After Thailand, 2021 Kia Grand Carnival now heads to Indonesia, Malaysia waits

Sanjay · Feb 8, 2021 01:00 PM

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Just a couple of months since its Thailand launch, Indonesia will be next to introduce the all-new 2021 Kia Grand Carnival, according to data found on Indonesia's Samsat website. 

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The Samsat is akin to our Road Transport Department (JPJ) site, with a very brief description of upcoming models. If you recall, it's how we learnt about the Indonesian-spec 2021 Honda City Hatchback hitting the archipelago.

So what about the Indonesian-specs Grand Carnival?

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For one, the '2.2' suffix points towards the MPV being powered by the same powertrain as the Thai-specs one - which means a 2.2-litre Smartstream turbodiesel (204 PS / 441 Nm) mated to a 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission. 

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And if the Indonesian-spec MPV mirrors the Thai-spec one in other aspects, customers can expect plenty of standard goodies, just to name a few:

  • Leather seats
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support
  • Hands-free power sliding doors
  • Remote one-touch bootlid
  • 360-degree camera

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In Thailand, the range-topping variant comes with advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) features, such as: 

  • Smart cruise control with stop-and-go
  • Blind spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert (BSM, RCTA)
  • Lane keeping assist (LKA)
  • Forward collision warning (FCW)

Does this mean Malaysia is getting it soon?

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Malaysian-specs Grand Carnival.

Still rather unlikely, as we only received the 11-seater variant of the Grand Carnival last year. That, and don't forget that Kia's Malaysian operations still hang very much in limbo.

Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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