Published on January 27th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
KIA Carnival Deliveries Moving Fast In Malaysia
This all new Carnival is getting new owners daily.
Since the launch of this new luxury family MPV in December 2021, there has been non stop daily activity at all its showrooms nationwide. Malaysians looking for a family vehicle have been test driving and finding great value in this large and luxurious KIA MPV.
Dinamikjaya Motors Sdn Bhd which is a subsidiary of Berjaya Auto is NOW the new sole distributor for the KIA brand in Malaysia.
Priced at RM196,340.80, this new Carnival arrives fully imported from Korea with 5 years warranty and free maintenance with mileage limit of up to 100,000km. It is available in 6 different colours which are Astra Blue, Silky Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Snow White Pearl, Panthera Metal and Flare Red.
Immediate rivals start from the default best seller, the Toyota Alphard and also Vellfire which are mostly private imports via approved permit holders and selling from RM235,000 to RM295,000 (2018 to 2020 model) and they are used Japanese units without after sales and warranty included. So, better buy a family vehicle with full warranty and after sales.
This new KIA Carnival was designed at KIA’s California design studio and so it looks more streamlined over the Vito and has won numerous awards overseas for its design, high safety standards and cabin features.
As part of KIA’s overall commitment to safety, this KIA Carnival comes with a host of standard safety and advanced safety features. Standard safety technologies in the all-new Carnival includes 7 SRS Airbags (Front Driver & Passenger, Driver Knee, Side and Curtain), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Multi-Collision Brake Control (MCB), ISOFIX Child Restraint Anchor Points and Top Tethers as well as Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).
In terms of advanced safety, this KIA Carnival comes equipped with Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA). For the BCW, under certain conditions, can detect vehicles traveling in the next lane.
Whereas for RCCA, the system helps detect most approaching cross traffic when in reverse. When approaching cross traffic is detected, the system alerts the driver.
This Carnival is powered by a 2.2L Turbo Diesel Engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, controlled by an electronic shifter. The 2.2L engine produces 199 horsepower at 3,800 RPM and 440 Nm of torque from just 1,750 – 2,750 RPM.