Kia is offering the 3rd-generation Carnival 8 Seater Base Variant (base model) with a huge discount of 4 lakh rupees
The Kia Carnival is currently sold in India in its 3rd-generation avatar. However, the company is offering the fourth-generation model in the international market. Fortunately, Indian customers are benefitting from this generation gap. The premium MPV is being offered in India with huge discounts. In a new video by Arun Panwar, you can catch a new owner’s review of the new Kia Carnival 8 Seater Base Variant. They also revealed that the new car (base model) was offered with a huge discount of 4 Lakh Rupees. The Limousine model comes with up to a 2.5 lakh rupee discount.
Since the 4th-generation Carnival might take a while to reach the Indian shores, the 3rd-gen Carnival seems like a good catch. It costs from Rs 24.95 lakh to Rs 33.95 lakh, ex-showroom. Currently, the MVP competes with the likes of Toyota Innova Crysta, Toyota Vellfire, and Mercedes-Benz V-Class. The Kia Carnival comes in three variants – Premium, Prestige, and Limousine. In this video, we can see the Kia Carnival Diesel 2.2 CRDI (base model). The owner received the new car with a discount of 4.5 lakh rupees. It has been used for a month (1700 – 1800km). Let’s take a look at the Kia Carnival Full Ownership Experience Review
The Kia Carnival Diesel offers two usage modes – Normal and Eco. As per the owner, the car offers a mileage of 9-10 during city driving. The body is well-balanced and the body roll is controlled. On the inside, it features huge space, premium soft-touch plastic, a well-designed dashboard, backlit door controls. There is also a huge boot space. The steering controls are also quite user-friendly. Additionally, the brakes are solid. There is no blind spot for the driver. Also, Android Auto is available on full screen.
On the downside, the company has not added auto-foldable side mirrors or front parking sensors. The handbrake is placed near the driver’s feet. The footwell is also abnormally large. The ground clearance is also just 180mm. Also, the halogen lights are not completely bright at low-beam. Additionally, the auto-lock is not available. Overall, the owner seemed quite happy with the 8-seater model. The primary reason for shifting from the Mercedes-Benz GLC was gathering too many ownership costs.
The current-gen Carnival is powered by a 2.2-liter VGT diesel engine that outputs 197 hp and 440 Nm of peak power and torque, respectively. For transmission, the company has added an 8-speed automatic gearbox. It comes with electronic stability control (ESC), cornering brake control, and hill assist. The Kia Carnival can seat up to seven people. It comes with features like three-zone climate control, a dual-panel sunroof, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and UVO connected car technology. Additionally, there is also a 10.1-inch touchscreen display for middle-row occupants.