Last year I had a chance to experience the brand new Kia Carnival. This vehicle is absolutely amazing in terms of comfort and space. I had a great experience with the Carnival last year. Carnival has some amazing features on offer with different seating capacities on offer.
ENGINES- It is powered by a 2.2L diesel engine which produces 200 BHP and 440 Nm of torque mated to a 8-speed automatic gearbox. The engine is good in terms of performance and gives a decent amount of fuel economy of around 10 to 11 KMPL.
SPACE AND COMFORT- Kia carnival is extremely long with a length of 5115 mm with 3060 mm of wheelbase. The vehicles if offered with 3 seating category. You can get Kia carnival with 7-seater , 8-seater and 9-seater configuration. According to 7 and 8 seater version offers the most space in Carnival. The 9 seater is just too much but it is still there if you need it. In terms of comfort Carnival is absolutely amazing. It’s extremely comfortable. Carnival offers ton of space and according to me it’s a perfect vehicle for very long trips.
DRIVING EXPERIENCE- Kia Carnival is hard to drive as it is a very long vehicle. In city it’s a big pain in head to drive this vehicle but on highways it is absolutely smooth. The suspension is really good and engine also have enough power to pull this heavy vehicle. The steering is also good but it is on the heavier side on lower speeds. The only problem I faced during driving is driving on a bad patches. On a bad patches of the road you can feel a lot inside the cabin. Which means it is not soo great for off road/ bad road patches. FEATURES AND INTERIOR- Kia carnival offers a lot of features. Carnival gets Tri zone climate control system, dual electric sunroof, one touch power sliding doors, smart powered tailgate, smart air purifier, Harman Kardon 8 speaker sound system, Dual 10.1 inches rear seats entertainment screens, connected car tech, ventilated front seats, laptop charger with usb port, smart watch with UVO tech etc. It is loaded with features.
The interior looks nice. The quality of the interior is also good and offers a lot space. The dashboard is huge and it is loaded with tech.
SAFETY FEATURES- Kia Carnival does gets decent amount of safety features like 6-airbags, hill start assist control, front and rear parking sensors, ABS, EBD, front and rear disc brakes, electronic stability control, roll over mitigation, cornering brake control etc. I think it is the safest Kia product in India.
Price- The prices for Kia carnival starts from Rs-24.59L (EX-SHOWROOM) for premium trim and go all the way up to Rs-33.95L (EX-SHOWROOM) for limousine trim. The price is actually on the higher side. At this price point customer often choose Toyota Fortuner or Ford Endeavour.
IMAGE CREDI- AUTOCAR INDIA. FINAL VERDICT- At the end, Kia carnival is a great vehicle in terms of comfort, space and features. It offers a lot for the price but still its really expensive. As I told you, customers choose SUV’s over a MPV. That’s the main reason for the low sales of Kia Carnival. Let’s give it a AUTOGRAM07 score. We will Kia Carnival a solid 8/10. It’s a good vehicle and I recommend you this vehicle if you want a perfect family vehicle for longer journey’s.. I am attaching a link of our full walkaround video of Kia Carnival. KIA CARNIVAL ( CLICK ON kia carnival to watch the video).

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