Check out this modified Kia Carnival that has been transformed into a home theatre for the road by none other than Dilip Chhabria
Kia Carnival is the second offering by Kia Motors for the Indian market, and is an extremely premium and luxurious MPV, especially the top-spec ‘Limousine’ trim. There, however, seems to be room for improvement, as demonstrated by Dilip Chabbria and his new custom car shop, DC2!
Kia Carnival modified by DC2
DC2 is Dilip Chabbria’s renewed design firm, after his original ‘DC Design’ ran into a little hot water last year. Now, the company has made a strong comeback with brilliant customisation ideas and mods. Recently, Madhuri Dixit also got her Toyota Innova MPV modified by DC2. Even mundane vans or MUVs like Tata Winger can be modified into a luxurious limousine by the popular Indian car customizer. Surely, Kia’s flagship car in India would have got similar or better treatment, right? Well, yes!
There are foldable footrests for added convenience
The images here show the cabin of the modified Kia Carnival is all its glory. There are plenty of things to be noticed here. Firstly, the last row has been removed, thus making this car a strictly four-seater. The front row (driver’s cabin in this case) has been isolated, and is so unimportant that it hasn’t been showcased in DC official pictures! The rear passenger cabin is where all the magic is present. The giant and comfy captain chairs offer foldable footrests, and there are foldable footrests in the wall ahead as well. Of course, the seats recline down completely, thus allowing the passengers to turn their comfy drives into leisure outings, by turning their seats into single beds. There are plenty of wood and chrome inserts throughout the cabin, adding to the premium feel.
DC2 offers three interior colour schemes- Beige, Brown, and Black
Of course, the car features ambient mood lighting, along with direct lights and reading lights. If you prefer the dark though, you can shut the lights and draw up the power curtains present on all windows. This could easily set you in the mood for some personal theatre, which is also provided in the car. You get a wall-mounted LCD television with a premium sound system in the car. All these different aspects of the car can be controlled via the touchscreen system present in the centre console. To keep your bottles cool, there is also a cooled compartment under the centre armrest. There is also floor lighting, just for the ambience.
There is no word on the car’s engine, which is probably bone-stock. Kia Carnival is powered by a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine with 200 PS and 440 Nm of max power and peak torque, respectively. The car is priced from Rs. 24.95 lakh to Rs. 33.95 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).