South Korean automotive manufacturer, Kia has launched Grand Carnival in Pakistan in collaboration with its local partner Yunus Brothers Group forming Kia Lucky Motors Pakistan. Grand Carnival is a one of its kind vehicle which is expected to develop its category in Pakistan auto industry.
As per company’s local website, the vehicle is equipped with 3.3-liter engine mated to a 6-speed auto transmission that produces 270 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 318 Nm of torque at 5,200.
Moreover, the dimensions of the vehicle are 5,115 x 1,985 x 1,767 (L x W x H(with roof rack))mm.
Kia Grand Carnival comes with features such as steering wheel remote controls (Bluetooth handsfree, auto cruise control), push-button start, cluster (3.5˝ mono TFT screen), dual Sunroof, tri-zone climate control, dual airbags, infotainment system, power seats, cruise control, and overhead console to name a few.
Other salient features are as follow:
- Full auto air conditioning with independent 3-zone control
- Sliding door button
- Smart key remote
- Auto defog system
- Conversation mirror
- Heated steering wheel
- Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- High-Performance Damper (HPD)
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
- Rear view camera
- Fog lamps
- Rear spoiler
- Shark fin antenna
The Grand Carnival is being offered at a starting price of PKR 3,999,000 for the standard version and PKR 4,799,000 for the Ex (high spec) version. Kia Lucky Motors has inaugurated its first dealership in Pakistan today at main Shahra-e-Faisal Karachi close to the Baloch Colony Bridge. It is said that they are expected to open dealerships in Lahore and Faisalabad very soon.
Positive news for car customers, Kia is changing trends by offering more in Pakistan. Not talking about just features here, Kia is offering four years or 100,000 km warranty which speaks volumes about the confidence they have in their product. This beats the current industry trend by far and should surely give more confidence to the customers about the quality Kia is offering. Not just this, to top it all they are offering two free services as well.
We are excited about what will be next after the Grand Carnival since Kia has an award-winning global lineup of vehicles! We were also seeing some characteristic Kia cars being tested on the roads like Rio and Picanto. While the Kia Grand Carnival is available for test drive and sale in Karachi, Kia Motors is also offering test drives for the much awaited Kia Sportage which is not available for sale as of now. It looks like people will have to wait long before they can own a Sportage, yet they can take a test drive. All you have to do is register using the Kia Konnect app, and you will be all set to drive!
In addition to this, the commercial Pickup Truck called Frontier(k2700) has also been launched by the company, which looks to have a promising future. Nevertheless, Grand Carnival is in the limelight for now. Let’s see how this new car performs in Pakistan. Stay tuned for more updates.