Published on July 25th, 2022 | by Sounder Rajen0
2022 CKD Kia Carnival Launched From RM231k
All the same features and luxury you loved from before, in a locally assembled package
Kia Corporation and Bermaz Auto Berhad (BAuto) had announced their partnership in April of last year and with it, news that they would locally assemble three models including the 2022 CKD Kia Carnival, and now, Kia has made good on that promise.
That’s right, the very first, locally assembled, 2022 CKD Kia Carnival has just rolled out of the Inokom Plant in Kulim, Kedah and it is also the very first locally assembled Kia after the partnership between Kia Corporation and BAuto.
The 2022 CKD Kia Carnival is slated to officially launch in Malaysia soon and will be made available in either a 7-seater or 8-seater configuration. This car will still be powered by the same 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine and 8-speed automatic transmission as before. This puts out 199hp and 440Nm of torque.
Also just as before, the 2022 CKD Kia Carnival retains all it’s high tech and luxurious features including front and rear heated and ventilated seats, premium relaxation seats in the second row that fully recline, 12-speaker Bose® sound system, mesmerizing ambient lighting, a 12.3-inch infotainment system, one-touch smart power sliding doors and a smart power tailgate.
Being a family mover, the 2022 CKD Kia Carnival comes jam packed with many safety features in an extensive Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) that comes as standard.
This system includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Junction Turning, Smart Cruise Control (SCC), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), High Beam Assist (HBA) and Safe Exit Assist (SEA).
Kia Asia Pacific President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ted Lee said, “The roll-out of the Kia Carnival in CKD form was an important milestone in the marque’s renaissance in Malaysia. We are delighted to welcome the first Kia model produced here at Inokom for the Malaysian and ASEAN markets. The Kia Carnival marks a new beginning for the Kia brand and showcases all the hallmarks of our products, superior design, smart technology and an impressive driving experience.”
“The consumer’s response to the fully imported Kia Carnival 11-seater variant launched in January has been very encouraging and we are confident that the consumers will be equally enthusiastic about the CKD Kia Carnival. We believe these CKD variations will serve the differing needs and expectations of those in the market for a modern and luxurious multi-purpose vehicle”. added Dato’ Wong Kin Foo, Managing Director of Dinamikjaya Motors Sdn. Bhd.
What do you think of the all new 2022 CKD Kia Carnival? Do you prefer CBU units or do you think CKD units are better, I guess the sales numbers will answer that question in due time.