The 2021 Kia Carnival will be offered in four trim levels of Premium, Prestige, Limousine and Limousine Plus
Kia India has launched the 2021 Carnival MPV with feature updates, new trim levels and a new logo. Though launched in 2021, it remains the older generation Carnival and not the new generation Carnival which was launched in the international markets last year. It is unclear whether Kia has plans to launch the new generation Carnival in India.
For India, the 2021 Kia Carnival is being offered in four variants – Premium, Prestige, Limousine and Limousine Plus. It is priced between Rs 24,95,000 for the premium 7 seater variant and Rs 25,15,000 for the premium 8 seater. The Prestige 7 and 9 seater variants are priced at Rs 29,49,000 and Rs 29,95,000 respectively. All prices are ex-sh.
The price of Kia Carnival Limousine 7 Seater and Limousine Plus 7 Seater is Rs 31,99,000 and Rs 33,99,000 respectively. Bookings are open across all 300+ dealerships of the company while buyers can also visit the company portal and make bookings.
New Kia Carnival Limousine Variants
The all new limousine variant of the refreshed Kia Carnival comes with better features as compared to the premium and Prestige variants. It gets VIP premium leatherette seat with second row leg support, 20.32 cm (8 in) AVNT with OTA map update and UVO support with ECM mirrors.
Rear passengers receive infotainment via a 10.1-inch rear seat entertainment system. The Smart Pure Air Purifier along with virus protection is also being introduced in the top end variant of the Carnival which promises to clean the air and kill bacteria and viruses. Safety features include multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), hill assist and cornering brake control.
Additional features on the Kia Carnival Limousine Plus include a Harmon Kardon premium 8 speaker sound system, 10-way power adjustable driver seat, ventilated driver seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob. It also sports premium wood accents with a 25.65 cm (10.1 in) dual rear seat entertainment system.
18-inch crystal cut alloy wheels are provided on all variants of the Carnival, while premium leatherette VIP seating with diamond shaped quilting is on offer only on Prestige, Limousine and Limousine+ variants. All variants are powered by the same engine – a 2.2-litre diesel unit making 200hp power and 440Nm of torque mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Kia India Sales
Kia Motor India registered sales of 16,750 units in August 2021, registering a year-on-year growth of 55 percent. Sales last month included 8,619 units of Seltos, 7,752 units of Sonet and 379 units of Carnival.
The company now plans to ramp up its operations in India as well as increase production capacity by 40 per cent. New models to be launched in India include an MPV, which will take on the Maruti Ertiga/XL6 early next year. Since coming back to India in August 2019, Kia Motor has sold over 3 lakh cars in India and is targeting 4 lakh sales by January 2022.