Team-BHP > The Indian Car Scene


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th January 2020, 20:13   #136
BHPian
 
DuHasstMich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Pune,Delhi
Posts: 164
Thanked: 128 Times
Default re: Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs

Ventilated seats for just the driver? What about the front passenger?
Considering this vehicle be mostly chauffeur driven, is this really worthwhile?
DuHasstMich is offline  
Old 17th January 2020, 12:45   #137
BHPian
 
Sk8r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Chennai
Posts: 261
Thanked: 795 Times
Default re: Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs

Not sure why people are talking about the Vellfire here ? IIRC it will cost north of 70 Lakhs , i.e more than 200 % of Carnival's price. It is in no way a competitor to Carnival.

Vellfire can only compete with Mercedes Benz - V Class currently

Coming to Carnival, Kia knows a thing or two about India's requirements now ( thanks to Hyundai and Seltos's success ). I am sure they will package it properly in terms of pricing
Sk8r is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 17th January 2020, 14:12   #138
RJK
Senior - BHPian
 
RJK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Dubai/Bombay
Posts: 989
Thanked: 101 Times
Default

I had seen the Vellfire at Toyota last week, supposed to be around 85Lakhs on-road. But man, the seats are a different level altogether! Test drives were not being given at that time, so ride quality is still suspect, hopefully plusher than the Innova
RJK is offline  
Old 17th January 2020, 15:35   #139
Distinguished - BHPian
 
volkman10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: --
Posts: 17,028
Thanked: 39,879 Times
Default re: Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs

Kia Carnival Media drive review embargo till 20th Jan,

Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs-eodxbtuu0aehcn1.jpg

Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs-eoeypuru4aah7hz.jpg


Source:@KiaCarnival
volkman10 is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 17th January 2020, 23:34   #140
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 125
Thanked: 219 Times
Default re: Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs

Some pics I came across from the media drive:

Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs-screenshot_20200117231504_instagram.jpg

Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs-screenshot_20200117231433_instagram.jpg

Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs-screenshot_20200117231330_instagram.jpg

Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs-screenshot_20200117231333_instagram.jpg

Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs-screenshot_20200117231534_instagram.jpg


Image credits: Faisan Khan (Instagram Handle: @fasbeam)
parth.jain is offline   (13) Thanks
Old 18th January 2020, 15:19   #141
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 325
Thanked: 1,076 Times
Default re: Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs

KIA Carnival is a VAN at the end of the day. I don't think the Carnival will be as abuse friendly as Toyota Innova. I assume that Carnival is a monocoque and we all know that Innova is a ladder on frame MUV.

Last edited by Storm2.0 : 18th January 2020 at 15:20.
Storm2.0 is offline  
Old 18th January 2020, 16:41   #142
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Delhi
Posts: 101
Thanked: 90 Times
Default re: Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs

Finally Booked Kia Carnival today, with expected delivery by end of Feb20.
Looks like a worthy replacement of my 10 year old Toyota Innova which i bought after suggestion from @GTO and senior bhpians.

Would closely follow all updates in this thread.
abhi1881 is offline   (13) Thanks
Old 18th January 2020, 17:45   #143
Senior - BHPian
 
motorworks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,507
Thanked: 2,508 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Storm2.0 View Post
KIA Carnival is a VAN at the end of the day. I don't think the Carnival will be as abuse friendly as Toyota Innova. I assume that Carnival is a monocoque and we all know that Innova is a ladder on frame MUV.

Thats a misconception I would say. Most cross overs and SUVs are today being built as monocoques and do withstand the abuse quite well. Secondly, the Innova is being used as a Taxi and hence the need for it to be probably more rugged. Whereas the Carnival is targeted at a slightly elite audience who are mostly going to be chauffeur driven.
motorworks is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 18th January 2020, 18:45   #144
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 425
Thanked: 446 Times
Default re: Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs

Quote:
Originally Posted by abhi1881 View Post
Finally Booked Kia Carnival today, with expected delivery by end of Feb20.
Congrats. Which version did you book? Any indicative pricing?
Sarvodaya is online now  
Old 18th January 2020, 18:48   #145
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Delhi
Posts: 101
Thanked: 90 Times
Default re: Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarvodaya View Post
Congrats. Which version did you book? Any indicative pricing?
Thanks, I booked Limousine Variant, around 30lakh ex showroom.
abhi1881 is offline  
Old 18th January 2020, 20:27   #146
BHPian
 
Aston.Martin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 149
Thanked: 36 Times
Default re: Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs

Just received the message from the nearby Kia dealer about the launch...

Greetings from Epitome KIA

Count down has begun for the SHEER EXTRAVAGANCE & most anticipated car of 2020 KIA CARNIVAL.

Launching on 21 Jan 2020

The luxury & recreational vehicle with class defining exterior and luxurious Interior with Power packed performance, making every drive a memorable one.
Aston.Martin is offline  
Old 18th January 2020, 20:32   #147
BHPian
 
indian21r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 891
Thanked: 654 Times
Default re: Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs

Wow the launch is way earlier than anticipated. I was expecting Auto Expo launch. Auto expo should be a good showcase for the Carnival. The dual sunroofs are drool worthy. This will be the biggest differentiator from the Innova.

All said and done Innova is still pretty barebones for a 30 lakh car. This gives the feeling that it will indulge the owner as well the driver.

For the people having doubts about the size. Where an E class goes this can pretty much go. Only issue will be having parking spaces to suit the 5m length.

Why the biege black combo. Somehow the dual tone makes it look garish. Any option for all Black leather?

Last edited by indian21r : 18th January 2020 at 20:39. Reason: Adding sunroof
indian21r is offline  
Old 18th January 2020, 22:57   #148
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 295
Thanked: 200 Times
Default re: Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs

The seat color combination in the limousine variant looks ordinary in the photos. A solid color would have looked better. Any idea if more exterior colors will be launched in the future apart from the standard 3 colors?
jayguar is offline  
Old 18th January 2020, 23:40   #149
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 92
Thanked: 173 Times
Default re: Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs

It looks like a great alternative to modified Innova done by DC Design among others. Some DC Design high-end mods cost more than 40lac let alone 30lac. Thus there is a market for such a car and its brilliant for KIA to see that.
ajaiD is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 19th January 2020, 06:46   #150
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: KA-09
Posts: 660
Thanked: 1,013 Times
Default re: Kia Grand Carnival MPV coming in 2020. Edit: Launched @ 24.95 lakhs

The beige-black colour combination surprisingly doesn't look upmarket on the Carnival. The beige shade seems to be the same as in Verna and doesn't work for me. The leather and stitching quality doesn't seem to be all that great. The centre console looks typical Hyundai.
octane_100 is offline   (2) Thanks
Closed Thread

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright 2000 - 2021, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks