With the launch of Seltos on August 22, 2019 in India, Kia Motors marked its debut in the country on a positive note. Kia Seltos has been one of the most successful launches of 2019 and has taken the compact SUV segment by storm. Now, Kia Motors is all set to launch its second model in India i.e. Kia Carnival MPV. According to a report of NDTV’s carandbike, Kia Motors India will launch the premium MPV at the 2020 Auto Expo. It is to be noted that the 2020 Auto Expo is tentatively scheduled to be held on February 5, 2020.
The 5115 mm-long Kia Carnival has a width and height of 1985 mm and 1755 mm, respectively. The wheelbase stands at 3060 mm while the ground clearance has been measured at 171 mm for the Carnival. The car weighs 2102 Kg. Visually, Kia Carnival comes with the tiger-nose grille at the front which is housed between wraparound headlamps and framed fog lamps on the sides. On the back, there is a small spoiler and wide. On the inside, it gets features such as touchscreen infotainment display, chrome detailing, and two sunroofs.
Kia Carnival draws power from a 2.2-litre diesel engine that churns out 197 bhp and 440 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to an 8-Speed automatic gearbox. The Carnival will be manufactured at the company's plant in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.
It is expected that Kia Carnival will be priced between Rs 24 lakh to Rs 30 lakh (ex-showroom). After the launch, Kia Carnival will compete against Toyota Innova Crysta in India.