Kia Carnival MPV Will Be The Second Car in India; Launch in 2020

Kia Carnival MPV Will Be The Second Car in India; Launch in 2020

South Korean car maker Kia is all braced up to launch its first car in the Indian auto industry – the new Kia Seltos SUV. While the Kia Seltos is readying up debut in India in August 2019, the second Kia car for the domestic Indian market is already in the queue. The Kia Carnival MPV will be the second car from this South Korean company in India, and has been recently confirmed to be coming to India in 2020



While the Kia Seltos SUV is an all-new model that had its world premiered in India in its concept form as the SP Concept; the Carnival MPV is an existing international model that is known as the Sedona or Grand Carnival in the offshore markets. However, for the Indian market, the model is expected to be called just as the Kia Carnival and is likely to drop its ‘Grand’ prefix.

The Kia Carnival is a premium MPV model that will be in the league of the likes of the highly established Toyota Innova Crysta. However, it is expected to be placed a notch above the iconic Innova in terms of size, premium quality as well as pricing. The Carnival is likely to come to India in 7-seater as well as 8-seater configuration options.

When the under the hood mechanical specifications are concerned, Kia comes in 2 powertrain options - 3.3 L Petrol and 2.2 L Diesel. However, the upcoming India-spec Kia Carnival would most probably pack in a 2.2 litre diesel engine that has the capability to churn out a max power output of 202 PS along with 440 Nm of top torque. In the international markets, the Grand Carnival is offered equipped with a sophisticated 8 speed automatic transmission as standard.


Kia Carnival


3.3 L Petrol

2.2 L Diesel 

Max Power

280 PS

200 PS


336 Nm

440 Nm


8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic


As the current generation Toyota Innova Crysta is already a very fine premium MPV model and is the ruler of its own kind for a very long time (as the Innova), it will be interesting to see how much more premium the Kia Carnival will be and if its pricing will suit the Indian car market.


Monalisa Saha

An adventurer at heart and introvert by nature, I love to travel, click nature's beauty and beautiful machines on wheels. Art, literature and poetry are also close to my heart.


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