Kia Carens, the Korean company’s new three-row vehicle, will launch in India on February 15, 2022. The Carens, which would be marketed as a compact car or MPV, is developed on a Kia Seltos, the industry’s famous compact SUV, it features the very same petrol and diesel powertrains. Pre-bookings for such new Kia Carens started on January 14, 2022, and batch manufacturing started on January 14, 2022.
A Kia Carens, which really is available in 6- or 7-seat layouts, makes really good use of all the segment-leading 2,780mm overall length. A long wheelbase allows for just an extremely luxurious cabin with enough extra legroom in the third row, which is often overlooked in three-row vehicles. The Carens have a simple appearance, to split LED headlight & DRLs, an enlarged body, but also 16-inch alloy wheels.
Kia Carens would be available in 5 base models: Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury, & Luxury Plus. Six airbags, ESC, VSM, BAS, HAC, Downhill Brake Control, all-wheel disc brakes, TPMS, ABS, as well as other features are normal throughout all specs. A standard equipment Carens will also include a 10.25-inch touchscreen screen, a completely digital tool panel, a single-pane sunroof, roof-mounted central air vents again for 2nd and 3rd rows, a bendable plate tray with such a cup-holder, vented front seats, 64-color ambient lighting, an air-purifier, a Bose speaker system, one-touch 2nd-row tumble, and other features. Also, Read KIA Carens 2022 5 variants Closer Look.
Because the engines were taken from the Kia Seltos, we have now two petrol and one diesel option. The 1.5-liter petrol generates 115bhp and 144Nm of torque and did come with a 6-speed manual transmission, the 1.5-liter diesel generates 115bhp and 250Nm of peak torque and did come with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission, as well as the 1.4-liter turbo petrol generates 140bhp and 242Nm of torque and comes with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT. Paddle switches are featured just on the Luxury Plus variant with automatic transmissions.
The Premium & Prestige variants are provided with all engine options, while the other 3 can only be specified with diesel or turbo petrol. Kia will reveal pricing on February 15, and we estimate that the basic version should begin at Rs 12 lakh, with the upper variant worth Rs 18 lakh.