Introduced just last month, the Kia Grand Carnival 2.2D SX is the range-topping variant for the locally-assembled MPV range. We now bring you a full gallery of the variant, which is priced at RM188,888 on-the-road excluding insurance.

Like the base 2.2D KX, the SX features a 2.2 litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that outputs 190 hp at 3,800 rpm and 440 Nm of torque at 1,750 to 2,750 rpm. It is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with drive going to the front wheels.

Among the highlights of the SX are HID projector headlamps (with LED positioning lights) that are a step up from the base KX’s halogen units. You’ll also get snazzy 19-inch Chrome Sputtering alloy wheels, an upgrade from the 18-inch set on the KX, along with chrome pins for the front grille. Colour options include two new paint colours – Blackberry, which replaces Titanium Brown, and Silky Silver – exclusive to the SX.

Moving inside, the SX comes with two-tone burgundy leather seats accompanied by wood grain trim. A Rear Entertainment System with WiFi connectivity is also present here, which joins the standard eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system and six-speaker audio system.

Other standard features include powered sliding rear doors, heated steering wheel, keyless entry with start and rear-view camera. Unique to the SX are 12-way powered front seats and a sliding centre console tray in the second row.

The price mentioned at the start includes a five-year/unlimited mileage manufacturer’s warranty and the company’s ‘Value 5’ scheme. We’ve already had a go in the eight-seater, and you can find out our thoughts about it in our video review. For full specifications of the CKD Kia Grand Carnival, check out CarBase.my.