Kia Grand Carnival Overview
The third generation Kia Grand Carnival is a 5-door full size multipurpose vehicle (MPV). Locally assembled in Malaysia since 2018, three variants were initially introduced but the 8-seater KX and EX variant has since been dropped from the original line up. The latest model is only made available in the sole 2.2 D guise and is capable of seating up to 11 occupants at its maximum capacity.
The first-generation model started out life as the Kia Ria in Malaysia under the Naza-Kia joint venture and is also known as the Kia Sedona in the North American market. The South Korean MPV presents a more affordable alternative to the more premium Japanese rivals like the Toyota Vellfire, Toyota Alphard and the Honda Odyssey. The Kia Grand Carnival is priced from RM 179,888 and goes head-to-head against the similarly priced Hyundai Grand Starex.