Kia launched its latest MPV Carens in India recently. This premium MPV comes with best-in-class features and a powertrain. The Carens rival the likes of Maruti Ertiga, XL6, and Toyota Innova. Moreover, the MPV is available in 5 different trims. In this article, we will look into what each trim of Kia Carens holds for its buyers.

TrimPremiumPrestigePrestige PlusLuxuryLuxury Plus
Starting Price
(Ex-showroom)
₹8,99,900₹9,99,900₹13,49,900₹14,99,900₹16,19,900

1. Carens Premium 

This is the entry-level trim in the Kia Carens lineup. The Carens Premium comes at a starting price of ₹8,99,900/-(ex-showroom). This trim gets 3 different powertrain options and a manual transmission setup. Since this is the base model, many key features such as cooled glove box, steering-mounted controls, music system, etc. are missing. This trim may seem suitable for those who don’t require fancy features.  

Kia Carens trimInterior 

  • 7 Seater
  • Dual-tone interior 
  • Semi leatherette upholstery

Tech and Convenience

All power windowsFront & rear armrest
50:50 third-rowFront seatback pockets
60:40 second-row5x USB-C charge points
Adjustable front & rear headrestsCabin lights
Height-adjustable driver’s seat2nd & 3rd AC vents
Electrically-foldable 2nd-row slide & recline7.5-inch LCD cluster
3rd-row recline

Safety

6 airbagsTyre pressure monitor
ESCISOFIX child seat anchor
Traction controlABS
Hill assist controlRear parking sensors
Downhill brake controlDisc brakes

Engine and Transmission

  • Smartstream G1.4 T-GDi 6MT
  • Smartstream G1.5 6MT
  • 1.5L CRDi VGT 6MT

2. Carens Prestige

This variant is placed right above the Premium trim. The Carens Prestige comes at a starting price of ₹9,99,900/- (ex-showroom). This variant is nicely equipped with enough features for budget-conscious people. However, if your budget is higher, you can skip this trim. These are the added features in this trim.

Kia Carens trimInterior 

  • 7 Seater
  • Dual-tone interior 
  • Semi leatherette upholstery

Tech and Convenience

Integrated roof railsSunglass holder
LED turn signal on ORVM12.5-inch LCD instrument cluster
Shark fin antennaSteering mounted audio controls
Retractable tray and cup holderKeyless entry
Luggage lampHeadlamp auto light control
One-touch up/down driver window

Safety

  • Front parking sensors
  • Rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Follow me home headlamps

Engine and Transmission

  • Smartstream G1.4 T-GDi 6MT
  • Smartstream G1.5 6MT
  • 1.5L CRDi VGT 6MT

3. Carens Prestige Plus

This variant is placed right above the Prestige trim. The Carens Prestige Plus comes at a starting price of ₹13,49,900/- (ex-showroom). This trim gets almost all the features expected at this price point. But, it still misses on LED headlamps. These are the added features in this trim.

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Interior 

  • 7 Seater
  • Dual-tone interior 
  • Semi leatherette upholstery

Tech and Convenience

LED taillampsCruise control
LED DRLsPush-button start
16-inch dual-tone alloy wheelsPower folding ORVMs
Rear sunshade curtainsDrive modes (DCT only)
Auto ACCooling cup holders
Smart key with remote engine start

Safety

  • Rear wiper with defogger and washer

Engine and Transmission

  • Smartstream G1.4 T-GDi 7DCT
  • Smartstream G1.4 T-GDi 6MT
  • 1.5L CRDi VGT 6MT

4. Carens Luxury

This variant is placed right above the Prestige plus trim. The Carens Luxury comes at a starting price of ₹14,99,900/- (ex-showroom). This model is not available with an automatic transmission These are the added features in this trim.

Kia Carens trim

Interior 

  • 7 Seater
  • Dual-tone interior 
  • Premium leatherette seats

Tech and Convenience

10.25-inch touchscreen with Kia ConnectRetractable seatback table
OTA mapAuto-dimming IRVM with Kia Connect buttons
LED headlampsLeather-wrapped steering wheel
LED fog lampsBuilt-in air purifier
LED DRLs with turn signalsTelescopic steering adjust
64-colour ambient mood lighting

Engine and Transmission

  • Smartstream G1.4 T-GDi 6MT
  • 1.5L CRDi VGT 6MT

5. Carens Luxury Plus

This variant is placed right above the Luxury trim. The Kia Carens Luxury Plus trim comes at a starting price of ₹16,19,900/- (ex-showroom). A 6-seater configuration is also available with optional second-row captain chairs. It is worthy to note that the price for 6 or 7 seats is the same. These are the added features in this trim.

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Interior 

  • 7 Seater or 6- seater
  • 2nd-row captain seats 

Tech and Convenience

SunroofWireless charging with cooling function
LED cabin lampsRain sensing wipers
Ambient lighting linked to driving modes (DCT, AT only)Paddle shifters (DCT, AT)
Ventilated front seats8-speaker BOSE sound system

Engine and Transmission

  • Smartstream G1.4 T-GDi 7DCT
  • Smartstream G1.4 T-GDi 6MT
  • 1.5L CRDi VGT 6AT
  • 1.5L CRDi VGT 6MT

Which variant should you buy?

The Prestige Plus trim has a balanced feature set but we feel it is not value for money. If the asking price doesn’t bother you, you can go ahead with this variant. Otherwise, the Prestige trim is highly recommended as it gets several must-have features at a justified price tag

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