Monday, June 22, 2020
By Kamal Swami
Kia Motors To Unveil Carnival MPV During The Third Quarter Of 2020
The second-largest carmaker of the Korean car market Kia Motors is readying to globally unveil the Carnival MPV during the third quarter of this year from July to September. The carmaker had showcased the generation next Carnival in the Indian Auto Expo 2020 concluded earlier this year. After going on sale in the International market earlier next year, in India the Carnival will be launched by the end of 2021 or early 2022. In its new edition, the Carnival is reported to receive cosmetic changes in the form of large size and new upgraded features.
The new Carnival is reported to be developed on the new N3 platform, which is used for developing the generation next Sonata sedan. The same platform is reported to be used for developing the new Hyundai Starex. Underhood, the Carnival will receive the power from a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine that is capable of boosting the power of 200 bhp, while the petrol version is reported to be empowered with a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine, generating the power of 208 bhp.
Speaking about the features that would be offered in the Carnival 2021, based on the teaser image revealed by the company it will receive aggressive looks in the form of a tiger-nose front grille with silver garnish, integrating the new LED headlamps, same as offered in Seltos. The black-colored pillars and sloping roof, followed by a crease line that moves across the MPV further enhances her looks.
Dimensionally, according to reports, it will receive 40mm extra length and 10mm extra width than compared to its existing version. The top-end variant is reported to receive the 4-seats options which would be exclusively for the corporate sector, however, the regular version will be offered with a seating capacity of 11 passengers.