Kia Carens – All You Need To Know About The New MPV

Kia Carens All You Need To Know

Kia launched the new Carens in India on February 15, 2022. The starting price ranges from Rs 8.99 lakh-16.99 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom) depending on the variant. Kia’s aggressive pricing has put Carens right along the Marazzo, Maruti XL6 and Ertiga.

Kia Carens registered 19,000 bookings since pre-bookings opened, and around 7500 bookings in the first 24 hours of opening.

Carens is the fourth launch from the Company in India. It is offered in 5 variants, 3 engine options and 2 types of transmissions.

Carens is available with 6 and 7-seater options and in 5 different trim levels: Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus. It will rival models like the Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, Toyota Innova, Marazzo, MG Hector Plus and Mahindra XUV700 in its segment.

Dimensions

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Carens measures 4,540 mm in length, 1800 mm in width, 1700 mm in height, and sits on a 2780 mm wheelbase. Carens is 225mm longer than the Seltos and the wheelbase is 160 mm more than Seltos as well. It also has ample ground clearance.

Kia is calling Carens a ‘recreational vehicle’ as it looks like an MPV in profile and possesses SUV-inspired design elements.

Boot Space

  • Carens has 216 litres of luggage space when all three seats are up
  • With the third row down, it offers around 645 litres of space
  • With the second-row seats folded down, cargo space increases up to 1164 litres

Interiors

Carens comes as a standard 7-seater but the higher end variants also come as 6-seaters with captain seats in the second row.

The Carens is offered in 5 trims: Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus. Features such as air-con vents for all three rows, one-touch electric-assisted tumble function for the second-row seat are all offered with all the variants. Meanwhile, the higher trims additionally come with auto climate control, a 10.25-inch touchscreen with connected car tech, keyless go, cruise control, ventilated front seats, wireless phone charging, rearview camera, etc.

More Features of Kia Carens:

  • 5-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Auto climate control
  • 8-speaker Bose sound system
  • Multiple USB charging points
  • Ambient mood lighting
  • Spotlights
  • Rear table trays
  • Sunroof
  • Latest Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus and Bacteria protection unit in the second row

Safety Features of Kia Carens:

  • Six airbags
  • ABS
  • ESC
  • Hill-start and descent control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Engine and Transmission

Kia Carens is offered with three engine choices:

  • 115hp 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine
  • 140hp 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine
  • 115hp 1.5-litre diesel engine

Transmission options include a 6-speed manual gearbox that is offered as standard with all the engines while the turbo-petrol and diesel engines also get automatic gearbox as an option.

The turbo-petrol can be mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and the diesel with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

Carens delivers mileage up to 16.5 kmpl with the petrol engine and the diesel engine has a claimed fuel efficiency of around 21.5 kmpl. 

Price Range

Trims Petrol SmartStream 1.5L Turbo Petrol Smartstream 1.4L Diesel 1.5L CRDi VGT
Premium Rs 8.99 lakh Rs 10.99 lakh Rs 10.99 lakh
Prestige Rs 9.99 lakh Rs 11.99 lakh Rs 11.99 lakh
Prestige Plus 6MT- Rs 13.49 lakh

7DCT- Rs 14.59 lakh

Rs 13.49 lakh
Luxury Rs 14.99 lakh Rs 14.99 lakh
Luxury Plus (6/7-seater) 6MT- Rs 16.19 lakh

7DCT- Rs 16.99 lakh

6MT- Rs 16.19 lakh

6AT- Rs 16.99 lakh

 

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Read This Post in 60 Seconds – Article Summary!

Kia has launched its fourth product in India with the Carens on February 15, 2022. Carens is a 6- or 7- seater with the looks of an MPV and features belonging to an SUV. The car is currently available in 5 different trims namely Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus. Carens measures widest among its contemporaries in its segment and also has impressive ground clearance. Kia Carens is offered with three engine choices:

  • 115hp 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine
  • 140hp 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine
  • 115hp 1.5-litre diesel engine

Carens is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox with all the trim levels. The higher trims can also be bought with 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The starting price of Carens ranges from Rs 8.99 lakh-16.99 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom) depending on the variant.

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