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Kia Carnival MPV 2020 Vs Toyota Innova Crysta. 7 Seater MPV Segment to be redefined by Kia Carnival

Kia Carnival MPV 2020 Vs Toyota Innova Crysta. 7 Seater MPV Segment to be redefined by Kia Carnival

Kia Carnival MPV set for Launch in India in 1st Quarter of 2020. Know how it stacks up against Toyota Innova Crysta in 7 Seater Space, Features, Engine Performance and Styling


Kia Carnival

Toyota Innova was launched way back in 2006 and considered as benchmark in 7 Seater MPV Segment due to class leading space, relative comfortable 3rd row, Reliability. 

But things going to be lot different from 2020 as Kia Motor set to redefine 7 Seater MPV Segment by launching Kia Carnival MPV in 2020.  

Here are Top 5 Facts about Carnival MPV - which can be on radar of 7 Seater Segment Car Buyers looking for notch above in MPV Vehicle Segment


Space: Look at the specification difference

  Toyota Innova Crysta Kia Carnival
Length 4735 mm 5115 mm
Width 1830 mm 1985 mm
Height 1795 mm 1740 mm
Wheelbase 2750 mm 3060 mm
Boot Space with all 3 Rows up 300 Litre 900 Litre estimated

As can be seen that Kia Carnival is good 380 mm longer, 155 mm Wider giving better shoulder room and has much longer wheelbase of 310 mm. Although in height is 55 mm shorter which can rather give Carnival a better aero-dynamics. Boot Space is almost 3 times as that found in Crysta

Expect the space and comfort of seating in all 3 rows to be unmatched with Kia Carnival to emerge as new benchmark in space in 7 Seater MPV Vehicle Segment

Engine : A Bigger car needs more Power and Kia Carnival to emerge as one with even higher Power and Torque on disposal

  Toyota Innova Crysta Kia Carnival
Engine 2.4 Lit (MT) / 2.8 Lit (AT) 2.2 Litre
Power 150 PS / 174 PS 202 PS
Torque 343 NM / 360 NM 440 NM
Transmission 5 Speed MT, 6 Speed AT 6 Speed MT, Auto

Also, Kia Carnival to be introduced in BS6 Compliant Diesel Engine, while Toyota can also upgrade Innova Crysta with BS6 Engine at near similar time

Features: To get Electric Sliding Doors as the only other MPV from Benz V Class priced 3 times of Carnival, even bigger 10.25 Inch Touchscreen with Uvo connect which feels more advanced, Heads up display, Memory Function on Driver Seat, Air Purifier, LED Lights and lot more


Looks, Cabin Aesthetics: Cabin can certainly feel more Plush, Exterior Looks feels more stylish, Tiger Nose Grille


Price: Prices not going to be economical, We anticipate Kia Carnival MPV can likely be introduced from Rs 18 Lakh to 27 Lakh ex-showroom Price zone, which is relatively at premium over Toyota Innova Crysta. The On road price can well surpass 30 Lakh psychological barrier for top end model.

It can be a MPV for those who seek exquisite styling, features, space and considering to pay price for it

Kia Carnival MPV or Toyota Innova Crysta

Despite of been more Space, Powerful Engine and advanced Features still it would be a whole lot difficult to displace Toyota Innova Crysta from top slot. Reasons

  • Unmatched Reliability which Toyota Innova Crysta enjoys. It a car with close to 14 years legacy in Indian Market and enjoys top slot for Niggle free Ownership and QDR - Quality, Durability and Reliability. Seems, a lot needs to be done by Kia especially in Prices, Value Proposition in Kia Carnival
  • Very High Resale Value of Innova Crysta. You simply cant go wrong with Innova Brand and Resale consideration
  • It will take a lot from buyer perspective to spend extra moolah over Trusted Innova Crysta Prices and buy a 1 year old brand

Still, reserving final comments for 2020 when this MPV will be launched in Indian Market to experience same in drive, handling and match it basis Price Point for a final recommendation call.

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