Kia has established its authority well in the Indian market. With only two variants Kia Seltos and Kia Carnival, being sold in India, offer a wide variety of features. Safety has always been an essential part of the automobile industry, and Kia Motors has always taken care of the safety of the passengers in their vehicles. Kia Carnival already received a 5-star rating from the ANCAP crash test for its previous models, but the new Kia Carnival was yet to receive the rating.
The New Zealand branch of Kia Motors set up a single crash test in which they tested the vehicle for vertical crash tests. Instead of conducting the traditional head-on collision test to check the car’s impact-absorbing capabilities, they used a crane to set up the vehicle at 12.6 meters. The Kia Carnival was aligned 90 degrees from the surface and hit the floor at 56 kmph. The experiment proved the impact-absorbing safety feature of the vehicle with the bonnet and bumper taking most of the damage and absorbing the impact.
The front end took most of the damage, protecting the rear seats from being affected. The airbags of the car were also deployed within milliseconds of impact. The safety zones took most of the damage with the dummies inside, facing minimal injuries. The Kia Carnival MVP is genuinely an incredible vehicle with best in class comfort and now with the best safety features. The video footage was posted online by the Kia social media handles. The Indian models offer a range of seating patterns with a six-seater variant, seven-seater variant, and a nine-seater variant. It features a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine producing 220 PS at 440 Nm of torque. Kia is also planning to revamp its line-up by introducing the next-gen Kia Carnival in 2021.