19 May 2021: India-bound Kia Carnival bags 5-star rating in ANCAP crash test
The fourth-generation Kia Carnival has received a 5-star safety rating in a crash assessment conducted by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
The results state that the MPV scored an adult and child occupant protection of 90% and 88%, respectively. These results are valid for all the variants of the new Carnival sold in Australia and New Zealand.
Here are more details.
Details: What safety features were available on the test model?
The Kia Carnival tested by the ANCAP was equipped with a slew of safety features, including side chest, side head, dual front, and driver knee airbags, seat-belt pre-tensioners, adaptive cruise control, ABS with EBD, and electronic stability control (ESC).
A blind-spot monitor, lane keep assist, roll stability system, lane departure warning, fatigue detection, and speed assistance were also available.
Exteriors: The car sports a 'Tiger Nose' grille
The 2021 Kia Carnival has an eye-catching 'island roof' look, featuring a body-colored roof, a sculpted bonnet, a 'Tiger Nose' grille with integrated headlights and LED DRLs, and a metallic-finished skid plate.
On the sides, the MPV is flanked by roof rails, ORVMs, blacked-out B-pillars, and 19-inch alloy wheels.
It comes in eight different color options and has a wheelbase of 3,090mm.
Fact: It is offered with a choice of three engines
The 2021 Carnival MPV is available with three engine options- a 3.5-liter GDi petrol mill that makes 290hp/355Nm, a 3.5-liter MPi petrol motor that generates 268hp/332Nm, and a 2.2-liter 'Smartstream' diesel unit that churns out 199.2hp of maximum power and 440Nm of peak torque.
Interiors: The vehicle can accommodate 11 people
The 2021 Kia Carnival has a luxurious cabin with space for up to 11 people. It offers dual-tone upholstery, a sunroof, leather seats, and auto climate control.
The vehicle houses a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for the latest connectivity facilities.
For ensuring the passengers' safety, multiple airbags, a parking camera, and crash sensors are available.
Fact: Kia Carnival: Pricing and availability
The pricing and availability details of the all-new Kia Carnival in India will be revealed at the time of launch later this year or in 2022. However, it should carry a significant premium over the outgoing model which starts at Rs. 24.95 lakh (ex-showroom).
Also see: 2022 Kia Carnival MPV announced in the US: Details here
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