The base price of the Kia Carnival now starts from Rs 21.20 lakh, thanks to cash discounts and a gratification scheme.
Kia India has introduced a special benefits package on the entry-level Premium variant of the Carnival MPV. Customers can now avail a special gratification benefit of up to Rs 3.75 lakh on the Premium trim, effectively bringing the base price down to Rs 21.20 lakh (ex-showroom).
Kia Carnival Premium gets special gratification benefit of up to Rs 3.75 lakh
Prestige and Limousine trims are available with cash discount of Rs 2.50 lakh
Customers can also avail a unique Satisfaction Guarantee Scheme on the Carnival
Kia Carnival: special gratification benefits explained
The entry-level Premium trim of the Kia Carnival currently retails for a price of Rs 24.95 lakh, ex-showroom. The gratification benefit includes a cash discount of Rs 2.50 lakh, while the remaining Rs 1.25 lakh is covered by other costs such as extended warranty packages, annual maintenance costs, etc.
Customers can also opt to avail the entire Rs 3.75 lakh benefit in cash discount, which naturally eliminates the additional benefits. Meanwhile, the Prestige and Limousine trims of the Carnival are available with Rs 2.50 lakh cash discount, but do not get the additional gratification benefits.
With these benefits,the entry-level Premium 7-seater AT variant of the Carnival is now more affordable than the mid-spec VX manual trim of the Toyota Innova Crysta.
Kia Carnival: satisfaction guarantee scheme
A couple of months ago, Kia also introduced a unique ‘Satisfaction Guarantee Scheme’ on the Carnival. The scheme allows new customers to return the MPV to Kia for a 95 percent refund of the total cost incurred within the first 30 days of purchase if they were not be satisfied.
Kia says eligible customers will need to ensure that their Carnival has not clocked over 1,500km from the date of purchase and is free from “damages, failures and pending claims”. Additionally, Kia will require all the documents of the concerned vehicle which should be in the name of the person returning the vehicle. Owners who have financed their vehicles will require to submit an NOC from the financer.
Kia Carnival: variants, features and specs
Kia launched the Carnival MPV in India at the 2020 Auto Expo. The Carnival is offered in a choice of three variants – Premium, Prestige and Limousine - with seating configuration ranging from a seven-seater to a nine-seater with four rows of seating.
The top-of-the-line variants stands out for its middle row VIP seats that are offered with a range of adjustability, an ottoman that can be folded out and standard rear seat entertainment package with 10-inch displays. Other notable kit offered on the fully loaded model include Nappa leather upholstery, connected car tech and a powered and ventilated driver seat.
All variants produce 200hp and 440Nm of torque from a 2.2-litre diesel engine, and come paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox driving the front wheels.
Earlier this year, Kia introduced updated versions of both the Sonet and Seltos SUVs. The South Korean carmaker does not have any major launches coming up this year. However, Kia is gearing up to introduce an all-new MPV. This new model (Codename: KY) will see a market launch sometime in early 2022.