Published on March 23rd, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
KIA Grand Carnival 2.2D KX is just RM165,888 and in showrooms now
Naza Kia Malaysia, the official distributor of Kia vehicles in Malaysia, launched the highly acclaimed and much awaited All-New Grand Carnival today.
The All New Grand Carnival, with Kia’s catchy and recognizable bold face, appears sleeker, measuring 5,115 mm long, a longer wheelbase of 3,060 mm, a height of 1,740 mm and 1,985 mm wide giving it a wider looking stance portraying a more refined and sophisticated profile.
The front has a wide, upright ‘tiger nose’ grille, a Peter Schreyer trade mark, a wrap-around headlamps and framed fog lamps that gives it a look of modernity with an imposing appearance.
The rear of the All New Grand Carnival features with wide rear lamps and broad metal surfaces thus giving it a solid character. It also features a smart powered tailgate which opens automatically when the key is sensed in close proximity and two power sliding-doors which opens with a touch of a button.
The interior of the All New Grand Carnival is well designed, fitted with high quality materials and up-to-date technological features. The cabin has a wide dashboard emphasizing spaciousness with a modern appeal. The dashboard is fitted with two glove compartments, one lying above the other. The look and feel of the interior of the All New Grand Carnival was designed with a feel of a first class airplane as its key influence. Fitted with individual leather wrapped seats, the front and second rows are treated with overhead consoles and tri zone fully automatic air-conditioning ventilators for the best comfort of its passengers.
The All New Grand Carnival is also equipped with a range of multimedia entertainment systems such as MP3 CD player with six speakers, USB and AUX-in connectivity. It also comes with a 4.3 inch TFT LCD colour display touchscreen and fitted with a rear view camera. For parking assistance, it has a front and rear parking sensors. It is also fitted with a tilting and telescopic steering wheel, foot parking brake and auto cruise control.
The novelty of the All New Grand Carnival’s interior design is its large capacity for space. Complementing its high quality interior, the masterful crafting of the interior use of space is done with efficiency and flexibility for its passengers. The third row seats can be folded completely to a flat position providing for a larger baggage space. The second row is more flexible with an extra seat added or removed thus providing additional space for the third row passengers.
Fitted under the front armrest is a space large enough to fit a handbag, a diary or even an i-pad. The front passenger has access to two glove compartments on the wide dashboard and at the rear are compartments fitted for more storage space providing comfort and convenience.
The interior of the All New Grand Carnival has increased legroom space for its passengers. It also has a higher headroom space due to the lower seat cushions and by design, the roof of the All New Grand Carnival no longer slopes to the tailgate, this allows the third row passengers more headroom as well.
The All New Grand Carnival is available with a 2.2-litre CRDi turbocharged diesel engine technically designed for efficiency and performance. It is also fitted with a torque converter six-speed automatic transmission for power and smooth driving. This 2.2-litre CRDi engine produces 190 horsepower with 440 Nm of torque answering the calls for both powerful and economical people mover.
The All New Grand Carnival maintains from its predecessor the MacPherson front suspension and the multi-link rear suspension. With the hydraulic rebound spring, stiffer suspension bars and cross-member bush mountings, it improves its bump absorption thus enhancing a more comfortable ride for its passengers. It also comes with an 18; alloy rims.
Other improved safety features are its Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Start Assist System, six airbags further enhancing passenger safety and HID head lamps with Daytime Running Lights.
Some of the alluring accolades of the All New Grand Carnival are the JD Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) award, Top Safety Pick from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors award.
The on-the-road price with insurance for the All New Grand Carnival 2.2D EX is RM185,888 while the All New Grand Carnival 2.2D KX is RM165,888.
Naza Kia Malaysia has introduced a new smart financing package, the Kia Value 5 Plus which ensures more savings for Kia owners. This is an additional option for customers to take advantage of the benefits that comes with smart financing.