R 2.2 Litre CRDi Diesel

Type Four cylinder in-line

Capacity 2.2-litre, 2,199cc

Bore and stroke 85.4 x 96.0 mm

Compression ratio 16.0:1

Max power 190bhp at 3,800 rpm

Max torque 440Nm at 1,750-2,750 rpm

Valves 16 (four per cylinder)

Transmission Six-speed automatic


Displacement 2,199cc
Max Power 193PS at 3,800rpm
Max Torque 440Nm at 1,750-2,750rpm


Gearing 16.59:1

Turns 3.27 lock-to-lock

Turning circle 11.2 meters

Type Hydraulic-powered steering, rack-and-pinion


Front 320 mm ventilated discs

Rear 324 mm solid discs

Suspension and damping


Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil springs and gas-fille shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

Fully-independent by subframe-mounted double wishbones, coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar




Overall length 5,115  Overall width* 1,985

Overall height 1,740 / 1,755*  Wheelbase 3,060

Front track 1,740  Rear track 1,747

Front overhang 955  Rear overhang 1,100

Ground clearance 171

*with roof rack


Head room 1st: 1,010  2nd: 1,000  3rd: 987

Leg room 1st: 1,040  2nd: 1,045  3rd: 885

Shoulder room 1st: 1,622  2nd: 1,602  3rd: 1,508

Hip room 1st: 1,506  2nd: 1,679  3rd: 1,269


Price (On the road without insurance)
2.2D EX: RM180,667.99
2.2D KX: RM161,191.63

Imp‍‍‍res‍‍‍sive All-Rounder

Completely redesigned from the ground up, the Grand Carnival introduces a wider-looking stance, a clean profile with CUV style, and Kia’s typically bold ‘face’. The new model was designed to offer a modern interpretation of the practical and versatile MPV, with a look that combines the on-road presence of a CUV with the luxury of a sedan.


Designed by Kia’s Korean design centre in Namyang, The all-new Kia Grand Carnival features a bold and distinctive CUV-style (crossover utility vehicle) design a‍‍‍nd substantially higher quality interior, and offers both greater use of space and a range of safety and convenience features.

The new Grand Carnival is a stylish new entrant into the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) category, offering greater luxury and sophistication and more power than the outgoing model, while providing seating for up to 11 occupants (depending on market). The new model is designed to appeal to style-conscious buyers of all ages who enjoy an active lifestyle.

In profile, the new model’s more upright grille is accompanied by a smoother, more swept-back silhouette than the second-generation model, with a long bonnet and an all-round glass area which rises gently, before narrowing after the C-pillar. The car’s sportier, horizontal shape is ‍‍‍aided by a strong crease that runs along the length of the car, more sculpted surfaces, and a small rear spoiler, ensuring the car conveys a more dynamic appearance than its predecessor.


The Grand Carnival’s sleeker profile is achieved with a longer wheelbase (+40 mm to 3,060) from its new chassis and lowering the overall height of the vehicle (‍‍‍-20 mm to 1,740 mm), introducing a higher degree of refinement and sophistication.


The interior of the new Grand Carnival is a ground-up new design, with a sophisticated, luxu‍‍‍rious cabin made up of higher quality materials and premium features and technology.

The new model’s cabin was styled by Kia’s North American design studio in Irvine, California, and takes ergonomic cues from luxury sedan cars, with a wide, wrap-around dashboard angled slightly towards the driver.

The dashboard offers a feeling of spacio‍‍‍usness in the cabin, with an emphasis on wide, horizontal forms to provide a modern look, echoed in the shape of the instrument cluster, fascia and highlights that run across the full length of the dashboard.

Designers cite first class air travel as a key influence behind the design and layout of the cabin, with elegant individual seats for front and second row passengers and overhead consoles and air conditioning vents to ensure maximum utility and comfort for all.

Despite the Grand Carnival’s slightly reduced height and length, the new model benefits from greater interior capacity than the outgoing vehicle, with a longer wheelbase and a range of intelligently-designed features to ensure a more efficient and flexible use of space for all occupants.

It also features Kia’s innovative ‘Stand-up’ seats in the second row, which allows the base cushion to fold forward and the rest of the seat to slide forward and ‘stand up straight’, allowing easier access to the third row in the back.Additional storage space in the cabin is particularly generous, with a large storage area under the front armrest to accommodate items as large as a laptop. The front passenger has access to two glove boxes for added utility, as well as a small document-sized tray built into the centre console.



Thicker soundproofing material has been added to the wheel arches and around the engine bay, while new under-floor panels better isolate the cabin from road and wind noise. A new floor carpet material further reduces the level of noise insi‍‍‍de the cabin, while wind noise is reduced in the new model as a result of repositioned windscreen wipers. As a result of these changes, the cabin of the new Grand Carnival is now 2.5 dB quieter than the outgoing model, and is supremely refined at high speeds and over long distances.

Colour Sele‍‍‍ction

Aurora Bla‍‍‍ck Pearl

Titanium Bro‍‍‍wn

Snow White Pearl

The new Grand Carnival is equipped with a range of advanced on-board technologies designed to improve the car’s capabilities and owner and occupant satisfaction.

A Smart Power Tailgate automatically opens when the key is ‘sensed’ in close proximity to the trunk, so owne‍‍‍rs can load their shopping bags or heavy objects straight into the vehicle, while the Grand Carnival’s two power-sliding rear doors also open at the touch of a button located on the driver’s overhead console.

A 5.0-inch TFT LCD touchscreen display is available, also fitted with a rear parking camera, and it also comes with a MP3 CD player, multimedia ports for USB and AUX-in connections. In the front row, a convex conversation mirror, positioned below the overhead console, allows the driver and front passenger to see what’s happening behind them, while giving the car a more social atmosphere at the same time.

Each passenger row can independently set its own air conditioning settings, while built-in sunshades for second and third row seating improve passenger comfort. There are numerous storage spaces throughout the cabin for greater practicality, including a large centre console storage, slide-open tray in the second row, and seat-back pockets. D‍‍‍epending on the number of seats fitted, there are between eight and 12 cupholders and 4 bottle holders positioned throughout the cabin.

Legroom is increased for all passengers, while lowered seat cushions counteract the loss in headroom resulting from the 20 mm lower roofline. The shape of the roof – which no longer slopes gently into the tailgate – also ensures that third row occupants enjoy greater headroom than before.

The cargo area grows by 77-litre to 960-lit‍‍‍re behind the third row of seats. This grows to 2,220-litre behind the second row and 4,022-litre when all rear passenger seats are stowed. Despite the lower roofline, the shape of the tailgate also enables a taller load-in height for the cargo bay.


The Grand Carnival’s 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine uses a nitrogen oxide reduction catalyst to regulate harmful emissions, while a low-speed, high-efficiency turbocharger improves performance and torque output at low-to-mid engine speeds.

The 2.2-litre engine now produces a significant 190bhp and 440Nm from 1,750 to 2,750 rpm, the engine range most commonly used by owners. NVH is also improved thanks to the addition of new acoustic covers for the engine block, diesel particulate-filter and drive chain case and a new sprocket rubber coating.

Equipped with a six-speed automatic, drivers can switch to a sequential manual shift mode for even greater driving control, while the Grand Carnival is equipped with a switchable ‘Active Eco’ drive mode. When activated, this automatically adjusts engine power, reprograms the transmission’s shift points, and limits the power of the heating and ventilation systems in order to maximise fuel efficiency.



Equipment Level

The new Grand Carnival features a stronger structure than the outgoing model, with improved crash safety performance, due in large part to a far greater proportion of ultra-high tensile steel – up from 7% of the bodyshell in the outgoing model to 52% in the all-new Grand Carnival.

A stronger core structure increases torsional rigidity by 174%, with the higher tensile strength steel used to reinforce the engine bay, A-, B-, C- and D-pillars, roof, rear subframe and floor. Careful application of the stronger steel, and newly-engineered crash structures throughout the vehicle, effectively lower the bodyshell weight while ensuring greater safety.

The amount of applied structural adhesives has also been increased sixty-fold in the third-generation car, while 830 stronger large-diameter welding points (the previous model employed only general welding points) further improve bodyshell and chassis strength.

The Grand Carnival is fitted with up to six airbags, with dual front, dual side and dual curtain airbags further enhancing occupant safety.

Passive and active safety measures adopted for the new model mean Kia’s engineers are targeting a five-star NCAP crash safety rating and a ‘Good’ rating from the USA’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).