Kia Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR

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    Limousine Plus 7 STR
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    Kia Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR Summary

    Kia Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR is the top model in the Carnival [2020-2023] lineup and the price of Carnival [2020-2023] top model is Rs. 35.48 Lakh. It gives a mileage of 13.9 kmpl. Kia Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR is available in Automatic (TC) transmission and offered in 3 colours: Aurora Black Pearl, Steel Silver and Glacier white Pearl.

    Kia Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR Review

    The MPV segment is growing by the day, and surprisingly, every carmaker has a unique offering at different price points. The Kia Carnival is no different, as it appeals to a discerning set of buyers looking for a premium MPV to upgrade from the Toyota Innova Crysta. It is available in seven, eight and nine seating configurations with a single diesel powertrain. And for this road test, we’ve driven the top-spec Limousine trim that’s only available as a seven-seater. We have done an in-depth analysis of how the Carnival performs in the real world along with facts and figures. Read on!


    Kia Carnival Right Front Three Quarter

    The MPV segment is growing by the day, and surprisingly, every carmaker has a unique offering at different price points. The Kia Carnival is no different, as it appeals to a discerning set of buyers looking for a premium MPV to upgrade from the Toyota Innova Crysta. It is available in seven, eight and nine seating configurations with a single diesel powertrain. And for this road test, we’ve driven the top-spec Limousine trim that’s only available as a seven-seater. We have done an in-depth analysis of how the Carnival performs in the real world along with facts and figures. Read on!

    Design and Style

    Kia Carnival Front view

    MPVs are typically boring to look at as they are designed to serve a purpose. But despite its humungous proportions, the Kia Carnival is anything but boring with its massive and imposing stance. The wide tigernose grille, sleek LED headlamps, ice cube LED fog lamps and a touch of chrome accents bring an air of elegance to the MPV.

    Kia Carnival Right Rear Three Quarter

    At over 5.1 meter long, the Carnival is longer than the Toyota Vellfire, and the van body-style is apparent from its profile. Nevertheless, the 18-inch chrome wheels, floating-roof effect and the slight kink at the C-pillar add flare to the sides. Lower trims get dual-tone alloys. The rear is devoid of any drama with the LED taillights and a subtle chrome highlight on the tailgate.

    Kia Carnival Left Side View


    Kia Carnival Dashboard

    Like its exteriors, the magnificence continues on the insides as well. The thoughtfully laid-out cabin comes with a top-notch fit and finish and material quality. You get soft plastics on the dash-top and Napa leather upholstery that elevates the premium feel a notch higher. The wider proportions mean one may require extra effort to access the glove-box or the passenger-side 12V socket, but for most part, the cabin remains ergonomic. The large glass area and the supportive 10-way electrically-adjustable driver seat offers a commanding view of the surroundings. But, the thick A-pillar obstructs view while cornering.

    Kia Carnival Infotainment System

    The crisp and intuitive eight-inch infotainment display is a size smaller, and we expected the Carnival to come with a 360-degree camera, which would’ve made it easier to park in tight spaces. It could also do with a colour driver information system (DIS), like the Kia Seltos. While the driver seat gets a cooling function, we would’ve expected the middle row seats to come with the ventilated feature, which would’ve been appreciated by chauffeur-driven customers.

    Kia Carnival Front Row Seats

    Otherwise, both the front and rear seats provide excellent support with enough and more leg and headroom. But the individual captain seats (with extendable leg rests) in the middle row will pamper the chauffer-driven folks with its multiple adjustments. The large electric sliding doors help getting in and out of the car, but the tall floor and the 79mm ingress height means you have to hop inside the cabin.

    Kia Carnival Second Row Seats

    You also get a 220V AC two-pin charging dock and AC controls for the second-row passengers. However, a centrally-placed climate control unit would’ve improved accessibility for both the middle row occupants. The lower-placed last-row seats lack under-thigh support, and fitting-in three adults would be bit of a squeeze. However, seating two passengers for short distance shouldn't be an issue. Besides the convenience offered by the many cubbies, cup holders and fast-charging USB ports, what comes as a delight is that you get retractable sun curtains in the second and third rows.

    Kia Carnival Third Row Seats

    Even with the third-row up, the Carnival has a boot space of 540 litres. Tumble these ‘sinking seats’ down and it opens up a huge cargo area of 1624 litres. It also gets multiple towing hooks and a 12V 180Watt charging socket to hold or charge your belongings.

    Kia Carnival Bootspace Rear Seat Folded

    Safety and Equipment

    Kia Carnival Right Steering Mounted Controls

    This top-spec Kia Carnival Limousine trim is loaded with safety kit and features to the brim. Besides the six airbags and ABS with EBD, features like ESC, tyre pressure monitoring system and roll-over mitigation increase safety while driving. On the other hand, features like hill start assist and traction control help getting out of tricky situations.

    Kia Carnival Dashboard Switches AC Controls

    In terms of comfort and convenience features, it gets a three-zone climate control, dual sunroof, an eight-speaker Harmon Kardon music system, auto headlamps, push-button start-stop, front and rear parking with rear-view camera, and cruise control. But, the convenience is further amplified by features like a smart air-purifier, wireless charging, smart powered tailgate and the twin 10.1-inch rear-seat entertainment screens. The Carnival also comes enabled with Kia’s UVO connected car features.

    Kia Carnival Front Seat Headrest-Mounted Display

    Engine, Performance and Braking

    Kia Carnival Left Front Three Quarter

    The Kia Carnival is available with a single powertrain – a 197bhp 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel motor that is paired to an eight-speed torque converter automatic. The engine is refined and you’ll barely hear any diesel clatter at idle or on the move. There is ample low-end torque available, and the linear power delivery and well-controlled turbolag helps ambling at slow city speeds. Out on the highway, a bulk of the 440Nm of torque is available in the mid-range that allows the MPV to cruise at 120kmph with the engine spinning under 2000rpm. This helped the MPV to cover the 0-100kmph sprint in 10.80s, which is exceptional for an MPV that weighs 2240kg. In fact we also experienced some torque steer in the instance of a sudden acceleration.

    Kia Carnival Engine Shot

    The Carnival has exceptional straight-line stability, which makes it an able long-distance tourer. The eight-speed transmission offers smooth and precise shifts, and you’ll barely notice the shift-shock. For a torque converter, it upshifts quickly and we never found it to be confused or searching for gears. It managed the 20-80kmph roll-on acceleration test in 6.01s, while the 40-100kmph kick down was achieved in 8.02s. This speaks a lot about the engine’s tractability.

    Kia Carnival Right Front Three Quarter

    The Carnival is equipped with disc brakes all around to put this 2.2 tonne car to stops. While the brakes lack outright bite, they offer good progression, bringing the MPV to a halt from 100kmph in 2.9s while only covering 41.06 metres.

    Kia Carnival Right Side View

    Ride and Handling

    Kia Carnival Right Rear Three Quarter

    In terms of ride, the Carnival offers a pliant and comfortable low-speed ride. The soft suspension absorbs bumps and sharp-edged potholes with ease, but you will notice a slight jiggle as the road transforms from bad to worse. And as the speeds increase, the ride tends to get neutral. However, long patches of wavy highways and section joints unsettle the suspension, which induces the vertical pitching.

    Kia Carnival Dashboard

    Having said that, due to the Carnival's large dimensions, you have to be extra careful while parking in a tight spot, or even while darting through traffic. Again, the steering feels heavy at slow speeds and as speeds rise, it starts feeling too light to the point where you feel nervous; something that catches you off-guard. Also, as you take a long corner, the MPV tends to understeer if you are too enthusiastic with your inputs.

    Kia Carnival Left Front Three Quarter

    Price and Fuel Economy

    Kia Carnival Left Front Three Quarter

    In our real-world test, the Carnival delivered a fuel economy of 9.2kmpl in the city, and 12.82kmpl on the highway, with an average fuel efficiency of 11.01kmpl. These figures are acceptable for an MPV that measures over 2.2 tons. As far as pricing is concerned, the Premium seven-seater costs Rs 24.95 lakh, while the Premium eight-seater retails at 25.15 lakh. The Prestige trims are priced at Rs 28.95 lakh and Rs 29.95 lakh, respectively, for the seven and nine-seater versions. This top-spec Limousine variant that we drove, retails at Rs 33.95 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom India).


    CAR NAMEKia Carnival
    VariantLimousine 7 Seater
    InstallationFWD, transverse
    Displacement4 cyls, 2199cc
    Power197bhp at 3800rpm
    Torque440Nm at 1750rpm
    Power to weight87.95bhp per tonne
    Torque to weight196.43Nm per tonne
    Gearbox8-speed Torque Converter Automatic
    Kerb weight (measured)2240kg
    Tyres235 / 60 R18
    SpareSpace Saver
    TypeRack and pinion
    Type of assistElectric
    Turning circle11.6 metres

    Test Data

    CAR NAMEKia Carnival
    VariantLimousine 7 Seater
    20-80kmph in 3rd gear (kickdown)6.01s
    40-100kmph in 4th gear (kickdown)8.02s
    100-0kmph2.90s, 41.06m
    80-0kmph2.19s, 24.63m
    Tank size60 litres
    Shoulder room1520mm
    Backrest height640mm
    Seat base length510mm
    Ideal legroom880mm
    Shoulder room1500mm
    Seat base length490mm
    Backrest height650mm
    Third Row
    Legroom (Max/Min)910/600
    Shoulder Room1490/1280
    Seat base length410
    Backrest height540
    Boot540 litres
    Loading lip height660mm

    Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR Specifications & Features

    • Specifications
    • Features
    • Specifications
    • Features


        • Engine & Transmission

          • Acceleration (0-100 kmph)
            12.32 seconds

            Time the car takes to reach 100kmph from a standstill

          • Engine
            2199 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

            Timely services will keep a motor efficient and in top shape.

          • Engine Type
            2.2L CRDi

            The official title given by the manufacturer in terms of the name of the engine, the displacement and the number of cylinders.

            A bigger displacement and more than four-cylinders generally indicate a performance-oriented engine.

          • Fuel Type

            All cars in India either run on petrol, diesel, CNG, LPG or electric power.

          • Max Power (bhp@rpm)
            197 bhp @ 3800 rpm

            Gives a good idea of the performance of the vehicle under full thrust. A higher figure here usually means a higher top speed as well.

            Higher the power, the peppier the engine but it can also affect fuel economy.

          • Max Torque (Nm@rpm)
            440 Nm @ 1750 rpm

            Relates to in-gear acceleration. A higher figure here means better roll-on acceleration, fewer gear shifts, and possibly better fuel efficiency.

            The more torque at low RPM range makes the engine feel more responsive. It also allows the engine to run smoothly without too many gear changes.

          • Mileage (ARAI)
            13.9 kmpl

            This is the maximum fuel efficiency that an engine gives. All numbers are provided by the manufacturer based on tests conducted and specified by the standards of the ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India)

            Such fuel efficiency attained while driving in special conditions makes it unlikely to get it in real-world conditions

          • Driving Range
            834 Km

            Approximate maximum number of kilometers which can be traveled on a full tank of fuel or fully charged battery

          • Drivetrain

            Cars come with different drivetrain configurations depending on the segment.

            Front-wheel drive (FWD) is most common in mainstream cars while expensive cars or SUVs come with rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD).

          • Transmission
            Automatic (TC) - 8 Gears, Manual Override

            Type of transmission used to transfer power from the engine to the wheels

            A manually operated transmission is the most popular type, thanks to its simplicity and low cost. Varied types of automatic transmissions are also available.

          • Emission Standard
            BS 6

            Set by the Indian Government, this governs the amount of air pollutants released by cars to make the atmosphere safer for humans.

          • Turbocharger / Supercharger

            Manufacturers today offer turbochargers to boost engine power without affecting its fuel economy. Superchargers are found in more expensive cars but on the downside, they are not very efficient.

            Turbochargers are more effective but require plenty of heat management. Superchargers, meanwhile, offer linear bump in power but they are comparatively more complex.

        • Dimensions & Weight

          • Length
            5115 mm

            The length of the car decides its segment. In India, cars that are less than 4 metres in length enjoy reduced excise duties.

            • Length: 5115

            Longer length results in more cabin space. It also adds to straight line stability.

          • Width
            1985 mm

            A car's width is defined as its widest point without its mirrors.

            • Width: 1985

            Although more width gives you more lateral space inside the cabin, it makes the car more difficult to park in narrow spots.

          • Height
            1755 mm

            The height of the car denotes the highest point of the vehicle from the ground.

            • Height: 1755

            Taller the car, the more headroom there is on offer inside the cabin. However, a tall boy stance also affect the car’s centre of gravity which can cause more body roll.

          • Wheelbase
            3060 mm

            The space between the center of the front and rear wheels.

            • Wheelbase: 3060

            The longer the wheelbase, the more space there is inside the cabin.

          • Ground Clearance
            180 mm

            It’s the space between the lowest point of the car and the ground.

            Ground Clearance
            • Ground Clearance: 180

            If the car has a good amount of clearance, it’s easier for it to clear big speed breakers and overall, deal with bad roads.

        • Capacity

          • Doors
            5 Doors

            The number of doors define the category of car. For example – four door means sedan, two-door means coupe while five-doors usually refer to a hatchback, MPV or an SUV.

            • Doors: 5
          • Seating Capacity
            7 Person

            The number of people that can be seated comfortably in the car, which has also been mandated by the car manufacturer.

            Seating Capacity
            • Seating Capacity: 7
          • No of Rows
            3 Rows

            Smaller cars usually have two rows which can seat five, but some SUVs and MPVs have three rows and can seat around 7-8 passengers.

          • Bootspace
            540 litres

            Boot space defines how practical the car is with respect to how much luggage it can carry.

            • Bootspace: 540

            A boot with a large and wide opening is ideal for loading heavy items. Additionally, a lower loading height also makes it easy to put in luggage.

          • Fuel Tank Capacity
            60 litres

            The official volume of the fuel tank of a car, usually denoted in litres.

            If a car has a large fuel tank, it can cover long distances without refuelling.

        • Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

          • Front Suspension
            Macpherson Strut with coil spring

            Almost all cars in India use an independent front suspension which is usually the MacPherson Strut type.

          • Rear Suspension
            Multi Link

            The rear suspension can either be non-independent or independent.

            Most of the budget cars have non-independent suspension while the more expensive ones get independent rear suspension which offers better bump absorption.

          • Front Brake Type

            Most of the vehicles sold in India get ventilated or non-ventilated disc brakes upfront.

            - The ventilated discs are more popular thanks to them providing better stopping power and it also works well in hot conditions.

          • Rear Brake Type

            In affordable cars, drums brakes are fitted at the rear as they are cost effective.

            Disc setup at the rear is now getting more popular as cars are getting faster in the real world.

          • Minimum Turning Radius
            5.8 metres

            The official kerb-to-kerb minimum radius a car takes to complete a 180-degree turn.

            Shorter the turning radius, the lesser space you need to make a tight turn or to take a U-turn.

          • Steering Type
            Power assisted (Electric)

            Almost all steering systems in cars today have an assist to help park them better at low speeds - these can be hydraulic, electro-hydraulic or electric.

          • Wheels
            Alloy Wheels

            The wheels used on cars are either steel rims with plastic wheel cover hub or alloy wheels on higher spec models or expensive cars.

            Razor cut, or diamond cut alloy wheel design are not getting more popular. Manufacturers usually offer these in top-end trim of their car models.

          • Spare Wheel
            Space Saver

            Important in a country with varying quality of roads, spare wheels ensure one doesn’t get stranded when one of the main tyres gets damaged.

            Select premium car models feature space savers (smaller than the stock wheels) to save on boot space.

          • Front Tyres
            235 / 60 R18

            The profile/dimension of rubber tyre that fits on the front wheels.

          • Rear Tyres
            235 / 60 R18

            The profile/dimension of rubber tyre that fits on the rear wheels.


        • Safety

          • Overspeed Warning
            1 beep over 80kmph, Continuous beeps over 120kmph

            Mandatory safety system for cars sold in India, a single beep is emitted after 80kmph and continuous ones after 120kmph

          • Emergency Brake Light Flashing

            The brake lights flash in a quick intermittent fashion to indicate to the following vehicles to slow down quicker than usual

          • Puncture Repair Kit

            These enable users to repair a puncture effortlessly, saving the time/effort involved in replacing it with the spare wheel

            Avoid driving on a flat/deflated wheel too long as it can cause expensive repairs

          • High-beam Assist

            This feature spots oncoming vehicles at night to shift the headlight between high and low beam

          • NCAP Rating
            5 Star (ANCAP)

            The official crash test safety rating given to a car by one of the many testing agencies around the world

          • Blind Spot Detection

            Blind Spot Detection systems use sensors to detect and alert the driver of any sudden movements in his/her blind spot

          • Airbags
            6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)
          • Rear Middle Three Point seatbelt

            Safer three-point seatbelts for passengers seated in the middle of the second row of seats.

            Budget cars are usually fitted with more economical lap belts for the middle-occupant.

          • Rear Middle Head Rest

            A headrest for the middle occupant of the second-row of seats.

            Budget cars are usually not offered with headrests for the middle occupant of the second-row to save on costs. Headrests are instrumental in reducing whiplash injuries in case of an accident

          • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

            A digital gauge that provides the live status of the air pressure in every tyre of a car.

            For accurate readings, ensure that the sensors on the rim are not tampered with during any wheel/tyre repairs

          • Child Seat Anchor Points

            Anchor points or strap systems built into car seats to keep child seats in place, especially during a crash

            ISOFIX is an international standard for child seat anchor points, but not all car manufacturers follow this standard

          • Seat Belt Warning

            Mandatory fitment in cars sold in India, emits loud beeps when it detects that occupants are not wearing their seatbelts.

            Seat belt warning is mandatory for front-seat occupants, but it is recommended that all occupants wear seat belts.

        • Braking & Traction

          • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

            An electronic system that prevents the tyres from locking and skidding in emergency braking situations by pulsing the brakes (quickly releasing and reapplying the brakes)

            ABS is a great accident prevention technology, allowing drivers to steer while braking hard

          • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

            An electronic system that redirects braking forces among the four brakes to stop the car as quickly and stably as possible

          • Brake Assist (BA)

            A system that increases brake pressure to help the car stop quicker

            Even when emergency braking, it is observed that drivers don’t apply maximum brake pressure through the pedal, the BA system provides additional pressure to help stop the car quicker

          • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

            System designed to improve car stability and control, especially when the car is accelerating.

            ESP or ESC cannot increase traction but rather improve control or help regain control in slippery conditions.

          • Four-Wheel-Drive

            A system that sends the car's power to all the four wheels at the same time

          • Hill Hold Control

            A feature that prevents the car from rolling backwards when stopped on a slope

          • Traction Control System (TC/TCS)

            This system cuts power to those wheels that are spinning without grip/traction

            Given the option, keep traction control on all the time.

          • Ride Height Adjustment

            A feature that allows the user to alter the ride height of the car

            Be it driving over tall obstacles or unloading heavy baggage from the boot; a helpful feature indeed

          • Hill Descent Control

            A feature that limits the car's speed without any driver input while traversing down descents

        • Locks & Security

          • Engine Immobiliser

            A security device that prevents the engine from being started unless the key is present

          • Central Locking

            This feature let's one unlock all the doors remotely or with a key

          • Speed Sensing Door Lock

            This feature automatically locks the car's doors when it reaches a preset speed

            A convenient feature for those who can't remember to lock the doors

          • Child Safety Lock

            Such locks are built into the rear doors to prevent rear seat occupants from opening the doors

        • Comfort & Convenience

          • Electronic Parking Brake
          • Air Conditioner
            Yes (Automatic Three Zone)

            The different types of air-conditioning systems used to cool the cabin

            Maintaining the lowest temperature and first blower speed offers the best results.

          • Front AC
            Two Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
          • Rear AC
            Separate Zone, Vents on Roof , Common Fan Speed Control
          • Third Row AC Zone
            Vents on Roof
          • Heater

            This feature allows warm air to pass through the air-con vents for heating the cabin

          • Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors
            Driver & Co-Driver

            Compact mirrors fitted to the inside of the sunvisor

          • Cabin Boot Access

            The option of being able to access the boot space while sitting inside the car

          • Anti-glare Mirrors
            Electronic - Internal Only

            These mirrors negate the glare from headlight beams of cars behind you

            Since a large chunk of people love driving around in their high beam, these mirrors come in handy

          • Parking Assist
            Reverse Camera

            A feature that aids drivers park with ease and greater precision using sensors/cameras

            It comes as a boon for drivers who are not used to parking in tight spots

          • Parking Sensors
            Front & Rear

            Sensors that are usually located on the bumpers of a car to assist/alert the driver while parking

            It takes the stress out of manoeuvring in confined spaces

          • Cruise Control

            A system that automatically controls the speed of the car

          • Headlight and Ignition On Reminder

            An alert that warns one from leaving the car with the headlight and ignition switched on

          • Keyless Start/ Button Start

            When fitted, this system allows the car to be switched on without removing the key from the driver’s pocket or vicinity.

            Keyless entry and start/stop (KESS) systems in some cars also include operation via a smartphone.

          • Steering Adjustment
            Tilt & Telescopic

            A function where the steering wheel moves up/down, in/out as per the driver's requirement

            When both rake and reach adjustments are incorporated, it makes for a tailormade driving position

          • 12V Power Outlets

            This socket provides current to a cigarette lighter style 12 volt plug

            It helps charge smartphones, tablets, laptops, rechargeable batteries and other USB chargers. It also powers a compressor that inflates tyres and the humble cigarette lighter!

        • Telematics

          • Find My Car

            An app based feature that allows one to find where their car is located/parked

          • Check Vehicle Status via App

            The requisite app will provide information regarding various functions such as speed and fuel alerts

          • Geo-fence

            A service that triggers actions like notifications and security alerts when a car enters/leaves a set location

          • Emergency Call

            A call that's made automatically by the car to the local emergency services in the event of a crash

          • Over The Air (OTA) Updates

            Similar to how smartphones receive updates, a vehicle too (if equipped with connected car features) receives updates over the air via a cellular or WiFi connection

            Timely installation of updates keeps the system up-to-date

          • Remote AC: On / Off via App

            The smartphone app turns on the car's AC to attain the required cabin temperature even before one boards it

            More so comes in handy when cabin temperatures are extreme before you board the vehicle

          • Remote Car Lock/Unlock via App

            The smartphone app allows one to remotely lock/unlock the car's doors from just about anywhere

            This function is helpful when the key fob isn't working properly

          • Car Light Flashing & Honking via App

            The smartphone app sounds the horn and flashes the headlights of your car so that you can locate it

        • Seats & Upholstery

          • Driver Seat Adjustment
            10 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
          • Front Passenger Seat Adjustment
            6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
          • Rear Row Seat Adjustment
            6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)

            Rear seat adjustments make for an enlarged luggage space when there's lots of baggage to haul.

          • Third Row Seat Adjustment
            2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)

            In addition to aiding passenger comfort, these also boost the practicality that arises from extended boot space

          • Seat Upholstery

            When it's time to replace, use a fabric that grips and are inherently cool to the touch

          • Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

            Leather not only grips your palms well, but it also offers a premium feel

          • Leather-wrapped Gear Knob
          • Driver Armrest

            The armrest located between the front passengers which helps comfort the driver's arm while driving

          • Rear Passenger Seat Type
            Captain Seats
          • Third Row Seat Type
            Captain Seats

            This row could either be a bench or a pair of jump/captain seats

            When the need arises, the last row can double up as space for luggage.

          • Ventilated Seats
            Driver only

            Cooled air from the AC system passes through the perforations on the seat to comfort the occupant

          • Ventilated Seat Type
          • Interiors
            Dual Tone

            Depicts if the cabin comes with a single or dual-tone colour scheme

          • Interior Colours
            Black and Beige

            The various color shades used within the cabin

          • Rear Armrest
          • Folding Rear Seat

            Some rear seats have the option to be be folded to offer more practicality

          • Split Rear Seat

            Sections of the rear seat are capable of being folded down separately

            This function bumps up practicality as the boot space increases when required.

          • Split Third Row Seat
            60:40 split

            Sections of the third-row seat are capable of being folded down separately

          • Front Seatback Pockets

            The pockets behind the front seats which help rear seat occupants store their stuff

          • Headrests
            Front & Rear

            The portion extending from or fixed to the seat that supports the head

        • Storage

          • Cup Holders
            Front & Rear
          • Driver Armrest Storage

            The storage space within the armrest that's located between the front passengers

          • Cooled Glovebox

            A feature where cool air from the air-conditioner is diverted to the glovebox

          • Sunglass Holder
          • Third Row Cup Holders
        • Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

          • ORVM Colour
            Body Coloured

            Mirrors that are placed on the car's exterior, around the door, to aid the driver see behind the vehicle

            Placing/sticking wide-angle mirrors on the ORVMs can enhance the rear view tremendously.

          • Scuff Plates

            This is fitted where the door meets the frame to protect it from scratches and dust

            Not using scuff plates may result in the door sill giving away prematurely.

          • Power Windows
            Front & Rear

            When the car's windows can be raised/lowered by pressing a button/switch

            In emergencies where the power window electronics have jammed, exit the vehicle by kicking out the windscreen

          • One Touch Down

            This feature allows a user to roll down the windows with a single press of a button

            This feature reduces the time your hand is away from the steering wheel

          • One Touch Up

            This feature allows a user to roll up the windows with a single press of a button

            This feature reduces the time your hand is away from the steering wheel

          • Adjustable ORVMs
            Electrically Adjustable & Retractable

            Different ways of adjusting the door mirror to suit the driver's requirement

            Tremendously aids driving judgement in a variety of tight situations.

          • Turn Indicators on ORVMs

            Turn indicators are fitted to the door mirrors for improved visibility

          • Rear Defogger

            A feature that removes condensed water droplets from the rear windscreen to improve visibility

            Turning air recirculation off helps gain faster results.

          • Rear Wiper

            Although a seemingly minuscule feature, it negates the hatchback's/SUV's inherent ability to retain dirt/water on the rear windscreen.

          • Exterior Door Handles
          • Rain-sensing Wipers

            When the system detects water droplets on the windshield, it activates the wipers to improve driver visibility

            This feature can be intrusive especially while you are negotiating a tricky bend at a higher speed

          • Interior Door Handles
          • Door Pockets
            Front & Rear
          • Side Window Blinds
            Rear - Manual

            These protective shields keep the sun's rays from affecting the occupants

            With restrictions on darker sun films, these blinds are a huge relief on sunny days.

          • Bootlid Opener
            Electric Opening and Closing

            The various methods of opening the boot lid

          • Rear Windshield Blind

            A manually/electrically operated, usually translucent, screen designed to reduce the sunlight filtering into the cabin through the rear windshield to improve rear-cabin comfort and privacy

        • Exterior

          • Sunroof / Moonroof
            Electrically Adjustable

            Ensure the sunroof is closed before exiting the vehicle to prevent dirt/rain from entering the cabin

          • Roof-mounted Antenna

            The compactness of the roof-mounted antenna prevents its damage in certain situations

          • Body-coloured Bumpers

            Having parking sensors will save your bumper paint if it brushes by obstacles

          • Chrome Finish Exhaust Pipe
          • Rub-strips

            A strip of rubber fitted to the sides of the car's doors or bumpers to prevent dents and dings

            Opt for quality strips because the cheaper ones tend to come off too soon/look shabby.

        • Lighting

          • Headlights
            LED Projector
          • Automatic Headlamps

            Such headlights automatically switch on and off when they sense bright or dark driving conditions

            Keeping them switched on at all times gives the user the best results

          • Follow Me Home Headlamps

            The headlamps remain lit for sometime when the car is locked/unlocked to aid user visibility in dark surroundings

          • Cornering Headlights

            These lights turn left and right based on steering inputs to illuminate the sides of the car

          • Taillights

            Inspect tail lamp bulbs at periodic intervals for optimum safety.

          • Daytime Running Lights

            Lights that automatically switch on during the day for increased visibility

          • Fog Lights
            LED on front, Halogen on rear

            A type of lamp that improves driver visibility while driving through fog

            The yellow/amber fog lights are preferable as they are warm to the eyes and do not reflect from the fog.

          • Ambient Interior Lighting

            Additional lighting apart from the roof-mounted courtesy/map lamps. These are added for a sense of style and luxury rather than utility.

          • Puddle Lamps

            Incorporated into the bottom section of a car's door mirrors, they light up the ground underneath the front door when the door is unlocked

          • Cabin Lamps
            Front and Rear
          • Light on Vanity Mirrors

            A lamp that's located around the vanity mirror behind the sun visor

          • Rear Reading Lamp
          • Glovebox Lamp
          • Headlight Height Adjuster

            Allows adjustment to the height of the headlight beams via a switch on the dashboard

        • Instrumentation

          • Instantaneous Consumption

            It indicates how much fuel is being used that very instant your car is moving

          • Instrument Cluster
            Analogue - Digital

            A screen situated mostly behind the steering wheel displaying information and warning lights regarding the car's various vitals

          • Trip Meter
            Electronic 2 Trips
          • Average Fuel Consumption

            The amount of fuel consumed by the engine (kmpl) is displayed on the instrument cluster in real time

            A glance will help you maintain better fuel efficiency and save money

          • Average Speed

            The total distance traveled divided by the time taken to cover that distance

            The higher the average speed, the quicker you were on that journey/trip

          • Distance to Empty

            The approximate distance a car will run with the amount of fuel remaining in the tank

          • Clock
          • Low Fuel Level Warning

            This alert should be taken as a final warning to head straight to the fuel pump

          • Door Ajar Warning

            A warning light that pops up on the instrument cluster when the doors are not shut properly

          • Adjustable Cluster Brightness

            The brightness of the instrument cluster can be adjusted via controls

            It comes in handy to improve instrumentation visibility between day and night by toggling brightness.

          • Gear Indicator

            It notifies the driver about which gear the car is being driven in and can also suggest down- or upshifting to improve efficiency

          • Shift Indicator

            Notifies the driver about the optimum instances to shift gears

            It comes in handy to derive the best fuel efficiency and engine component longevity

          • Heads Up Display (HUD)

            This function allows specific data like 'speed' to reflect/project on the windscreen in the driver's line-of-sight

          • Tachometer

            An instrument that measures engine speed in revolutions-per-minute (rpm)

            Ideally, the tachometer helps a driver know when to shift gears in a manual gearbox.

        • Entertainment, Information & Communication

          • Smart Connectivity
            Android Auto (Yes), Apple Car Play (Yes)

            The ability to connect to the internet and communicate with smart devices to perform various functions

          • Display
            Touch-screen Display

            A touchscreen or display that acts as a user's interface to the various functions of the car

          • Touchscreen Size
            8 inch
          • Display Screen for Rear Passengers

            A touchscreen or display that acts as a user's interface to the various functions of the car

          • Integrated (in-dash) Music System

            The music player that comes factory fitted

          • Speakers

            Number of speaker units as part of a car’s surround-sound system

          • Steering-mounted controls

            The widely-used controls are placed on the steering wheel to ease driver usage

          • Voice Command

            When the car's system responds to the occupant's voice to perform certain features

          • GPS Navigation System

            A system that uses satellite signals to help the driver with directions to reach a destination

          • Bluetooth Compatibility
            Phone & Audio Streaming

            Allows devices with bluetooth functionality connect wirelessly to the car's infotainment system

            Using Bluetooth functionality offers a cable-free experience

          • AUX Compatibility

            The car's music player can play tracks off a portable device via an aux cable

            Bluetooth can make AUX cables look ancient, but unlike the former, there's hardly any loss in sound quality

          • AM/FM Radio

            Is the music system's capability of playing broadcasted radio channels

            If radio signals are weak, one can stream music

          • USB Compatibility

            When tracks can be played from a USB/pen drive

          • Wireless Charger

            These pads can charge equipped smartphones without using a cable

            Given the option, opt for fast wireless charging.

          • Head Unit Size
            Not Available

            The size of the music system fitted to a car. Traditionally 1-DIN or 2-DIN, are being replaced by touchscreen units of varying sizes.

          • iPod Compatibility
          • DVD Playback

            The capability of the infotainment system to play DVDs

        • Manufacturer Warranty

          • Battery Warranty (In Years)

            The number of years the EV battery is covered under the manufacturer's warranty

            More the years, the better

          • Battery Warranty (In Kilometres)

            The number of kilometres the EV battery is covered under the manufacturer's warranty

            More the kilometres, the better

          • Warranty (In Years)

            The automaker can void the vehicle's warranty if the owner has fitted aftermarket components.

          • Warranty (In Kilometres)

            The automaker can void the vehicle's warranty if the owner has fitted aftermarket components.

        • Rear row

          • Seat Base: Sliding

            In these instances, the seat is not fixed and can slide back and forth

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        Kia Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR Reviews

        • 4.7/5

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        • Luxury and Spacious car
          I bought limousine plus, buying experience was good.. Initially had doubts on driving such a big car but after driving few km then I had no fears.. Such an easy drive, but should be careful during turns in parking otherwise ok.. Ground clearance is good.. Break felt not very responsive but should be ok after getting used to it. No need to tell about space and luxury, such a spacious one.
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          I had an amazing experience using KIA carnival. The comfort was wonderful and amazing. The best thing i loved are its endless features that you will not find in any other MUV and the feature of one touch door opening that will give you a next level of feeling of buying this MUV. The exterior design are wonderful and the interior features and dashboard design is excellent and loved by me. I loved using this car and it can be the best choice for you as it is a family MUV .The fuel efficiency is excellent that will give you about 23-28km/l.
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          It was a Great experience to drive this car. It has an amazing comfort on the first row seats. With Great legroom. I just love the car while driving. I would definitely buy this car..
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        Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR FAQs

        Q: What is the price of Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR?
        Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR price is ‎Rs. 35.48 Lakh.

        Q: How is the performance of Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR?
        Limousine Plus 7 STR is powered by a 2199 cc Diesel engine mated to a 8 Gears, Manual Override speed Automatic (TC) gearbox which generates 197 bhp of power & 440 Nm of torque.

        Q: What is the mileage of Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR?
        The Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR mileage is 13.9 kmpl.

        Q: What is the standard tyre size and ground clearance for the Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR?
        The standard tyre size for the Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR is 235 / 60 R18, and the ground clearance is 180 mm.

        Q: What is the fuel tank capacity of Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR?
        The fuel tank capacity of Carnival [2020-2023] Limousine Plus 7 STR is 60 litres.

        Q: How much bootspace does Carnival [2020-2023] offer?
        Kia Carnival [2020-2023] boot space is 540 litres.

        Q: What is the Carnival [2020-2023] safety rating for Limousine Plus 7 STR?
        Kia Carnival [2020-2023] safety rating for Limousine Plus 7 STR is 5 Star (ANCAP).