Kia to launch Carnival at Delhi Auto Expo 2020




Kia Motors, the world's eighth largest automaker, today showcased its new offering in the MPV segment - the Kia Carnival. The Carnival is powered by a Diesel 2.2L VGT BS6 Compliant engine paired with an 8-speed Sportsmatic transmission (8AT). The Carnival will be launched at the upcoming Delhi Auto Expo 2020.

The Carnival will be offered in three trims – Premium, Prestige and Limousine and with multiple seating configurations of 7, 8 and 9. There are two 7 seater options, the regular has 4 captain seats  with 3 sinking seats and another variation the 7  VIP, has the option of second row VIP seat for ultra-luxurious experience. The 8 seater has 4 captain seats and 3 sinking seats. The 9 seater, which has 6 Captain + 3 sinking seats. It is equipped with Dual Panel Electric Sunroof, VIP Seats with 10.1” Dual Touchscreen Rear Seat Entertainment System, One-Touch Power Sliding Door and Smart Power Tailgate among others.

Introducing the Kia Carnival in India, Mr. Kookhyun Shim, MD & CEO, Kia Motors India said, 
“We are overwhelmed by the love for brand Kia that the Indian market has shown. To strengthen our relationship further and add new fans to the brand, we are all set to launch the new Kia Carnival in India. With this new aspirational offering, Kia Motors is addressing the unmet needs of the Indian Elite Class consumers. With its fresh styling, rich features, excellent quality and exuberant appointments, the Carnival addresses Indian customers who value aesthetics, performance, refinement, safety and space. I am sure that the Carnival will also be well-received by India and add to Kia’s reputation as an exciting brand for young-at-heart people.”

UVO is the latest evolution in connected car and infotainment and comes with 37 smart features, offered free for initial 3 years. Best of UVO Smart features can be now accessed through smart watch as well. The smart watch allows remote engine start stop, AC Control, Smart Pure Air control, horn/ light, door lock/ unlock and vehicle status. It also provides Tyre pressure and fuel level information status along with notifications on movement and safety alerts.

The 2199cc four-cylinder common rail direct injection VGT diesel BS6 compliant engine has been engineered for higher efficiency and performance. Developing 200 PS at 3,800 rpm and  440Nm of torque between 1500~2750 rpm, the engine is paired with Kia’s 8-speed Sportsmatic transmission. This offers smooth application of power for a relaxed drive as well as performance when you want it.

Prices and further details of the new Kia Carnival and its variants will be announced at the Delhi Auto Expo 2020.













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