KUALA LUMPUR – March 24, 2017: The official distributor for Kia vehicles in Malaysia, Naza Kia Sdn Bhd has officially launched its latest eight-seater multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), the Kia Grand Carnival yesterday.
The model comes in three variant: the entry-level 2.2D, the mid-level 2.2CRDI KX and the high-end 2.2 CRDI EX. Each are priced at RM153,888, RM169,888 and RM182,888 respectively.
The group’s chief operating officer Datuk Samson Anand George, at the launch, said he was confident that the affordable MPV will set an upward tone and direction of Naza Kia Malaysia’s sales for 2017.
“We know that consumers have become more conscious in their spending on cars so that is why we are coming out with an affordable model,” said Samson during his keynote address.
All variant are equipped with projector halogen headlamps, front and rear fog lamps, LED-type rear combination lamps, electric-folding side mirrors and a shark fin antenna.
The highest-spec 2.2 CRDI EX adds on a roof rack, and gets a black radiator grill with chrome accents. On the KX and 2.2D, the grill is plain black.
The base 2.2D is equipped with manually-operated sliding rear doors and a standard key fob, while the 2.2 CRDI KX brings power sliding doors, keyless operation (entry with push-start) into the equation.
The 2.2 CRDI EX adds a smart power tailgate on top of that.
Inside, standard fit items include a 3.5-inch Supervision TFT-mono OLED instrument cluster, 4.3-inch TFT colour touchscreen entertainment system and a six-speaker audio system with USB and AUX-in connectivity, though Bluetooth isn’t included.
As for the front seats, the 2.2 CRDI KX (and 2.2D) are of the manual adjustment variety, with powered lumbar support being available for the driver side seat. Meanwhile, the 2.2 CRDI EX gets a powered 12-way front driver’s seat, with the passenger side being a manual unit.
Safety-wise, all variants of the Grand Carnival come equipped with six airbags (dual front, side and curtain), front and rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, ABS and hill assist control as standard.
Three colours are available for the Grand Carnival – Snow White Pearl, Aurora Black Pearl and Titanium Brown.