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Kia Carnival Scheduled to Launch at Auto Expo 2020: Details Revealed

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By Saurav Kumar - Senior Editor Jan 18 2020 Share this blog

With the Success ofKia Seltos in the Indian market. Kia Motors is quite optimistic about its upcoming launches in India. So, the good news is that Kia Motors has finally listed its 2020 Kia Carnival on the official India website with all primary specs and details. The Kia carnival MPV is scheduled to launch at 2020 Auto Expo in February.  The Carnival is run by a 2.2-litre diesel VGT BS6 Compliant engine mated with 8-speed Sportsmatic transmission.

2020 Kia Carnival Key Features:

  • Luxury 2nd Row VIP Seats

  • Seat Upholstery Premium Nappa Leather

  • 25.65cm (10.1'') Dual Touchscreen Rear Seat Entertainment System

  • Smart Pure Air Purifier

  • Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control

  • One-Touch Power Sliding Doors

  • Dual Panel Electric Sunroof

  • Smart Power Tailgate

2020 Kia Carnival Trims and Options

The MPV will be available  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. The other version, 7 VIP, has the option of a second-row VIP seat. The 8-seater Carnival MPV has 4 captain seats and 3 sinking seats. The 9-seater Carnival version has 6 Captain with 3 sinking seats, is equipped with exclusive features like 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.

2020 Kia Carnival Engine and Power Figures

Powering the 2020 Carnival is a  2199cc four-cylinder common rail direct injection VGT diesel BS6 compliant engine that has been engineered for propelling best performance. The engine develops 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.

2020 Kia Carnival Design 


The front fascia of the Carnival features a wide ‘tiger-nose’ grille and comes with wrap-around LED Projection headlamps with LED DRLs. The bonnet is long with a swept-back silhouette above R18-inch alloy wheels. The rear gets wide LED rear lamps, broad metal surfaces and a glass area shaped to give it more aggressive ‘shoulders’. Meanwhile, the Dual Panel Electric Sunroof acts as a statement of luxury.

2020 Kia Carnival UVO Connectivity Technology 

The Kia Carnival MPV features Kia's latest UVO connectivity features that come with 37 smart features subscribed for 3 years.The UVO smart features are accessible via smartwatch as well. You can use your smartwatch to perform operations like remote engine start-stop, AC Control, Smart Pure Air control, horn/ light, door lock/ unlock and vehicle status. It also displays Tyre pressure and fuels level information status along with notifications on go along with safety alerts.

What’s inside the 2020 Kia Carnival?  

The Carnival has got some premium feel in the interior with the use of high-grade materials. The MPV also sports an array of intelligently-designed features to ensure better use of space for all occupants in the cabin. Depending upon the trim level and seating option, the Carnival can intake up to 9 passengers.


On the Limousine trim, the VIP seats can be set for individual preferences. The 10.1” Dual Touchscreen Rear Seat entertainment system mounted on the dash comprises 10.1” monitors, and 8 speakers Harman Kardon Premium Sound system offer Lounge-like experience while travelling. The Smart Power Tailgate opens automatically when the smart key is brought close to  the trunk, while the Carnival’s power-sliding rear doors open with a button touch. The installed Smart Pure Air purifier allows the freshen up the air inside. 

Some other major features added on the all-new Kia Carnival include Tri-zone Auto AC, Electronic Parking Brake, Auto Defog windscreen, Smart Cruise Control, front and Rear parking sensors, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and lots of storage spaces throughout the cabin. These features increase the practicality of this MPV. The Kia Carnival will be launched at Auto Expo 2020 alongwith the pricing details on a later stage.