android, facts & figures: 2022 kia carnival ckd launched in malaysia – from rm231,229

The fourth-generation Kia Carnival, which officially debuted in Malaysia earlier this year, is now making a reintroduction in our country as a locally-assembled (CKD) model. The CKD 2022 Kia Carnival will be offered in three variants with two different seating configurations, priced starting from RM231,229 here in Malaysia.

The existing 11-seater model will continue to be offered here, and will remain in the existing fully-imported (CBU) form.

EXTERIOR

In terms of appearance, not much has really changed on the 2022 Kia Carnival CKD, with the only differences being the smaller, more car-like wing mirrors, as well as the new LED full-width tail lights at the back, both of which are standard across the range.

All other exterior equipment are also shared across the CKD variant line-up, and they include:

Automatic LED headlightsNew LED Rear combination taillightsLED front fog lightsAutomatic windshield wipersDual power sliding doors with smart entry systemSmart power tailgate18-inch alloy wheelsExterior colour options: Astra Blue, Sonic Silver, Meteor Gray, Jet Black, Snowflake White Pearl

PERFORMANCE

All variants of the 2022 Kia Carnival CKD will be powered by the same 2.2-litre inline-four turbodiesel engine, as found in the existing 11-seater variant.

Engine: 2,151 cc, turbocharged inline-four, DieselTransmission: 8-speed automaticDriveline: Front-engine, front-wheel driveMax horsepower: 199 hp @ 3,800 rpmMax torque: 440 Nm @ 1,750 – 2,750 rpmTop speed: 190 km/hRated fuel consumption: 6.5 l/100 km

INTERIOR

The new locally-assembled 2022 Kia Carnival will be offered in either a seven- or eight-seater configuration, with the former exclusive to the range-topping High trim level.

The seven-seater model gets two captain seat-style “Premium Relaxation seats” for the second row, while the eight-seater variants are equipped with a 40:20:40 split-folding, sliding, and detachable seats, which can also be reconfigured to face rearwards.

As for the third row seats, they are 60:40 split-folding, reclinable, and can also be folded flat into the floor for an extended boot space at the back. With the fourth-row seats now gone, both second- and third-row passengers now also benefit from additional legroom.

The equipment breakdown between the variants is as follows:

Standard Equipment, 8-seater MID

  • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 12-speaker Bose sound system
  • 4.2-inch TFT multi-info display
  • Reverse camera
  • Electric parking brake
  • Dual-zone front automatic climate control
  • Single-zone rear automatic climate control
  • Rear sunshade
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • 8-way power-adjustable front seats, 2-way lumbar support for driver
  • 7 USB ports

8-seater HIGH (adds)

  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 360-degree surround-view monitor
  • Memory function for driver seat
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • LED interior lighting
  • 360-degree surround view monitor
  • Dual power sunroof

7-seater HIGH (adds)

  • Premium Relaxation seats for second row, with heating and ventilation functions
  • Leather upholstery

SAFETY

The Kia Drive Wise advanced driver assistance suite is offered exclusively on the two higher-end HIGH variants, with features including:

Autonomous emergency braking with junction turning supportSmart Cruise ControlLane Keeping Assist and Lane Following Assist (lane centring)Blind-spot collision-avoidance assistRear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assistDriver attention warningHigh-beam assist

PRICING

The new 2022 Kia Carnival CKD will be locally-assembled at the Inokom Assembly plant in Kulim, Kedah, managed by the new joint-venture company, Kia Malaysia. Pricing for the Kia Carnival variants in Malaysia are as follows, on-the-road, without insurance:

11-seater (CBU) – RM196,3418-seater MID – RM231,2298-seater HIGH – RM247,2297-seater HIGH – RM261,229

Included in the price is also a five-year/100,000 km warranty with free scheduled maintenance programme.


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