The Kia Carnival MPV Is Longer And Wider Than The Toyota Innova Crysta

The Kia Carnival is slated for launch on February 5 at Auto Expo 2020

  • The Kia Carnival is 380mm longer, 155mm wider and 55mm shorter than the Innova Crysta.
  • Features include rear electric sliding doors, panoramic sunroof and entertainment screens.
  • Will be powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that develops 202PS and 440Nm.
  • Prices for the Carnival are likely to start from Rs 27 lakh (on-road).

Ahead of an imminent launch at Auto Expo 2020, Kia’s Carnival MPV has been spotted undisguised yet again. The pictures give us a clearer idea of the vehicle’s relative size and road presence.


Compared to its chief rival, Toyota’s Innova Crysta, the Carnival is longer and wider. It also gets a 310mm longer wheelbase. That said, the Innova is 55mm taller than the Carnival.  


Kia Carnival (International-spec)

Toyota Innova Crysta




4735 mm 




1830 mm 




1795 mm






Sure, the styling is boxy and van-like but Kia has done well to give the Carnival some bling. The signature grille up front, the tasteful use of chrome, and the size-appropriate 10-spoke alloy wheels mean the big Kia will definitely turn heads.  


Based on the teaser, we know that the India-spec Kia Carnival will be offered with a luxurious 6-seater layout with captain seats. We expect Kia to offer 7- and 8-seater variants as well. The teaser also reveals key features of the upcoming MPV, including: 

  • Rear electric sliding doors

  • Panoramic sunroof

  • Touchscreen infotainment system

  • Dual-zone climate control

  • Cruise control

  • Coloured multi-info display

  • Rear seat entertainment screens (Likely to be optional equipment)

The India-spec Carnival will be powered by a BS6-compliant 2.2-litre CRDI engine that develops a healthy 202PS of power and 440Nm of torque. That’s more power and torque compared to the 2.4-litre engine in the BS6 Innova. The Carnival gets front-wheel drive and is expected to be offered with a 6-speed manual and an 8-speed automatic transmission.  


The Carnival is Kia’s second model in India after the successful Seltos SUV. It’s expected to be priced between Rs 27 lakh and Rs 36 lakh (on-road), slotting above the Innova Crysta in India.


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