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2021 Next-gen KIA Carnival could get uber-luxurious 4-seater variant?

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

According to a media report, South Korean carmaker Kia could introduce a 4-seater Kia Carnival in the Asian market with luxurious interiors and spacious second-row seating. The 4-seater option is likely to be available in the next-generation Carnival MPV expected to come later this year. 

According to sources, the 4-seater Kia Carnival luxury MPV is likely to be launched in the second half of 2020 and is expected to be based on the standard Kia Carnival in its next-generation. The 4-seater Kia Carnival is targeted towards CEOs and corporate executives who are looking for a mobile workspace which can provide comfortable seatings for two persons in the second row along with the driver and front passenger. it is being reported that, in the Asian market, a lot of customers who buy the Kia Carnival convert it into a four-seater MPV by using aftermarket accessories. 

A similar trend is not unique to the Indian market and various personages have resorted to converting MPVs into uber-luxurious chauffeur driven vehicles which are also used as mobile offices and meeting rooms. If the brand produces a 4-seater KIA Carnival with luxury on the mind, one can expect to get reclining seats with leather upholstery, armrests, a television set, partitioned cabin for privacy, a fridge or a cooler, personal infotainment screens, folding tables etc. 

In the Indian market, the Kia Carnival MPV is offered in three trim variants – Premium, Prestige and Limousine, where the top-spec Limousine trim is priced at INR 33.95 lakh ex-showroom. 

Even the current 7, 8 and 9-seater Kia Carnival sold in India comes with a plethora of features on its interiors including a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 3.5-inch cluster LCD panel, a rearview camera, 10.1-inch dual touchscreen rear-seat entertainment system, optional second-row Luxury VIP seats with leg support, smart pure air system, sunshade curtains, optional Harmon Kardon sound system, UV cut front door glass and windshield, 220V laptop charger and USB charger etc.

The brand has already sold 1,620 units of the MPV in February 2020 and 1,117 units in March 2020 and if the brand launches the next-generation Kia Carnival in the Indian market with the 4-seater variant it is likely to only come around the year 2022. 

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