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Upcoming Kia Carnival MPV variants, seating configuration and engine specs revealed

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Kia Motors India has revealed full details of its upcoming MPV for India, the Kia Carnival. The luxury MPV will be launched at the 2020 Auto Expo, and will be the first of at least two cars that the Korean carmaker will launch in India in 2020. Prices will be revealed at the time of launch but the Carnival is expected to be priced around Rs 25 lakh, ex-showroom.

The luxury people-mover is being brought in as a CKD, production of which has begun as well at the newly completed Anantapur facility. This is part of an aggressive product strategy from the brand, it will launch a new car every six to eight months in India. The Carnival will be followed by a sub-four-metre SUV.

All versions of the Carnival will come powered by a 2,199cc 4-cylinder VGT BSVI compliant diesel engine that makes 200PS at 3,800rpm and 440Nm between 1,500-2,750rpm. This sends power to the front wheels via an 8-speed torque-convertor automatic. The Carnival will be available in seven, eight and nine seating options, dependent on the variant chosen. There are two seven-seater configurations. The first features two captain seats in the second row and  third-row bench, the second is a VIP version that replaces the third-row bench with captain seats and a smaller sinking seat. The eight-seater option gives passengers a smaller jump-seat in the second row. Finally, the nine-seat versions get two rows of captain seat and a last row bench seat.

The Carnival will be available in three trim levels, Premium (7-seater and 8-seater), Prestige (7-seater and 9-seater) and Limousine (7-seater VIP). Following are the feature highlights for each of these:

Premium

-Touchscreen audio with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
-Four speakers and two tweeters
-Steering-mounted controls
-Rearview camera
-3.5-inch MID
-Cruise control
-Smart key with Push Start/Stop Button
-Tilt and telescopic steering
-Electrically adjustable outside mirror
-All power windows with driver auto-down
-Auto headlamps

Prestige

All features of Premium
-Electronic stability control with hill assist control
-Roll-over mitigation
-Cornering brake control
-Side and curtain airbags
-Front parking sensors
-Front grille with chrome inserts
-LED projection headlamps with LED position lamps
-Ice cube shaped LED fog lamps
-LED rear combination lamps,
-Roof rails
-Chrome surround on window
-Smart power tailgate
-UV cut front door glass and windshield
-220V laptop charger and USB charger
-Dual panel electric sunroof with all interior LED lights
-Sunshade curtains
-Electric folding outside mirror
-Chrome interior door handles
-Pop-up sinking seats
-Sliding seats

Limousine

All features of Prestige
-Second row VIP Seats with leg support
-Premium Nappa leather seat upholstery
-Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob
-Premium wood garnish, 18-inch sputtering finish alloy wheels and High line
-Tyre pressure monitoring system
-Touchscreen audio with in-built navigation and UVO Connected Car Technology (Free of cost for the first three years)
-Harman Kardon premium eight-speaker sound system
-10.1-inch dual touchscreen rear-seat entertainment system
- Air purifier with perfume diffuser
-Electronic parking brake
-10-way power driver seat
-Driver seat ventilation
-Front console wireless smartphone charger
-Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror (ECM) with UVO Controls
-Smartwatch connectivity

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