Kia India launched the all-new MPV Carnival at the 2020 Auto Expo. It is actually the most expensive car in the company’s Indian line-up. The Kia Carnival does not have a direct competitor on the Indian market, but it has a few rivals including the Toyota Innova Crysta Touring Sport and the Mercedes-Benz V-Class.
Korean car maker got more than 3,500 bookings even before the Carnival in India was announced. The popularity of the Carnival is rising in the market, and many are aware of its luxurious cabin and attractive price tag. Ajay Jadeja, a retired Indian cricketer, has recently took delivery of the brand-new Kia Carnival.
Ajay Jadeja, who is currently in Udaipur, has received the home delivery of the Carnival from authorized dealership in Udaipur, Rajasthan. He has been associated with the Indian cricket team for a long time and has been one of the main players in the squad for a long time.
Now coming to the Carnival, it’s offered in a few variants, and the one we see with Jadeja is the top-of-the-line Limousine variant. The white colored Kia Carnival with Jadeja is priced at around Rs 34 lakhs, ex-showroom, which may mean that the on-road cost will be around Rs 36 lakhs.
MPV fits perfectly into the void left by Toyota Innova Crysta Touring Sport and Toyota Alphard, which is how it created its own unique segment and attracted a large number of buyers across the country. Kia sells the Carnival in three versions – Premium, Prestige and Limousine.
There are a variety of seating choices that you can choose from in the Carnival. There’s a seven-seat, eight-seat, and nine-seat version. There is even a configuration of four rows available. The top-of-the-line version of the Limousine is only available with a 7-seater variant, all covered in luxurious Nappa leather.
Since this is the top-of-the-line version of the car, it has a long list of features such as Signature Ice Cube LED fog lamps, LED tail lamps, powered tailgate, dual-panel panoramic sunroof, electrically foldable wing mirrors, pop-up sinking seats and chrome exterior accents. The car also comes with high-end safety equipment, including side and curtain airbags, front parking sensors, electronic stability control system, rollover and cornering brake control. Even the Carnival entry-level edition has features such as a touchscreen infotainment system, push-button ignition, electrically adjustable mirrors, all four disk brakes, 18-inch rims and more.
Both Carnival variants are powered by the same 2.2-litre BS6-compliant diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 200 Bhp and 440 Nm of peak torque between 1,500-2,750 rpm. The engine is equipped with an 8-speed ‘Sportsmatic’ transmission as standard.
We’re not sure, if Ajay Jadeja owns any other luxury vehicles, but he’s never seen on a fancy vehicles before. It’s quite possible that the Carnival is the most expensive car in his garage.
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