Kia Carnival Review


For someone whos’ been looking for the luxurious people mover, the options were limited to the likes of the reigning champion of the segment, Toyota Innova, Tata Hexa, or the Mahindra Marazzo for a very long time. If someone wanted to take their family on a luxurious road journey they would either have these options or would have to opt for the Mercedes V- Class which starts from 69 Lakhs (Ex-showroom) and goes all the way up to 1.69 Cr (Ex-showroom), which is an expensive buy.

Exterior
Kia Motors realised the big gap in the segment and bridged it with its Kia Carnival. The car is over 5 meters long which makes it bigger than the Toyota Innova but a bit smaller than the Mercedes Benz V Class. It is wider than both the vehicles but only shorter to the Toyota Innova. It has the trademark tiger-nose grille with wrap-around headlamps that house twin projectors with DRLs which are situated above the ice-cube fog lamps surrounded by chrome. The overall setup gives it a wide stance.
The car has large window areas that look to be wrapped around the entire car with D pillars blacked out.

Interiors
With all 3 rows up it has the boot capacity of 540 liters which you can expand to a massive 2759 liters based on the variant. The third row has a smart mechanism that helps fold the seats. The pilot seats in the second row are adjustable sideways as well which makes ingress and egress easy for the third-row occupants. The third-row has enough legroom and headroom to comfortably seat a person who is above 5 ft 6 inches tall with the seats reclinable as well. Normally not paid much heed to, the third row in Kia Carnival is also fitted with cup holders, charging ports, sun blinds, and the ac vents as well. The middle row gives you a range of options to adjust the seat as well and makes your traveling luxurious.

Features
     The car allows you to open the flat looking boot with the touch of a button as long as the key is nearby
     Automatic doors that open at the touch of a button
     Air purifier
     Charging ports in each row
     Plug point with 220V that can support laptop charging
    Climate control for different rows

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