The South Korean Automaker KIA has made a comeback to the Pakistan’s automotive market with the launch of 2018 Kia Grand Carnival. To the delight of automotive enthusiasts, Kia Lucky Motors has launched the KIA Grand Carnival 2018 in Pakistan which is considered to be a lifestyle vehicle that offers a bit more in almost every department.
KIA Grand Carnival is a masterpiece of design and it redefines the potential of an MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) with stunning good looks and exceptional performance features. Kia has not jumped in the mainstream market with a traditional sedan, hatchback or an SUV, but has brought something completely unique and special in KIA Grand Carnival to set new benchmarks for design, performance and technologies in the MPV segment of vehicles. Kia Grand Carnival is an exciting new addition to the Pakistan car market as it offers the capacity of a large MPV yet boasts the stylish looks and state-of-the-art technologies of a modern day CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle). KIA already sold few units of this valuable vehicle.
KIA Lucky Motors has finally launched the very first dealership in Karachi Pakistan
KIA Grand Carnival has been launched in Pakistan just a day ago and Automark’s editor got an opportunity to visit KIA’s 1st dealership at Shahrah-e-Faisal in Karachi and took a detailed view of the displayed vehicles at floor of this stunning MPV.
Automark Pakistan, learn that the reason behind launching a full-size MPV in the Pakistani market and how KIA plans to address the needs of Pakistani Car buyers. We understand KIA might wants to bring something new and unconventional yet performance-centric, stylish and purposeful for Pakistani car buyers and the launch of KIA Grand Carnival is the first step in the direction of achieving their goal. This may be company’s first step in local market, they have to go-head with more variants in near future.
KIA has already sold few units on the very first day, in our opinion the price of this vehicle is very reasonable specially considering the good engine capacity, while in Pakistan there is no availability of this type of vehicle in this category and price.
What Makes the 2018 KIA Grand Carnival a Special Vehicle to Look Forward to?
KIA Grand Carnival provides the car buyers in Pakistan with an option to buy a vehicle that offers state-of-the-art luxury and convenience features, a high-performance engine and a stylish design, all in one package, at an affordable price. It is a vehicle that fits with every lifestyle and it can also be an excellent choice for a commercial vehicle which adds to the utility of this amazing addition to the Pakistan car market.
Performance-wise, KIA Grand Carnival comes with a powerful V6 engine that delivers a comfortable ride regardless of the driving conditions. The vehicle can double as an urban commute as well as an off-roader of choice, which means you can enjoy long road trips with your family and friends or take the KIA Grand Carnival to adventure trips in the northern areas of Pakistan for limitless thrill and fun.
Let’s now discuss in detail the design, performance and technological features of the KIA Grand Carnival available in Pakistan and understand what makes KIA Grand Carnival a breathtaking Multi-Purpose Vehicle.
Design of the 2018 KIA Grand Carnival
The design of the KIA Grand Carnival 2018 is both stylish and purposeful. It makes a clear style-statement with sharp curves and lines that cover the whole exterior of the vehicle while the interior features a delightful cabin that is home to a number of advanced technologies and convenience features.
With an elegant appeal, the Kia Grand Carnival boasts a sleek and stylish design that turns heads wherever the vehicle goes. The exterior looks stunning with a number of breathtaking features that make the Kia Grand Carnival an absolute standout. The large tiger-nose grille with chrome accents at the front-end makes the vehicle look sporty and agile. A large air dam below the grille adds to the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle and improves the engine cooling function at the same time. The hood features two sharp lines that flow towards the windshield from the headlights. A character-line covers the sides of the vehicle and goes all the way back towards the taillights to make for an edgy and stylish exterior.
Some of the other standout exterior features of the Kia Grand Carnival 2018 include:
• LED Positioning Headlamps with LED Fog Lamps
• 17-inch Alloy Wheels as standard
• Body Color Door Handles
• Rear Spoiler
• Availability in six colors including Aurora Black, Silky Silver, Clear White, Snow White Pearl, Deep Chroma Blue and Panthera Metal
Interior of the Kia Grand Carnival 2018 has been built around the comfort of driver and passengers. The Kia Grand Carnival has been designed to be spacious and comfortable. It has a seating capacity of 11 passengers with ample legroom and headroom available for all passengers. As mentioned earlier, the interior of 2018 Kia Grand Carnival is home to a variety of advanced comfort and convenience features. Some of the standout interior features in the Kia Grand Carnival include 7-inch Infotainment Display, 3.5-inch Mono TFT Cluster, Bluetooth, 4-Speaker Audio System, Dual Sunroof, Tri-zone Climate Control, Voice Recognition System, optimized driver controls and a lot more. Every ride with Kia Grand Carnival becomes a memorable one with features such as Heated Steering Wheel, 8-way Power Adjustable Front Seats with 4-way Lumbar Support, Heated and Ventilated Front Seats and Leather Upholstery. All in all, Kia Grand Carnival boasts a breathtaking interior that caters to the needs of driver and passengers.
Performance and Variants of Kia Grand Carnival
KIA Lucky Motors has launched the 2018 KIA Grand Carnival in Pakistan in two variants. One of them is the standard LX variant while the other one is the high-end EX variant. The engine specifications remain the same for both of the variants. Kia Grand Carnival comes with a high-performance 3.3 Liter Lambda II GDi V6 Engine that produces 270 horsepower and 318Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission while the advanced McPherson Strut Suspension is also available in the Kia Grand Carnival for an enhanced driving experience. These are stellar specifications, which can only be found in some of the imported flagship vehicles available in Pakistan and this what makes Kia Grand Carnival an absolute standout in the large vehicle segment of the Pakistan market.
KIA Grand Carnival is a modern-day vehicle that is technology-driven and features a number of advanced safety technologies. These safety technologies and driver-assistance system make every ride safe and justify the family car appeal of the 2018 Kia Grand Carnival.
Some of the noteworthy safety technologies available in the Kia Grand Carnival 2018 have been listed below:
• Cruise Control
• Blind Spot Detection
• Hill Start Assist Control
• Electronic Stability Control
• High-performance Damper
• Front and Rear Parking Sensors
• Rear View Camera
• Auto Defog System
Price and Availability
The KIA Grand Carnival is now available in Pakistan at the company-owned dealerships of KIA Lucky Motors until stock lasts. KIA Lucky Motors offers four years or 100,000 km warranty for the KIA Grand Carnival, which is an excellent initiative, considering this is a new entrant in the car market and it will take time for KIA to establish trust amongst car buyers in Pakistan. The standard LX version is available at the price of PKR 3,999,000 while the high-end EX variant is available at the price of PKR 4,799,000.