KIA Carens launched in India

Kia Motors has launched a new MPV–the Carens–in India. The six/seven seater MPV comes in five variants: the Premium, the Prestige, the Prestige Plus, the Luxury, and the Luxury Plus, at a starting price of INR 8.99 lakh. The MPV is Kia’s fourth offering in the country and competes with the likes of the Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar, Mahindra XUV700, and MG Hector Plus.

Get to know more about the vehicle:

Design

The Carens gets a minimalist design on the exterior. At the front, one of the main highlights is a digital radiator grille. As for the lights, the MPV gets LED headlamps and DRLs (with a crown jewel) at the front and an LED taillight–all designed to the starmap concept.

The Carens comes with a premium interior featuring, among others, front-ventilated seats, smart air-purifier, and 64-colour ambient mood lighting. On the dashboard is a digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is integrated with a Kia connect feature.


Engine

The Carens has been offered in three engine options: a 1.5L petrol, a 1.4L turbo-petrol, and a 1.5L diesel engine. 

As for the transmission, the engines come paired with a six-speed manual transmission as standard. Furthermore, the turbo-petrol engine comes mated to a seven-speed DCT. The diesel engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.


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Specifications

Engine1.5L, DPFI1.4L, GDi1.5L, CRDi
Fuel typePetrolPetrolDiesel
Displacement (cc)149713531493
Power (Ps)115140115
Torque (Nm)144242250
Transmission6 MT6 MT / 7 DCT6 MT / 6 AT
Drive system2 WD2 WD2 WD
Fuel tank capacity (L)454545
Seating capacity76/76/7
Boot space (L)216 (expandable to 1164)216 (expandable to 1164)216 (expandable to 1164)
Ground clearance (mm)195195195

Features

The MPV comes with a plethora of convenience features such as a smart pure air-purifier with virus and bacteria protection, ventilated front-row seats, one-touch double-folding seat, power windows, keyless entry with burglar alarm, remote engine start and push button, five USB type-C ports, rain-sensing wipers, rear view camera with dynamic guidelines, and under-seat tray, among others.

Furthermore, the Carens comes with 10 robust safety features such as six airbags, ABS with ESC, hill-ascent assist, vehicle-stability management, downhill brake control, brake assist, disc brakes on all wheels, tyre-pressure monitoring system, and rear parking sensors, which are available across all variants.

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Kia Carens price in India

The Kia Carens variants start out at a price of INR 8.99 lakh and go up to INR 16.99 lakh.

KIA modelsPrice in India 
Carens Starts at INR 8.99 lakh 

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