Kia Motors India is planning to launch the Kia Carnival in India at an attractive price that could be around ₹30 lakhs onwards. However, the MPV will be offered in three seating configurations including a 6, 7, and the 8-seater variants. We are eagerly expecting to see a full-embodied version of the MPV at the 2020 Auto Expo.
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The Kia Carnival is already available on international platforms as Sedona. Internationally, it is being offered in the 7, 8, and 11-seater arrangements.
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The India-bound MPV will come with a BSVI-compliant 2.2L 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine capable of pushing the power to 202hp and torque of 441Nm. The engine mates with a 6-speed auto transmission system. It is uncertain whether Kia will introduce the manual variant.
The dimensions on the Kia Carnival will be 5115mm x 1985mm x 1740mm (LxWxH) with a 3060mm wheelbase. Thus making it longer than the Toyota Innova Crysta by almost 135mm.
Kia is also aiming to establish itself as a premium brand for the Indian audience. with not looking to push the numbers in India Kia could be planning to target the high net-worth clientele.
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Kia will assemble the Carnival be at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The six and seven-seater variants will compete with the Toyota Innova Crysta, and the premium 6-seater version will sway away customers from Mercedes-Benz V-Class and Toyota Vellfire.