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    Kia Carnival

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    Rs. 40.00 - 45.00 LakhEstimated Price
    Sep 2024 (Tentative)Expected Launch
    CarWale Confidence : Low

    User Expectations for Kia Carnival

    88%

    are interested in this car

    54%

    think price is reasonable

    84%

    like the design of this car


    Based on 762 Responses

    Kia Carnival Car Specifications

    Fuel TypeDiesel
    Engine2199 cc
    Power and Torque197 bhp & 440 Nm
    DriveTrainFWD
    Acceleration12.32 seconds

    Kia Carnival Summary

    Price

    The Kia Carnival prices are expected to range between Rs. 40.00 Lakh - Rs. 45.00 Lakh, depending on the variant selected.

    When will the Kia Carnival be launched?

    The new-gen Kia Carnival will be launched in India in mid-2024.

    What variants will the Kia Carnival get?

    Kia India has not revealed the variants of the Carnival MPV yet.

    What features will be available in the Kia Carnival?

    Exterior:

    The updated Carnival will get new design elements such as a revised front fascia, tweaked tiger-nose patterned grille, LED headlamps with extended LED DRLs, redesigned front and rear bumpers, LED taillight with connected light bar, and new alloy wheels.

    Interior:

    Inside the cabin, the Carnival will come equipped with a twin display setup with two 12.3-inch screens each for the infotainment and instrument panels, heads-up display, OTA updates, Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA2) along with the ADAS suite, and eight airbags. Also on offer will be features such as an air purifier, wireless charger, ambient lighting, driver’s Ergo Motion seat, digital IRVM, multi-zone climate control, and a rear entertainment package with a 14.6-inch HD screen.

    What will be the engine, performance, and specifications of the Kia Carnival?

    Mechanically, there will be no changes under the hood of the updated Carnival. It will continue to source its power from a 2.2-litre diesel engine that is tuned to produce 197bhp and 440Nm of torque. This motor solely comes paired with an eight-speed torque converter automatic unit.

    Is the Kia Carnival a safe car?

    Kia has not tested the new Carnival for any safety ratings yet.

    What will be the rivals to the Kia Carnival?

    The Kia Carnival will compete against the Toyota Innova Hycross, Toyota Innova Crysta, Jeep Meridian, Toyota Fortuner, MG Gloster, and the Skoda Kodiaq in the segment.

    Last updated on: 14th February, 2024.

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    Carnival Variant Details

    Following details are tentative.

    VariantsSpecifications
    UPCOMING
    2199 cc, Diesel, Automatic (TC), 13.9 kmpl, 197 bhp
    UPCOMING
    2199 cc, Diesel, Automatic (TC), 13.9 kmpl, 197 bhp

    How is the Kia Carnival car?

    • Pros

      • Absorbent ride quality. 
      • Modern design stance. 
      • Performance from the motor. 
    • Cons

      • Dimensions hamper city driving. 
      • Steering response.  

    Kia Carnival 2024 Verdict

    For those who didn't like the previous car's looks, this iteration certainly has a lasting SUV tinge about it. Everything else is par for the course.

    Kia Carnival Car Review

    Let's take a closer look at the all-new Kia Carnival a.k.a KA4

    What is it?

    Right Front Three Quarter

    Kia India had two highlights at the Auto Expo 2023. On one corner was the EV9 Concept making its presence felt with its humongous dimensions and futuristic styling. Joining it on the stage was the next-gen Carnival, which officially made its first appearance on Indian soil. However, Kia is calling it KA4, which incidentally is the codename for the fourth generation of this MPV. In fact, it was nowhere mentioned as ‘Carnival’. With this Auto Expo showcase, the Korean carmaker is gauging the response for the full-size MPV before they decide to launch the replacement of the current-gen Carnival in the country. 

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    The new-gen KA4 (Carnival) was globally introduced in June 2020. It has grown in dimensions, compared to the one on sale in India, and adopts a more SUV-ish styling which is more modern and in line with Kia’s global design language. It measures 5,155x1,995x1,775mm and has a wheelbase of 3,090 mm. Compared to the current Carnival, the length has grown by 40mm while the wheelbase is up by 30mm.

    How is it on the inside?

    Dashboard

    All the familiar elements you see in the Kia models that we have in the country were first seen in the Carnival.  So, you have a floating panel on the dashboard which integrates a touchscreen with an all-digital instrument cluster. Even the buttons on the centre console along with the gear lever are majorly the same as you see on the Seltos. Similarly, the buttons on the steering and the stalks behind it carry a much identical styling but are made to exude a more premium feel. 

    Like the current one, the new-gen Carnival also retains the electronically-controlled sliding rear doors and its clever yet confined seating configuration. There’s a seven-, eight-, nine- and 11-seater setup for the new KA4 in either three or four rows. What Kia calls ‘slide-flex’ is a clever way of managing the different seating configurations. This includes a sliding second-row centre seat which, when in the forward-most position, allows the front passenger access to the baby or child riding in the second row. This seat can also convert into a functional table.

    What kind of features will it get?

    With the new generation, the Carnival offers loads of features which are not only modern but also practical. The useable features which benefit the MPV nature of the KA4 include rear occupants alert, safe exit assist, rear passenger camera with zoom, passenger intercom, rear screen entertainment, and all the new-age UVO-connected car tech. There’s also ADAS tech which is offered in the international spec KA4 and we expect it to be offered in India as well. 

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    The eight-inch screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard. The list of features also includes an all-digital driver’s display, 12-speaker Bose sound system, a centre-placed sunroof, electronic handbrake, heated and ventilated seats, electronic tailgate and powered rear sliding door, heated steering, and loads of USB and power sockets all around the cabin.

    What is it powered by?

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    Internationally, the new-gen Carnival is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 making close to 290bhp and 350Nm sent to the front wheels only and channelled through an eight-speed torque converter automatic. The KA4 also has a towing capacity of up to 1.5 tonnes. But here in India, we expect the current-gen Carnival’s diesel powertrain to be offered in the new KA4, if and when it’s launched in India. 

    The powertrain in question is the BS6-compliant 2.2-litre four-cylinder oil burner. It produces 197bhp at 3,800rpm and 440Nm of twisting force which is accessible between 1,750-2,750rpm. The FWD layout with the eight-speed automatic gearbox is the same as the international spec. The Carnival that is currently on sale in the country has proven to be robust, usable, and punchy as well.

    What about its price, competition, and launch?

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    The current-gen Carnival has been around in the country for about three years now. That said, the KA4 showcased at the Auto Expo 2023 isn’t gearing up for an imminent launch yet. As mentioned above, Kia is still contemplating launching the KA4 in India and the response it garnered at the expo stage will decide when and at what price the new KA4 will be launched in India. As for the competition, the Carnival – in its newest avatar – will take over where the current one will leave. 

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    So, it is expected to carry a price tag between Rs 35-40 lakh, where it will offer the D+ segment SUV buyers a choice of a practical people mover. There are some entry-level SUVs from the premium carmaker which don’t look half as SUV-ish as the new KA4, so we could see some buyers favouring this sliding-rear-door MPV over them as well. And as usual, being feature-loaded, with immense street presence, the next-gen Carnival KA4 will double-tick all the boxes that the current Carnival has already marked. 

    Pictures by Kapil Angane and Kaustubh Gandhi

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    Engine (cc)
    2199 1996 1984 1998 2487 2755 1995 to 1998 1332 to 1950 2694 to 2755 1956
    Fuel Type
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    Transmission
    AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticManual & AutomaticManual & Automatic
    Seating Capacity
    7 & 9
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    Body Type
    MUV
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    Kia Carnival Colours

    Kia Carnival is available/sold in the following colours in India.

    Black
    Steel Silver
    white Pearl

    Kia Carnival Detailed User Expectations

    • "Revolution on Wheels: Unveiling the Future of Automotive Innovation"
      1 day ago
      Roopesh R Zveri
      Value for Money: Anticipating a competitive price point relative to its segment, balancing high-quality features with affordability. Expectations include robust build quality, low maintenance costs, and fuel efficiency to maximize long-term value.
      About the Respondent
      Interested in CarYes
      Expected PriceReasonable
      Like the LooksYes
    • 7 persons and 7 bags ...wow
      17 days ago
      Rajsh Rayu Chodankar
      Waiting for this car to be launched. Looking for a premium car with ample of luggage space and seating capacity for 7 person. This is the perfect car for my needs. Hope it gets launched soon.
      About the Respondent
      Interested in CarYes
      Expected PriceReasonable
      Like the LooksYes
    • Eagerly waiting
      19 days ago
      Yogesh
      Waiting for more than 1 year to be launched the car we test drived was around 4 yrs. back have tried many other cars eg Gloster scorpioN innova fortuner but none came closer only hiccup is its ground clearance and long wheel base which is a bit tricky to drive but for me driving sedan for a very long time almost more then 15 yrs. right now I am driving civic so not a problem for me
      About the Respondent
      Interested in CarYes
      Expected PriceReasonable
      Like the LooksYes
    • Nine is the Number
      30 days ago
      SHAZONG Shan Ghai
      A comfortable 9 seater family vehicle with adequate boot space for riding pleasure of two families. If possible a redoubtable off roader with masculine frame and 9 packs !! Waiting for July.
      About the Respondent
      Interested in CarMaybe
      Expected PriceHigh
      Like the LooksYes
    • I love kia carnival
      3 months ago
      Waseem
      Full size car value 4 money 32 lakh to 35 lakh 100% bet Fortuner xuv and Innova and hector India only kia carnival ka4 on Compton this car but price 30 to 35 lakh 110% choose this car.
      About the Respondent
      Interested in CarYes
      Expected PriceHigh
      Like the LooksYes

    Kia Carnival 2024 News

    Kia Carnival Mileage

    Kia Carnival mileage claimed by ARAI is 13.9 kmpl.

    Powertrain
    Diesel - Automatic (TC)

    (2199 cc)

    FAQs About Kia Carnival

    Q: What is the expected price of Kia Carnival?
    Kia Carnival price is expected to be in the range of Rs. 40.00 - 45.00 Lakh.

    Q: What is the expected launch date of Kia Carnival?
    Kia Carnival will be launching on Sep 2024.

    Q: What are the colours in which Kia Carnival will be available?
    Kia Carnival will be available in 3 colours: Black, Steel Silver and white Pearl. However, some of these colours are available in specific variants.

    Q: What are the expected key specifications of Kia Carnival?
    Kia Carnival will be a MUV available in Automatic (TC) transmission & Diesel fuel option.

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