Kia Carnival MPV bids adieu to the Indian market. Will it make a comeback?

Kia, the famend Korean car producer, has determined to discontinue the Carnival MPV within the Indian market. The corporate has formally eliminated the premium MPV from its lineup of obtainable fashions on the official web site.

Not like different Kia fashions in India, the Carnival didn’t obtain the BS6 Part 2 replace. In consequence, after depleting its present stock, Kia has chosen to halt manufacturing of the Carnival. Nevertheless, there are reviews from HT Auto suggesting that the premium MPV is predicted to make a comeback subsequent 12 months, presumably in a brand new type primarily based on the lately showcased KA4 MPV idea.

In 2020, Kia launched the Carnival as a high-end MPV within the Indian market. Over the course of three years, the luxurious MPV obtained a minor facelift. It was obtainable in three trims, offering seating for as much as 9 individuals, and was priced between 31 lakh and 35.50 lakh (ex-showroom) earlier than its discontinuation. 

With its pricing, the Carnival didn’t face any direct opponents available in the market, though the closest various was the Toyota Innova Crysta. Kia aimed to develop its presence within the three-row car phase by launching the extra reasonably priced Carens final 12 months, because the Carnival failed to draw vital consideration.

Kia is anticipated to substitute the Carnival with the KA4 mannequin, which was unveiled through the Auto Expo 2023 held earlier this 12 months. The Korean automotive big introduced a mannequin that intently resembles the model already obtainable in worldwide markets. 

The forthcoming MPV is bigger in dimensions in comparison with the outgoing Carnival, offering elevated inside area and accommodating as much as 11 seating configurations. Notably, the MPV has undergone enhancements when it comes to each design and obtainable options. The 2023 Carnival, often known as the KA4, represents the fourth technology of the mannequin. It comes geared up with a spread of superior options and applied sciences, together with multi Bluetooth connectivity, rear occupant alert, twin sunroof, and extra. 

To recall, the KA4 boasts an array of security options just like the Superior Driver Aids System, which incorporates Distant Sensible Parking Help, Lane Following Help, Ahead Collision-Avoidance Help (FCA), Blind-Spot Avoidance Help (BCA), and others. Moreover, Kia gives handy options equivalent to wi-fi charging, a multi-function steering wheel, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system.



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Up to date: 21 Jun 2023, 02:04 PM IST