Published on November 1st, 2023 | by Subhash Nair


Kia Carnival 11-Seater Now Locally-Assembled With RM198,500 Introductory Price

The Kia Carnival 11-seater variant is now locally-assembled with an equipment increase.

Shortly after taking over custodianship of the Kia brand, Dinamikjaya Motors introduced the Carnival as a fully-imported 11-seater model at a very attractive price of RM196K (RM200K as of 2023). Then, the company introduced locally-assembled variants at RM231K (8-seater), RM247K (8-seater High spec) and RM261K (7-seater High spec) while still selling the 11-seater as the most affordable, fully-imported model.

kia carnival mpv from the side

Now, the 11-seater Kia Carnival variant is locally-assembled with the only three noteworthy changes being a shift to black and grey upholstery, a smaller colour selection and a price bump to RM213,888. That being said, there’s a limited introductory selling price of RM198,500 inclusive of accessories. This temporary pricing is only available until the end of 2023.

In terms of equipment, the Kia Carnival 11-seater doesn’t differ from the CBU model, as far as we can tell. Under the hood, there’s the 2.2L four cylinder turbo diesel and 8-speed conventional automatic delivering a total of 199hp and 440Nm of torque.

Equipment list includes:

  • Black and Gray leatherette interior finishing
  • LED daytime running lights (DRLs)
  • Smart Power Sliding doors
  • Smart Power Liftgate
  • Smart key with one-button open/close functionality for rear sliding door and liftgate
  • 12.3-inch infotainment with Apple Carplay and Android Auto & multi-Bluetooth connectivity
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Seven USB ports
  • 7 SRS Airbags (Front & 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
  • Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Avoidance Assist (RCCA)

While the CBU version was originally available in 6 colours, the CKD version will come only in 4: Astra Blue, Snow White Pearl, Meteor Gray and Jet Black.

The same 5-year/100,000km manufacturer warranty and 5-years/100,000km Free Scheduled Maintenance coverage is included too.

Catch the new CKD model at the Bermaz Auto Showcase event happening between 1st – 5th November 2023 at Centre Court, Pavilion Bukit Jalil from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

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