Auto Expo 2020: Kia Carnival launched in India at Rs. 24.95 lakhs(ex-showroom)

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By Rahul Hans - Automotive Journalist Feb 05 2020 Share this blog

Kia launched its second model in country Carnival at Auto Expo 2020 at a price of Rs. 24.95 lakhs(ex-showroom) to all the way up till 33.95 lakhs(ex-showroom). Kia Carnival is second model in the company's model lineup after Seltos which was launched months back. Kia Carnival will be imported in India via CKD(completely knocked down unit) route. Kia Carnival will hold strong shoulders against Toyota Innova, Isuzu MU-X, Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.

Kia Carnival is the most luxurious MPV offered by the Korean manufacturer to the Indian market. Kia Carnival will be offered in three variants - Premium, Prestige, and Limousine along with 7-seater, 8-seater, and 9-seater options. The premium variant can be ordered in a 7-seater or 8-seater version, while Prestige can only be had in a 7-seater or 9-seater option. The topmost and expensive variant Limousine can be ordered in only 7-seater iteration with two giant captain seats in the middle row for utmost comfort.

Kia Carnival is a feature-loaded premium MPV and all of that sparks on the exterior and interior. Outside you get full LED headlights, Taillights, and Fog-lamps. Those giant electrically sliding rear doors open up the way to the luxury comfort you expect from Carnival. Inside you get leather stitched seats which are designed to keep the occupants in comfort even on bad stretches of the highways.

 Infotainment is handled by a 10.1-inch touchscreen unit paired with 8-speakers so you never skip a beat. Connectivity features like Android Auto, Apple Carplay are standard across the range with laptop charging points and electric tailgate as another add ons in the list. To add more to the comfort and roominess of the cabin Dual-electric sunroof is offered which can be controlled via UVO mobile app. UVO mobile app is specially designed to enhance the digital experience inside the cabin with maximum digital connectivity.

Kia Carnival will be available across all the Kia dealers in the country from today. The price of Rs. 24.95 lakhs(ex-showroom) is a step above from Toyota Innova which is undoubtedly the most loved MPV in the country, will Kia Carnival be able to shake the strong roots of Innova in this segment. Stay tuned for the official review of Kia Carnival.