The Kia Carnival MPV is spotted during test with a Toyota Innova Crysta, as a part of its expected benchamarking run.
Hyundai’s sister brand Kia, also known as the luxury brand of the Korean marque has initiated its operations in India with the Seltos. With bang on pricing and product placement Kia has managed to attract 30,000 bookings for the Seltos. But since Kia is done with its first product in the Indian market, it has started preparing with the Carnival MPV which will be its second product in the country.
Kia Carnival MPV spotted on test alongside Toyota Innova Crysta.
The Carnival MPV is spotted during its final test practices on the Indian roads in the company of a Toyota Innova Crysta, which we believe is for benchmarking the product against the competition. Since Kia has already confirmed that Carnival will be their next product in the Indian market; a launch is expected early next year. Unlike the Seltos, Kia has different plans with the Carnival. With no plans to go big in numbers, Kia is expecting to sell 1000 units of the Carnival each month.
While the Carnival is seen doing test rounds with the Innova it is pretty obvious that Kia is planning to take on a direct competition against the established Innova Crysta. Innova being a challenging rival to the Carnival, Kia is trying its best to make sure they end up well in this run. The Carnival is quite a humongous-ly proportionated MPV and attracts a lot of attention. These dimensions of Carnival will help it in offering the passengers with generous space inside the cabin. The Carnival is offered in the international market with 7 and 8 seater configuration and same can be expected for the Indian version of the MPV too.
Kia Carnival has enormous dimensions on the outside, and is expected to offer plenty of space on the inside.
The Kia Carnival is expected to be powered by a 2.2L diesel engine that produces 199bhp and 441nm of torque and will be coupled to an automatic transmission across the range. If these international specs make their way to the India-spec Carnival, it will prove to be a much easier and eager car in comparison to the Innova. As for its pricing, the Carnival is expected to retail anywhere between 17 to 22lacs, keeping in mind the car’s size and it will offer much more space and equipment than Innova.