The all-new 2022 Kia Carnival can be yours from RM196,340
Dinamikjaya Motors Sdn Bhd, the new distributor for Kia here in Malaysia, is kicking the new year off with quite a bang. The all-new 2022 Kia Carnival has an official price tag that starts from RM196,340 (OTR price excluding insurance + 50% SST exemption which will last until the end of June 2022).
The fourth-generation Kia Carnival is available in one spec, which is the 2.2L Diesel 11-seater variant. That's completely fine in our books considering that this variant is arguably considered a luxury for a people carrier. Producing 199hp at 3,800rpm and 440Nm of torque from 1,750rpm, the turbo-diesel unit is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Housed within the brand's latest 'N3' platform which is said to be lighter, stronger, and quieter than ever, the 2022 Kia Carnival not only provides great ride comfort for all occupants, but also enhanced driving dynamics for those who prefer to sit behind the steering wheel. Even though it can sit up to 11, the Kia Carnival certainly doesn't look like those soccer moms' minivans from the yesteryears.
Looking more like an oversized SUV rather than an MPV, the new Carnival was able to pull off its slightly sportier facade thanks to a shorter front overhang and repositioned A-pillars to create a longer hood. It also has a slightly longer wheelbase, which also contributes to its overall sportiness together with bold lines on the sides, wheel arches, 'island roof' design, and of course, its 'Tiger Face' with that 'tiger nose' iconic grille from Kia.
On the inside, the new Carnival offers great flexibility and space thanks to multiple configurations from the 11 available seating positions. It also comes with Smart Power Sliding Doors and Lift Gate which can also be controlled via its Smart Key. Infotainment can be modulated via its 12.3-inch LCD touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus wireless charging, multi-Bluetooth connectivity, and seven USB ports.
The usual safety specs like seven SRS airbags, ABS, stability control, and traction control are all readily available, including some advanced electronic driving aids like Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA).
Directly imported from South Korea, the 2022 Kia Carnival is available in six different colour options - Astra Blue, Silky Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Snow White Pearl, Panthera Metal, and Flare Red. All newly-registered Carnivals will come with a five-year warranty or 100,000km (whichever comes first) as well as free scheduled maintenance during the same time period.