Kia recently unveiled their fourth product in India, the Carens MPV. Although we didn’t have much information regarding the Carens variants and engine options. Ahead of the launch, Kia has released the brochure for Carens with all the necessary info. Customers can now book the Carens at their nearest Kia dealership from the 14th of January 2022.
Variants and Engine options
According to the brochure, the Carens is offered in 5 different variants and 3 different engine options. The variants are Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus. As for the engine options, Kia offers the Carens in both petrol and diesel motor.
1.5-L CRDi VGT
|Output||140ps and 242Nm||115ps and 144Nm||
115ps and 250Nm
|6MT/ 7DCT||6MT||6MT/ 6AT|
|Variants||Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus||Only Premium and Prestige||
Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus
Both the turbo petrol and turbo diesel motors are offered in all variants but the naturally aspirated 1.5-L petrol engine is only offered in Premium and Prestige trims.
All 5 trims are offered in 8 different colour schemes: Imperial Blue, Moss Brown, Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Sparkling Silver, Gravity Grey and White Pearl. It is offered in either 6-seat or 7-seat configurations.
Features and price
The Carens has been blessed with a plethora of features for an MPV. It includes a sunroof, 10.25-inch touchscreen system, 10.6cm TFT multi-info display, Bose premium sound system, ventilated front seats, wireless phone charger, three different drive modes, paddle shifters, ambient lighting, rain-sensing wipers, Kia connect app and more.
As for the safety features, Kia doesn’t disappoint you. The Carens is built using high strength steel and adhesives for a better and stronger structure. It gets 6 airbags, all-wheel disc brakes, ABS, electronic stability control, hill ascent and descent assist, ISOFIX child seat mounts, reverse parking sensors, vehicle stability management, brake assist system and more.
As mentioned above, the Carens pre-bookings will commence from January 14. However, the pricing is to be made public on the same day. But we expect the Carens to be priced around ₹12 lakh to ₹20 lakh for the top-spec variant. The lower trims will rival the Maruti Ertiga and the top trims will go against the Hyundai Alcazar and Toyota Innova Crysta.