2019 Kia Grand Carnival facelift in M’sia, from RM156ok

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The Kia Grand Carnival facelift has quietly snuck its means onto Malaysian soil and the Kia Malaysia web site, revealing a barrage of apparatus in addition to a beginning worth of RM155,888 (earlier than insurance coverage). That’s solely marginally larger than the 2017 mannequin, which price from RM154ok (with GST) at launch.

The up to date MPV, which made its homeland debut earlier in March, is obtainable in eight-seat configuration right here in Malaysia. As earlier than, two variants – KX and SX – might be provided.

Each variants share the identical 2.2 litre CRDI turbodiesel engine, producing 200 PS and 441 Nm of torque. A brand new eight-speed computerized transmission, which replaces the older six-speed unit, is employed to ship energy to the entrance wheels.

Design-wise, the Grand Carnival KX will get the identical Tiger Nostril grille (the SX will get a mesh-type radiator grille) that’s joined by a newly-designed halogen projector headlamps with LED DRLs and a reprofiled entrance bumper. The place the KX will get halogen fog lamps, the SX will get “ice dice” fashion LED fog lamps.

Around the facet, it sits on 18-inch silver alloys from earlier than, and the SX will get a machined two-tone end of the identical wheels as an alternative of chromed 19-inch items from the outgoing mannequin. On the again, there are new graphics of the LED tail mild clusters, in addition to a brand new bumper design with built-in reflectors and fog lamps.

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On the within, normal options embrace handbook cloth seats with two-way powered lumbar adjustment, electrochromic rear view mirror, sunshade blinds for the second and third row seats, USB and auxiliary inputs, powered sliding doorways in addition to leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel. The SX will get a extra premium wooden and leather-based steering wheel.

For the KX, there’s a seven-inch show audio system with Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionalities, tri-zone auto local weather management, digital parking brake (no extra foot brake lever), Good Tailgate and heated steering wheel. Additionally added listed here are USB fast-charging port and a big storage compartment behind the centre console.

A brand new Energetic Eco mode (normal for each fashions) has been built-in into the revised centre tunnel which, when depressed, will routinely alter engine, transmission and air-conditioning system to attain optimum gasoline effectivity. Primarily based on the web site, the up to date Carnival additionally seems to return with heated and ventilated entrance seats, however the characteristic will possible be accessible completely on the SX.

Additionally unique to the SX is a extra superior eight-inch infotainment show, eight-way powered entrance seats with reminiscence operate, Qi wi-fi charging tray for appropriate smartphones, and leather-based upholstery.

For security, there’s a reverse digicam (normal on the SX and KX), Blind Spot Collision Warning with Rear Cross-Visitors Collision Warning, Hill-start Help Management, ESC, and anti-pinch characteristic for all 4 energy home windows. There additionally three Isofix factors – two on the outer center row, and yet another on the motive force’s facet of the final row. How’s this for a household automotive, people?

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