If you're shopping for an MPV, here's why you should consider the Kia Carnival

Eric · Jun 14, 2022 02:15 PM

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If you’re in the market for a large people mover and find the usual recond options a tad bit too mainstream, then perhaps the 2022 Kia Carnival would be a better fit.

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Prices of the Kia Carnival start from below the RM 200k mark and packs 202 PS and 440 Nm, it has more poke than most recond / grey import options at a similar engine capacity.

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With a design that looks more like a crossover than MPV, there’s nothing quite like the Kia Carnival on the roads. Furthermore, the Carnival isn't as flashy as those Japanese MPVs; instead, it looks regal and ready to pounce. 

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But that’s not all – the Kia Carnival is longer and wider than its core Japanese rivals, so road presence is all but guaranteed.

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Stepping inside and you’re greeted with a surprisingly upmarket cabin, one that offers high-quality materials with a solid build.

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In fact, it is a massive departure over the utilitarian look of the predecessor model. So much so that the Carnival’s cabin feels like a massive step-up over its Japanese rivals, as the cabin of the two Japanese MPVs are a tad bit long in the tooth.

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And with 11 seats in tow, ferrying everyone in your family (maybe even with your in-laws) won’t be an issue.

Product attributes aside, Dinamikjaya Motors, Bermaz Motor’s new subsidiary responsible for Kia models in Malaysia, is paying close attention to the aftersales aspect as well.

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Low mileage on a used / recond car is a red flag

In the case of a recond / grey import Toyota Alphard / Toyota Vellfire, their vehicle history is questionable at best, as there are a lot of aspects that a recond dealer can tamper with a grey import MPV, including mileage and auction sheet tampering.

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However, with a brand-new Kia Carnival, Dinamikjaya Motors is offering a 5-year / 100,000-km warranty for a brand-new unit. On top of that, Dinamikjaya Motors is also throwing in a free 5-year scheduled maintenance package, inclusive of labour, parts, and lubricants.

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That said, if 11 seats are a bit too many and you prefer a bigger boot, fret not as Dinamikjaya Motors has plans for a 7-/8-seater, locally-assembled (CKD) version of the Kia Carnival.

Also Read: 11 seats too many? The CKD 7-seater Kia Carnival could be launched in Malaysia soon

Come check out the Kia booth at the upcoming WapCar Auto Show Exhibition, which is set take place from 1-3 July 2022.

Those who are amongst the first 300 bookings made at the event will receive attractive gifts - ranging from DDPai dashcams, Trapo air purifiers, INFINITY by Harman speakers, IGL Coastings paint protection, Karcher car wash products, DK Schweizer custom leather upholstery, and more.

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There is also a free welcome gift for the first 2,000 visitors who register for the event.

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The exhibition will take place at the outdoor piazza of Pavilion Bukit Jalil, and visitors are encouraged to park at Entrance C.

Other exhibitors include Mazda, Peugeot, and Mercedes-Benz.

Eric

Editor

Started from the IT industry but somehow managed to find his way into the automotive industry. If he’s not gaming, he’s constantly tinkering with his daily/weekend car.

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