signature Tiger nose grille, LED fog lamps, decent usage of chrome give it a premium look. The price for Kia Carnival MPV starts at Rs 24.95 lakh, ex-showroom and go up to Rs 33.95 lakh, ex-showroom.
Kia Carnival is powered by a 2.2 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 200 Ps and 440 Nm of peak torque. The engine is available with an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard. Kia Carnival offers a comfortable ride to the occupants. Kia is also offering discounts on Carnival to attract more customers toward Kia’s most expensive offering in India. Kia is also working on another MPV which is likely to take on Maruti Ertiga and Marazzo in the segment.