The new Kia Carnival is set to launch in India in the coming months, marking a significant upgrade from its predecessor. The facelifted version of this popular MPV made its global debut late last year and was introduced in the United States in early 2025. With extensive updates both inside and out, the new Carnival promises to offer more luxury and advanced features.

Pricing and Variants

  • Base Model (Carnival LX): Starting at USD 36,500 (approximately Rs. 30.50 lakh), the base model features a vertically positioned LED headlamp cluster, a larger front grille, tinted windows, 17-inch alloy wheels, and power sliding rear doors.


  • Top Model (Carnival SX Prestige): Starting at USD 50,600 (approximately Rs. 42.29 lakh), this variant includes black finished 19-inch alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, a dual-pane sunroof, sporty dark accents, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch console, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, leather and faux wooden trims, a digital rearview mirror, a wireless charger, and a 12-speaker Bose audio system.

Interior Features

  • Base Model:
    • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
    • Six-speaker audio system
    • Triple-zone automatic climate control
    • Cloth seat upholstery
    • 4.20-inch instrument cluster


  • Top Model:
    • 12.3-inch touchscreen
    • Heated and ventilated front seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • VIP lounge seats in the second row with heating, ventilation, and one-touch relaxation mode
    • Digital rearview mirror
    • 12-speaker Bose audio system


Safety and Assistive Technology

Both models come equipped with a suite of advanced safety and driver-assistance features, including:

  • Forward Collision Avoidance
  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Lane Following Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • High Beam Assist
  • Highway Driving Assist 2 (Top Model)
  • Surround View Monitor (Top Model)
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor connected by an in-car camera and intercom system (Top Model)



  • 3.5L V6 Engine:
    • 291 PS
    • 352 Nm torque
    • Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission


  • 1.6L Turbo Hybrid Engine:
    • Combined power output of 245 PS
    • 367 Nm torque
    • Includes twin e-motors and a 1.49 kWh Li-ion battery
    • Starting at USD 40,500 (approximately Rs. 33.85 lakh) for the LXS trim (EX and SX trims also available)


Indian Market Launch

The fourth-generation Carnival will soon hit the Indian market. While it will bring significant upgrades, it is expected to continue using the familiar 2.2L four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine:


  • Power Output: 200 PS
  • Torque: 440 Nm
  • Transmission: Eight-speed automatic transmission


The new Kia Carnival will be locally assembled and will compete with mid- and high-end variants of the Toyota Innova Hycross. This launch represents a major step forward for Kia in the Indian market, offering customers a premium and highly capable MPV.

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