Being 5,115mm long, 1,985mm wide and 1,755mm in height, the Grand Carnival is significantly larger than the Toyota Innova Crysta (L: 4,735mm, W: 1,830mm, H:1,795mm). It is learnt that the Carnival will be positioned above the Innova Crysta, and will be priced at a premium of Rs 2-3 lakh, with a target starting price in the region of Rs 22 lakh (estimated, ex-showroom). The Grand Carnival could be loaded with tech and equipment like dual-sunroof, three-zone climate control, front and curtain airbags and multiple USB charging ports.
The Carnival for India will only be offered with a diesel engine. In international markets, the Carnival gets a 200hp, 2.2-litre diesel, though the final spec for India could change. Kia is following a top-down approach for its MPVs in India, and is studying the Mahindra Marazzo before it decides on a smaller model.
The first Kia for India will be the production version of the SP Concept that will go on sale in 2019. The SUV will be followed by a compact SUV, which will get its reveal at Auto Expo 2020.
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