Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Naza Kia Malaysia Set to Launch All New Grand Carnival before the end of the 1st quarter, 2017

Naza Kia Malaysia, who are the authorised distributors of Kia here has just announced that they will launch the all-new Kia Carnival MPV before the end of March 2017. According to the company, the Carnival will be the vehicle pushing up the sales of Kia Malaysia for the year. They forecast an increase of up to 25% for this year. Quite high hopes on this MPV by the looks of it. 



But having seen it on display at its first preview at a recent motorshow, as well as spotting it at the Naza Kia showroom in Taman Tun Dr Ismail in KL, the all-new Carnival is more luxurious than before. It is better equipped inside and out. Interior looks classy and a bit more premium than before. It also comes with Kia's strong and economical 2.2 liter turbodiesel engine for added performance and robustness. 

Unlike the previous Kia Carnival which we received many years ago (badged as a Naza Ria), this new one, which is actually two generations from the model that was sold here, has a 2.2 Litre CRDi variable geometry turbo-charged diesel engine provides 190 horsepower with 440 Nm of torque. This makes this new MPV a powerful and economical people mover. 

The Ria/Carnival in those days had a normally aspirated 2.5liter V6 petrol engine which was coupled to a 4 speed automatic. It was not an economical MPV to drive and had some teething issues. With the new 6 speed automatic coupled to the very torquey engine, this new Carnival could easily lug 8 people and a lot of luggage. Provided you can fit a lot luggage and 8 people at the same time that is. 

Basically, the launch of this new Carnival couldn't come at a better time for Naza Kia Malaysia. With this, it basically plugs another gap in the Kia range of cars here. Some may want the convenience of a premium equipped 7 (or 8) seater MPV rather than a 7 seater SUV like the Sorento or some other competitors.

All that they need to do is ensure that the price is competitive for now.




PRESS RELEASE
Naza Kia Malaysia Set to Launch All New Grand Carnival

The official distributor for Kia vehicles in Malaysia, Naza Kia Malaysia Sdn Bhd, is set to

launch the much anticipated All New Grand Carnival before the end of the first quarter of

 2017.

The launch of the All New Grand Carnival is set to make a bold entrance into the

MPV market segment. It will also spearhead and set the tone and direction of Naza

Kia Malaysia’s sales for 2017.

“Despite 2016 being a challenging year for Kia in Malaysia, we managed to contain a

better percentage than the national total industry volume’s negative growth. For

2017, we have forecasted our sales volume to increase by 25% and the All New

Grand Carnival will play a pivotal role in achieving this target,” said Dato’ Samson

Anand George, Group Chief Operating Officer, Automotive Group, Naza Corporation

Holdings Sdn Bhd.

The All New Grand Carnival will see a breath of fresh air in improvements in design

and styling both on the external and the interior. It is also fitted with top notch quality

materials with leather seats, power sliding door and tailgate, 3 rd row passenger easy

access system – one touch standing second row seats, push start button, HID head

lamps with Daytime Running Lights and improved safety features including 6

airbags, electronic stability control and hill-start assist system.

One notable key feature of the All New Grand Carnival is the engineers’ articulation

of the masterful use of space in the interior. This eight-seater handsome MPV offers

supreme comfort and generous legroom capacity with ample luggage space even

with eight adults on board. This 2.2 Litre CRDi variable geometry turbo-charged

diesel engine provides 190 horsepower with 440 Nm of torque, answering the calls

for both powerful and yet economical people mover.

Some of the alluring accolades of the All New Grand Carnival are the JD Power

Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) award, Top Safety Pick

from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the 2015 Ward’s 10

Best Interiors award. The MPV has also been awarded a maximum five-star safety

rating by independent crash test authority ANCAP and NHTSA (National Highway

Traffic Safety Administration).

Naza Kia Malaysia have open bookings for the All New Grand Carnival and can be

done at all Naza Kia outlets in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.

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