New Kia Carnival Interior Revealed Ahead Of Expected India Launch In 2024
The facelifted fourth-gen Kia Carnival gets a clean cabin layout, with the highlight being the curved dual 12.3-inch screens
Kia showcased the fourth-gen Carnival at the Auto Expo 2023 in India.
Interior has a white and grey theme; to be sold in 7, 9- and 4-seat options in its home country.
It gets a heads-up display, a 14.6-inch rear entertainment display, dual sunroofs, and an air purifier.
Kia has equipped it with 8 airbags, a 360-degree camera, and a bunch of ADAS tech.
The Korea-spec Carnival will come with three engine options: 2 petrol and 1 diesel.
The carmaker is expected to bring the facelifted fourth-gen Carnival here in 2024 at a starting price of Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom).
Shortly after the exterior of the facelifted fourth-generation Kia Carnival was revealed, the Korean carmaker revealed more details about the luxury MPV, including its updated interior, features set and even powertrain details.
How Different Is It On The Inside?
Compared to the model that was sold in India, the new Carnival gets a far more modern cabin, finished in a white and grey theme. You can also notice Kia’s decision to give it a very minimalistic styling, as is the case with most new cars now-a-days. The new Carnival is available in 7-, 9- and 4-seater layouts in its home country.
The cabin’s highlight, though, has to be the dual curved displays (measuring 12.3 inches each), for the instrumentation and infotainment functions. Features on offer include a heads-up display, a massive 14.6-inch rear entertainment screen, and ambient lighting. It also comes with dual sunroofs, multi-zone climate control, powered front seats, and an air purifier.
The 4-seater High Limousine version of the new Kia Carnival further gets a 21.5-inch monitor in the back, starry sky mood lighting in the elevated roof, and a ‘Dynamic Body Care’ function for maximum rear seat comfort.
Gets A Beefier Safety Kit As Well
Kia has also upgraded the premium MPV’s safety kit, especially when compared to the now discontinued India-spec Carnival. It gets a 360-degree camera, 8 airbags, front and rear parking sensors, and a host of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
Available With Both Petrol And Diesel Powertrains
The facelifted fourth-gen Carnival is being provided with three engine options: a 2.2-litre diesel, a 3.5-litre V6 petrol and a 1.6-litre petrol-hybrid. While the exact outputs of the 2.2-litre diesel and 3.5-litre petrol units are yet to be disclosed, Kia says the new petrol-hybrid powertrain can produce a maximum of 245 PS (system) and 180 PS (engine), and claims an economy of 14 kmpl. It remains to be seen which powertrain options make it to the India-spec model expected next year.
The India-spec Carnival was equipped with a 200PS 2.2-litre diesel engine, mated to an 8-speed automatic, which powered the front wheels.
Expected Price And Rivals
We believe the new Kia Carnival could be priced from Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom). It won’t have any direct rivals in our market. That said, the new Carnival will be positioned as a premium alternative to the Toyota Innova Hycross in our market.
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