Kia Carnival I (UP, GQ) (1999-2006) – batteries


Kia Carnival in version I (UP, GQ) was produced in the years 1999 – 2006. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Kia Carnival (1999-2006):

LayoutTerminal typesBase hold-down
0 – positive on the right side1Korean B1
0 – positive on the right side1B01
0 – positive on the right side1B0
As you can see, in case of Kia Carnival, even the basic parameters of the batteries (battery layout, terminal types and base hold-down) are not identical for all engine versions. For this reason, care must be taken to match the battery to a specific engine.

Kia Carnival I (UP, GQ) – petrol engines:
  • 2.4
  • 2.5 V6
  • 2.7
  • 3.5

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 2460 Ah540 A232x173x225 mmB0More
Exide ExcellEB60460 Ah390 A230x173x222 mmKorean B1More
Exide PremiumEA65465 Ah580 A230x173x222 mmKorean B1More
Varta Blue DynamicD4760 Ah540 A232x173x225 mmB0More
For the 2.4, 2.5 V6, 2.7 petrol engines and others from the above list, we select batteries measuring 230x173x222 mm or 232x173x225 mm with a capacity exceeding 57 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB604 which capacity is 60 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 390 A. The most powerful battery is Exide Premium EA654 of a capacity 65Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 580 A.

Kia Carnival I (UP, GQ) – diesel engines:
  • 2.9 CRDi
  • 2.9 TD

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 2895 Ah830 A306x173x225 mmB01More
Exide PremiumEA95495 Ah800 A306x173x222 mmKorean B1More
Exide ExcellEB95495 Ah720 A306x173x222 mmKorean B1More
Varta Blue DynamicG795 Ah830 A306x173x225 mmB01More
For the Kia Carnival with 2.9 CRDi or 2.9 TD diesel engines, we recommend batteries sized 306x173x222 mm or 306x173x225 mm, with a minimum capacity of 92 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Exide Excell EB954 of a capacity 95Ah and 720A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Varta Blue Dynamic G7 of a capacity 95 Ah, having 830A Cold Cranking Amps.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Kia Carnival , or if you want to help others in their selection, please send us a photo of your current battery in the comment section at the bottom of the page. You can also send the picture to contact@whatbattery.co.uk (we will place it in the comments to also help other users). Be sure to specify the car model, year, type, as well as the engine capacity and power. We’ll do our best to assist you!

See also information about other cars of this manufacturer

Kia Carens I (2000-2002) battery
Kia Carens II (2002-2006) battery
Kia Carens III (2006-2012) battery
Kia Carens IV (2013-) battery
Kia Carnival II (VQ) (2006-2014) battery
Kia Cee’d I (2006-2012) battery
Kia Cee’d II (2012-) battery
Kia Pro Cee’d I (2006-2012) battery
Kia Pro Cee’d II (2012-2018) battery
Kia Rio I (1999-2005) battery
Kia Rio II (2005-2011) battery
Kia Rio III (2011-2017) battery
Kia Shuma I (1997-2001) battery
Kia Shuma II (2001-2004) battery
Kia Sorento I (2002-2009) battery
Kia Sorento II (2009-2015) battery
Kia Soul I (2009-2013) battery
Kia Sportage I (1994-2002) battery
Kia Sportage II (2004-2010) battery
Kia Sportage III (2010-2015) battery


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