Published on April 9th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
Naza Kia Introduces High-Spec Grand Carnival 2.2D SX
Naza Kia Malaysia, the official distributor of Kia vehicles in Malaysia, today introduces a new variant to their highly-acclaimed MPV, the Grand Carnival.
The Grand Carnival 2.2D SX brings an impressive combination of style, practicality and versatility for the MPV category as it epitomizes the perfect blend of day-to-day practicality and high-end luxury. On the exterior, the Grand Carnival makes its presence felt by its sheer size alone.
However, this SX variant is fitted with distinctive 19-inch Chrome Sputtering Type alloy wheels, compared to 18-inch on the KX variant. The new wrap-around HID headlamps with Diamond Glitter Type Positioning Lamp and Auto Levelling System intelligently disguises for the modernity look with an imposing appearance.
The front of the vehicle continues to feature the Peter Schreyer trademark – a wide, upright‘tiger nose’ grille but taken up a notch with its refreshed design made of Black High Glossy Mesh Type material – just the right amount of sheen for a premium and chic look.
It goes without saying that the Grand Carnival 2.2D SX variant’s interior is well-designed, fitted with high-quality materials and up-to-date technological features. The cabin has a wide dashboard emphasising spaciousness with a modern appeal. 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. For the best comfort, passengers are treated with burgundy two-tone leather seats with wood grain garnish for an exquisite experience.
No modern vehicle or road trip is complete without a superior audio system. The Grand Carnival 2.2D SX boasts of an 8-inch audio system that comes readily compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Mounted between recessed dials displaying vital vehicle information, a larger 7-inch TFT LCD Supervision Cluster compared to the KX variant sits flush within eye level in the driver’s domain to ensure everything needed to keep the driver informed, comfortable, entertained and in command is only within a moment’s reach.
Meanwhile, in-car entertainment is no longer confined to the front row as the Grand Carnival 2.2D SX receives a superior upgrade that backseat passengers will enjoy. The Rear Entertainment System now comes with Dual Monitor screens with WiFi connectivity for a smooth and hassle-free journey that even parents with young children will appreciate on a long journey. The Grand Carnival 2.2D SX is also equipped with a range of multimedia entertainment systems such as MP3 CD player with six speakers, USB and AUX-in connectivity.
Fixed, once impractical seating becomes a thing of the past with the Grand Carnival 2.2D SX’s arrival. Prepare for individual comfort with customisation options to the seating configuration as the SX variant adapts to your lifestyle with 8-way power seats and a 4-way lumbar support for the driver’s seat. With just a simple electronic switch, choose to configure the second and third row seats to carry passengers in comfort, or stow extra cargo for added convenience.
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. Every space and corner is utilised; versatility to reconfigure second and third row seating and availability of useful storage compartments such as the second row center console tray are evidence of smart space utilization only available in the SX variant.
The Grand Carnival 2.2D SX 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 Grand Carnival 2.2D SX 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. Other safety features are its Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Start Assist System, six airbags further enhancing passenger safety and HID headlamps with Daytime Running Lights.
For parking assistance, it has front and rear parking sensors. It is also fitted with a tilting and telescopic steering wheel, foot parking brake and auto cruise control. Available in alluring colours such as Snow White Pearl, Aurora Black Pearl, the new Blackberry and an exclusive Silky Silver colour for the SX variant only, the stunning and practical Grand Carnival 2.2D SX goes for RM188,888 on-the-road with insurance. Bookings are now open to public.
The introduction of the new SX variant will see the EX variant announced last year being discontinued with immediate effect. The SX variant will be on sale at all Naza KIA Malaysia authorised showrooms alongside the KX variant.