The Kia Carnival is the company’s flagship product in India – it received a new gen variant last year
Kia has introduced a special benefits package that has effectively slashed the prices of the Carnival to Rs 21.20 lakh (ex-showroom). New buyers of luxury MPVs are being given a special satisfaction benefit of up to Rs.3.75 lakh. Prior to this development, the starting price of the Carnival was pegged at Rs 24.95 lakh (ex-showroom).
The premium MPV, as it is already known, offers the Carnival in three trims- Premium, Prestige and Limousine, which can be availed in three seating layouts including seven-, eight- and nine-seater options. There has been no change in the specs and features of the car at any level.
Thanks to this new discount, the Kia Carnival Premium AT variant is now cheaper than the Toyota Innova VX MT. Both the MPVs are powered by a diesel engine, but the Carnival has a more powerful offering with an automatic transmission. Below is a detailed look at the specs offered by the two MPVs.
Features and Engine Specs
In terms of features, it offers creature comforts like 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 10.1-inch touchscreen display for mid-row occupants. Three-zone climate control, three-zone climate control, UVO connected car technology and more. Safety features on offer include multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control (ESC), hill assist and cornering brake control.
The Carnival is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that puts out 197 bhp and 440 Nm of peak torque. This unit is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard. Internationally, the MPV also gets a 3.3-litre V6 petrol engine as an option. Kia will soon introduce a new generation Carnival in India early next year. The 2022 Carnival will come with a new design as well as new engine options.
satisfaction guarantee scheme
Kia recently introduced a unique ‘Satisfaction Guarantee Scheme’, under this program, customers can get a refund of up to 95 per cent of the total cost within the first 30 days of purchase, if the buyer is not satisfied with the vehicle. The scheme is the first of its kind to be offered on any new vehicle by an automaker in India. This offer is applicable for sale across all variants of Carnival.
However, this offer also comes with several criteria. For starters, from the date of purchase, the MPV should not have run more than 15,000 km on its odometer. The car should also be free from any ‘damage, mechanical or electrical defect and pending claims’.
Further, the terms state that it is mandatory for the Carnival owner to provide a consent form related to the transfer of the vehicle which should include all the documents and charges in the name of the owner. The Kia Carnival is offered as a fully imported car under the Completely Built-up Unit (CBU) route. It is positioned between Toyota Innova Crysta and Toyota Vellfire.