Dinamikjaya Motors, a subsidiary of Bermaz Auto, has introduced some updates for the Kia Carnival for the 2024 mannequin yr. Take into account that this isn’t the facelifted model of the fourth-generation MPV revealed globally final October, so it appears to be like like we’ll be sticking to the pre-facelift mannequin in the interim.
The Carnival stays a locally-assembled (CKD) automobile however the variant line-up has revised to only three choices as an alternative of 4 beforehand. Probably the most reasonably priced of the bunch is the two.2D 11-Seater that retails for RM198,500 on-the-road with out insurance coverage, which is then adopted by the two.2D 8-Seater Excessive at RM245,888 and a couple of.2D 7-Seater Excessive at RM259,888. In case you’re questioning, the variant that has been dropped is the two.2D 8-Seater Mid, and the Excessive variants value round RM1,340 lower than earlier than.
The outside color choices have additionally been lowered by one, with the remaining choices being Astra Blue, Meteor Grey, Jet Black and Snowflake White Pearl – Sonic Silver has been dropped. Every buy continues to return with a five-year/100,000-km guarantee and repair bundle.
So far as variant-specific adjustments go, they primarily have an effect on the two.2D 8-Seater Excessive and a couple of.2D 7-Seater Excessive, with each now sporting 19-inch black alloy wheels rather than the earlier 18-inch models, whereas the inside of will get black and gray leatherette seat upholstery.
The 2 Excessive variants additionally achieve a brand new Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM) system, which is Kia’s blind spot monitoring system that reveals a video feed from the aspect mirror-mounted cameras within the digital instrument cluster on high of a visible warning within the aspect mirrors themselves.
Every little thing else in regards to the Excessive variants stay the identical as earlier than, together with the engine which is a Smartstream 2.2 litre inline-four turbodiesel that churns out 202 PS (199 hp) and 440 Nm of torque – that is paired with an eight-speed automated sending drive to the entrance wheels.
The Excessive variants are identically specced, with the one distinction being the variety of seats. The 7-Seater has a 2-2-3 structure with two “Premium Relaxion” captain chairs within the second row, whereas the 8-Seater has a bench within the second row for a 2-3-3 structure.
Commonplace gear embody twin LED headlamps, LED DRLs, keyless entry and begin, twin powered sunroofs, entrance and rear parking sensors, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, paddle shifters, triple-zone local weather management (dual-zone entrance, single-zone rear), second- and third-row sunshades, powered entrance seats with heating and air flow capabilities for the motive force’s seat, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay assist in addition to a wi-fi charging pad.
The above-mentioned BVM joins different driver help techniques that had been already current previous to the replace, that are Excessive Beam Help, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Help, Rear Cross-Site visitors Collision-Avoidance Help, Lane Preserving Help, Driver Consideration Warning, Ahead Collision-Avoidance Help (AEB) with junction turning assist, Lane Following Help and Sensible Cruise Management (ACC).
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