Bermaz Motor under the Dinamikjaya Motors arm has now officially launched the 2022 Kia Carnival here in Malaysia, following a preview event last year. As previously reported, the all-new Kia Carnival will be offered in a sole 11-seater variant, priced at RM196,341.

EXTERIOR

Kia calls the Carnival a “Grand Utility Vehicle”, which, as the name suggests, means its styling is significantly inspired by SUVs. These include the reworked proportions with a longer bonnet, sculpted front and rear bumpers with metallic trims, bold wheel arches, and even an “island roof” design with blacked-out A- and B- pillars plus a stylised chrome fin C-pillar.

As standard, the exterior of the 2022 Kia Carnival in Malaysia comes with the following items:

  • Automatic LED projector headlights with integrated LED daytime-running lights
  • Bulb-type combination tail lights
  • 18-inch Y-spoke two-tone alloy wheels
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Dual smart powered sliding doors
  • Smart powered tailgate
  • Roof rails
  • Exterior colour choices: Astra Blue, Silky Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Snow White Pearl, Panthera Metal, Flare Red

PERFORMANCE

The all-new 2022 Kia Carnival is powered by a refreshed 2.2 litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine.

  • Engine: 2,151 cc, Smartstream D2.2 four-cylinder turbodiesel
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Driveline: Front engine, front-wheel drive
  • Max horsepower: 199 hp @ 3,800 rpm
  • Max torque: 440 Nm @ 1,750 – 2,750 rpm
  • Top speed: 190 km/h
  • Rated fuel consumption: 6.5 l/100km (NEDC)

INTERIOR

As mentioned above, the all-new 2022 Kia Carnival will only be offered in a sole 11-seater variant here in Malaysia in a 2-3-3-3 configuration. The smaller centre seats in row two and three can be folded away forming an aisle to access the fourth-row seats, while the last row of seats can be completely folded away into the cargo floor when not in use.

For the Malaysian market, the all-new Kia Carnival comes with the following as standard:

  • Analogue instrument cluster with 4.2-inch TFT multi-info display
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
  • Wireless charger
  • Seven USB ports
  • Rotary electronic gear-selector knob with electronic parking brake
  • Three-zone automatic air-conditioning (dual-zone front, single-zone rear), with four roof-mounted air vents for the rear
  • Eight-way powered seats for front passengers, plus two-way lumbar adjustment and memory function for driver
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Manual sunshade for rear side windows

SAFETY

In terms of safety, the all-new Kia Carnival here in Malaysia currently does not get any sort of advanced driver assistance features.

  • Seven airbags, including driver knee-bags
  • ABS with EBD and Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control
  • Hill-start Assist Control and Auto Hold
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear-cross traffic alert

PRICING

The all-new 2022 Kia Carnival in Malaysia is priced at RM196,341 on-the-road, without insurance, and inclusive of the SST exemptions. The car is currently being fully-imported from South Korea, although the company says that CKD operations will start sometime this year.

Also included in the price is a five-year/100,000 km warranty, as well as a five-year/100,000 km free scheduled maintenance programme.


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