In India, the new Kia Carens have been released, with pricing ranging from Rs 8.99 lakh to Rs 16.99 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom). Kia has aggressively priced the Carens, with a starting price that puts it in direct competition with classic MPVs like the Maruti Ertiga, Mahindra Marazzo, and Maruti XL6. The fully loaded vehicles, on the other hand, are priced similarly to the Hyundai Alcazar’s lesser trim levels. Three engines, manual and automatic gearboxes, and five versions are offered in Kia’s three-row Carens.
- Carens is available in five variants.
- Only fully outfitted diesel automatics are offered.
Check out the entire price list for the Kia Carens below:
Dimensions, features, and variation info for the Kia Carens
The Carens are 225mm longer than its twin, based on the Seltos chassis, with a 160mm longer wheelbase. Kia has given the Carens a distinct look from its SUV cousin in terms of design. The Carens, which the firm refers to as a “recreational vehicle,” has the profile of an MPV but features some SUV-inspired design characteristics.
In terms of seating, the Carens come standard with a seven-seat layout, with captain seats in the second row available exclusively on the highest models. The Carens make a good 7-seater, as we saw in our review, with plenty of room even in the third row.
The Carens are offered in five trim levels: Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury, and Luxury Plus. All models have standard features such as air conditioning vents in all three rows and a one-touch electric-assisted tumble function for the second-row seat for simpler access to the third row. Higher models have extra features such as auto temperature control, a 10.25-inch touchscreen with linked car tech, keyless start, cruise control, heated front seats, wireless phone charging, a rearview camera, and more.
With six airbags, ABS, ESC, hill start and descent control, and a tire pressure monitoring system included on all Carens models, Kia has prioritized safety.
Engine and Transmission Options
The Kia Carens are powered by the same engine option as powers the Kia Seltos: a 1.4-liter turbo petrol engine providing 140 PS and 242 Nm of torque, and a 1.5-liter turbo diesel engine producing 115 PS and 250 Nm of torque. The petrol engine is paired with a 6-speed manual or DCT automatic transmission, while the diesel engine is paired with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter.
Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, and Mahindra XUV700 are competitors for the Kia Carens.
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