Kia Grand Carnival
Kia Lucky Motors Pakistan launched its MPV Grand Carnival in 2018 in Pakistan and managed to be among the top selling minivans. Grand Carnival also develop its name in other countries including United States, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, India and Pakistan. 2020 model of Grand Carnival has already been launched in Saudi Arabia and other countries with minor changes being made in 2019 model while it will be available for booking in start of 2020 in Pakistan. 2020 Kia Grand Carnival is a front engine car with front wheel drive option that offers a seating capacity for eleven passengers. 2020 model will be available in two trims including LX and EX. LX trim is the base trim that features Apple Car play and Android Auto interface infotainment, GPS navigation, controls built in steering wheel, electro chromic rear view side mirror and tri zone climate control system while the top line EX trim features beige two color tone leather covered seats, all three rows of seats having their own air con vents, black radiator grille with chrome accents, power tail gate, eighteen inches alloy wheels, six air bags, twelve way powered driver’s seat and front and back parking sensors for assisting in parking.
Engine and power of Kia Grand Carnival 2020:
The third generation of Grand Carnival is run by 3300 cc 3.3 liters DOHC 24 valve V6 engine that generates a horsepower of 270 hp at 6400 rpm and torque of 320 Nm at 5200 rpm. It offers a six speed automatic transmission only. It moves with amazingly gracious sense of ease despite its big and heavy size because of its silky smooth acceleration and cruising manners. Suspension of the minivan is no doubt kept very smooth keeping rough stuff away and let you cruise around the town nicely. Cabin is very quiet keeping the outside noises and engine noises out of the cabin and let you enjoy your ride even in a noise free ambient even at 100 kilometers per hour. Handling of the car is very decent managing its heavy weight at high speeds but stability control will be at risk when carving corners at a fair bit of speed. Grand Carnival becomes a bit thirsty when driving in bad city traffics and provides not more than 4.5 kilometers per liter but it increases on highways providing 9.9 kilometers per liter.
Exterior design and features:
Design of 2020 model of Kia Grand Carnival will be restyled with distinctive design language having exaggerated lines on frontal fascia along with edgier cuts and aggressive chin imparted signature chrome accented grille of Kia. LED headlights will be redesigned with enhanced daytime running LED lights having chrome touch. Rear end features trapezium shaped LED headlights. Design will be kept unique and modern allowing it to stand among its rivals. Some of the main listed exterior features include fog lamps, aerodynamic lines, radiator grill, nineteen inches alloy wheels with chrome sputtering and LED headlights.
Interior design and features:
Interior design of 2020 Kia Grand Carnival offers good level of comfort and refinement. Front and back seats are covered with leather providing high level of comfort while the steering wheel and gear knob is also leather wrapped. The top trim features twelve way power driving seat with memory function. It has three rows of seats accommodating up to seven passengers and the big compartment at the back providing floor for luggage.
It fulfils the role of executive transport best for big families providing a luxurious and comfortable drive. Some of the features of the cabin include dual sunroof for enlightening the cabin, push start button, electrical power side mirrors, automatic climate control with three zone control, heated power mirrors, multi-function steering wheels with control knobs, keyless entry, six speakers audio system, wireless smartphone charger, seven inches audio system, automatic defog system, active eco system and safety features include:
- Parking distance warning
- Blind spot detection
- Rear cross traffic collision
- Rear view camera
- Hill start assistance
- Electronic stability control
- Air bags
Some of the major competitors of Kia Grand Carnival 2020 will be Toyota Hiace, Hyundai Grand Starex and Toyota Rush.
LX trim for 2020 Grand Carnival will have a price around 50 lacs Pakistani rupees while EX trim will be available at a price of 65 lacs Pakistani rupees. The exact price and launch date of Kia Grand Carnival 2020 has not been confirmed yet.