Facts & Figures: 2022 Kia Carnival CKD launched in Malaysia – from RM231,229

The fourth-generation Kia Carnival, which officially debuted in Malaysia earlier this year, is now making a reintroduction in our country as a locally-assembled (CKD) model. The CKD 2022 Kia Carnival will be offered in three variants with two different seating configurations, priced starting from RM231,229 here in Malaysia.

The existing 11-seater model will continue to be offered here, and will remain in the existing fully-imported (CBU) form.


In terms of appearance, not much has really changed on the 2022 Kia Carnival CKD, with the only differences being the smaller, more car-like wing mirrors, as well as the new LED full-width tail lights at the back, both of which are standard across the range.

All other exterior equipment are also shared across the CKD variant line-up, and they include:

  • Automatic LED headlights
  • New LED Rear combination taillights
  • LED front fog lights
  • Automatic windshield wipers
  • Dual power sliding doors with smart entry system
  • Smart power tailgate
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Exterior colour options: Astra Blue, Sonic Silver, Meteor Gray, Jet Black, Snowflake White Pearl


All variants of the 2022 Kia Carnival CKD will be powered by the same 2.2-litre inline-four turbodiesel engine, as found in the existing 11-seater variant.

  • Engine: 2,151 cc, turbocharged inline-four, Diesel
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic
  • 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/100 km


The new locally-assembled 2022 Kia Carnival will be offered in either a seven- or eight-seater configuration, with the former exclusive to the range-topping High trim level.

The seven-seater model gets two captain seat-style “Premium Relaxion seats” for the second row, while the eight-seater variants are equipped with a 40:20:40 split-folding, sliding, and detachable seats, which can also be reconfigured to face rearwards.

As for the third row seats, they are 60:40 split-folding, reclinable, and can also be folded flat into the floor for an extended boot space at the back. With the fourth-row seats now gone, both second- and third-row passengers now also benefit from additional legroom.

The equipment breakdown between the variants is as follows:

  • Standard Equipment, 8-seater MID
    • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • 12-speaker Bose sound system
    • 4.2-inch TFT multi-info display
    • Reverse camera
    • Electric parking brake
    • Dual-zone front automatic climate control
    • Single-zone rear automatic climate control
    • Rear sunshade
    • Leatherette upholstery
    • 8-way power-adjustable front seats, 2-way lumbar support for driver
    • 7 USB ports
  • 8-seater HIGH (adds)
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 360-degree surround-view monitor
    • Memory function for driver seat
    • Heated and ventilated front seats
    • LED interior lighting
    • 360-degree surround view monitor
    • Dual power sunroof
  • 7-seater HIGH (adds)
    • Premium Relaxion seats for second row, with heating and ventilation functions
    • Leather upholstery


The Kia Drive Wise advanced driver assistance suite is offered exclusively on the two higher-end HIGH variants, with features including:

  • Autonomous emergency braking with junction turning support
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Following Assist (lane centring)
  • Blind-spot collision-avoidance assist
  • Rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist
  • Driver attention warning
  • High-beam assist


The new 2022 Kia Carnival CKD will be locally-assembled at the Inokom Assembly plant in Kulim, Kedah, managed by the new joint-venture company, Kia Malaysia. Pricing for the Kia Carnival variants in Malaysia are as follows, on-the-road, without insurance:

  • 11-seater (CBU) – RM196,341
  • 8-seater MID – RM231,229
  • 8-seater HIGH – RM247,229
  • 7-seater HIGH – RM261,229

Included in the price is also a five-year/100,000 km warranty with free scheduled maintenance programme.



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