Carnival: Kia’s Grand soldier, expected to be launched in Feb 2020.

Published On : 19 January 2020
By Tarashekhar Padhy

KIA is readying for its India entry with the MUV, which was showcased in a concept version at the 2018 Auto Expo in Greater Noida. While all the displayed models aren't India-bound, the one that caught everyone's eye was the KIA Grand Carnival. Essentially a luxury MUV has a spacious cabin with ample room for the occupants and is already a part of KIA's product line-up in several overseas markets.

The spacious cabin not only offers ample room for seating occupants, but it also packs in a host of comfort as well as connectivity features such as smart power tailgate, power sliding doors, resistance cloth seats, three-zone climate control and heated & ventilated seats. In addition, the KIA Grand Carnival also gets engine start-stop, stand-up second-row seating, and stain-resistant material seats. The MUV is often had with a seven, eight and nine-seat layout.

The KIA Grand Carnival specs for the non-Indian model include a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel and Lambda II 3.3 MPI petrol powertrain. In terms of output, the 2.2-liter diesel engine makes a maximum power of 196bhp of power along with 441Nm of torque. On the contrary, the 3.3-liter MPI petrol unit is adequate for top power of 264bhp against 317Nm of torque. Transmission duties are handled by a six-speed automatic unit.

Boasting large interior and boot space, the Carnival is perfect for large families, suitable for India, though the model probably won't make it to India now, KIA plans to bring it at a later stage.