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High Waiting Period for the Kia Carens

High waiting period Kia Carens

Everyone is in love with the new MPV in the market, the Kia Carens. Launched on the 14th of February, the Carens managed to sell 5,300 units in just the last 2 weeks of the month. It also overtook the Maruti XL6 sales last month. After securing over 50,000+ bookings in the last 2 months the Kia Carens has a high waiting period of over 5 months

You need to note that not all variants have 5 months waiting period. Out of the 5 trims on sale, only the Luxury and Luxury Plus trims have received around 45% of the bookings. Both petrol and diesel engines are seeing equal demand. So which specific variant is in high demand? Scroll down to know more. 

Kia Carens waiting period according to variants  

Unlike the direct competitors Maruti Ertiga and XL6, the Carens is offered a diesel option as well. This and the fact that Kia has loaded the MPV with a good amount of features, it is received very well by Indian buyers. 

From various reports, we could gather that the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol trims have the highest waiting period. Especially the Prestige trim with this engine has a waiting period of over 49 weeks. This is because of the low demand which comes under the low priority category pushing the waiting period. 

The 1.4-litre turbo petrol is in good demand according to the dealers. The Luxury and Luxury Plus manual trims have 16 weeks & 14 weeks respectively. Whereas the Luxury Plus automatic trims has over 5 months of waiting

Being the only other affordable MPV with a diesel engine option, the 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine is in good demand. Both the automatic and the manual options have at least 4 months of waiting irrespective of the trim. 

The Kia Carens price in India starts at Rs. 8.99 lakh for the entry-level trim. The fully loaded Luxury Plus automatic trim will cost you Rs. 16.99 lakh. Click here to see the trim wise features of the Carens

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