High-End Features, Specifications, and Technology of the Upcoming Kia Carnival are Detailed

High-End Features, Specifications, and Technology of the Upcoming Kia Carnival are Detailed

The redesigned Kia Carnival debuted late last year on a global scale and will make its US debut in early 2025. It has already been seen testing several times and is scheduled to deploy in India in the upcoming months. The South Korean automaker has recently disclosed the pricing for the most recent Carnival in the US, which is around Rs. 2.50 lakh (USD 3,000) more expensive than the previous model.

The base Carnival LX model, which includes a bigger front grille section, power sliding rear doors, tinted windows, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a vertically positioned LED headlamp cluster, starts at USD 36,500 (Rs. 30.50 lakh). An eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is added to the inside.

It comes with a 4.20-inch instrument cluster, cloth seat upholstery, triple zone automated climate control, six speakers for music, and other features. Along with these advanced features, the luxury MPV also has Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, High Beam Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Highway Driving Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance, Forward Collision Avoidance, Blind Spot Collision Avoidance, and Lane Following Assist.

The top-spec 2024 Kia Carnival SX Prestige is priced at USD 50,600 (about Rs. 42.29 lakh) and includes features such a motorized tailgate, dual pane sunroof, sporty dark highlights, and 19-inch alloy wheels finished in black. With features like a 12.3-inch touchscreen, 12.3-inch console, leather and faux-wood trimmings, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, a digital rearview mirror, wireless charging, 12-speaker Bose audio, and much more, it is more upscale.

The second row’s VIP lounge chairs, which have one-touch relaxation mode, heating, and ventilation, are among the main attractions. Highway Driving Assist 2, Surround View Monitor, and Blind-Spot View Monitor are made possible by the upgraded safety technologies and are connected via an in-car camera and intercom system.

Performance-wise, a 3.5L V6 engine coupled to an eight-speed AT generates 291 PS and 352 Nm. A 1.49 kWh Li-ion battery and dual e-motors in the more fuel-efficient 1.6L turbo mill allow for a combined power output of 245 PS and 367 Nm. Starting at USD 40,500 (Rs. 33.85 lakh) for the LXS trim, the hybrid Carnival is available in two further trim levels: SX and EX.

In the upcoming months, India will welcome the fourth generation Carnival for the first time. It is therefore a major internal and external update over the previous version, which was discontinued last year. Still, the well-known 2.2L four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with an eight-speed AT is expected to continue churning out a maximum power output of 200 PS and 440 Nm.

Sanchita Patil

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