Kia Carnival gets a new Limousine Plus version

Features of the former Premium Limousine have now been transferred to the Limousine Plus

  • The Limousine trim is now more affordable by around Rs 2 lakh.

  • However, it loses the Harmon Kardon speakers, 10-way power driver’s seat, 10.1-inch dual rear seat entertainment system, and Highline TPMS.

  • These features are now limited to the Limousine Plus, while the Limousine retains UVO connected car technology and a unique rear-seat entertainment system.

  • The 7-seater Prestige variant sees a price hike of Rs 54,000.

Kia mixed the variants of the Carnival and presented the Limousine Plus, the new top-of-the-line version of the MUV. Although this decision made the older top-end Limousine more affordable, it lost a number of features, which are exclusive to the Limousine Plus.

Variants

New price

Old price

Difference

Premium 7-seater

Rs 24.95 lakh

Rs 24.95 lakh

Premium 8-seater

Rs 25.15 lakh

Rs 25.15 lakh

Prestige 7-seater

Rs 29.49 lakh

Rs 28.95 lakh

54,000 rupees

Prestige 9-seater

Rs 29.95 lakh

Rs 29.95 lakh

Limousine

Rs 32 million

Rs 33.95 lakh

(Rs 1.95 lakh)

Limousines More

Rs 33.99 lakh

As seen in the table above, the top-end Limousine Plus retails at Rs 33.99 lakh, which is around Rs 2 lakh more expensive than the new second-top Limousine, which is now Rs 1.95 lakh more affordable than before. The 7-seater Prestige variant sees a price hike of Rs 54,000.

However, for the price cut, the limo lost some features including Harman Kardon 8-speaker speakers, electronic parking brake, 10-way power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, the ventilated driver’s seat, the dual 10.1-inch rear entertainment systems and Highline TPMS. These are now exclusive to the Limousine Plus.

That said, the Limousine trim is still a fairly well-equipped offering, with features like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with UVO connected car tech) and a single 10.1 rear entertainment system. inches. Additionally, it will come with a dual power sunroof, LED projector headlights, power tailgate, electronic stability control, rollover mitigation, side and curtain airbags, and front parking sensors.

Those changes aside, all variants will now get crystal-cut 18-inch alloy wheels as standard. The 7-seat VIP variants (de Prestige, Limousine and Limousine Plus) will receive premium leatherette seats. Previously, the Limousine came with Nappa leather upholstery, which unfortunately is no longer available.

The Carnival is powered by a 2.2-litre 200hp/440Nm diesel engine, paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. It is available in four seating configurations: 7, 8, 9 and 7 VIP, the latter with just additional leg support.

Carnival has no direct rivals. But given its price bracket, it faces heat from the Toyota Innova Crysta and larger 7-seater SUVs like the Toyota Fortuner and Mahindra Alturas G4.

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