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Carens is Kia’s third mass market product for India. The three row MPV was unveiled in December 2021. The official launch of Kia Carens is expected to happen in the first quarter of 2022. Kia has now confirmed that the Carens will be offered with three engine options. Details related to the variants are also revealed ahead of launch. Kia India will officially start accepting booking for the all-new Carens from January 14. Kia Carens will rival with the likes of Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus in the segment.

Kia will be offering Carens with three engine options. There will be a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol, 1.5 litre turbo diesel and a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine. This is the same engine that is also doing duties in Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta. The 1.5 litre petrol engine generates 115 Ps and 143 Nm of peak torque. It is expected to be offered with a manual and a CVT or IVT gearbox option.

Next engine option would be the 1.5 litre diesel. This engine generates 115 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. Just like Seltos, it would also be offered with a 6-speed automatic and a 6-speed manual gearbox. The most powerful 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine generates 140 Ps and 242 Nm of peak torque. It might be offered with a manual and a 7-speed DCT gearbox option.

Kia Carens: Engine and variant details revealed ahead of launch

Kia would be offering Carens in five variants. The variants are – Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus. The MPV will be offered in both 6 and 7 seater options depending upon the variant one chooses. The Premium variant is the base model and it will be offered with 16 inch steel rims, two-tone black and beige interiors with Indigo accents, Second-row seat with one touch electric tumble, 7.5 inch digital instrument cluster, safety features like 6 airbags, ABS, ESC, disc brakes on all four wheels, TPMS, rear parking sensors and so on.

Prestige variant onwards, Carens will be offered with a touchscreen infotainment system. This variant will offer all the features that were mentioned in the Premium variant. Other than that it gets turn indicators integrated on ORVMs, larger digital instrument cluster, 6-speaker system, front parking sensors and rear view camera. Prestige Plus gets 16 inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, keyless entry, multiple drive modes and many more features.

Kia Carens: Engine and variant details revealed ahead of launch

It is only in the Luxury variant that the Carens gets LED headlights, 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system, 64 colour ambient lights system, integrated air purifier, leatherette upholstery for seats, seatback tables for second row passengers and so on. The top-end Luxury Plus gets 8-speaker Bose sound system, cooled wireless charger, ventilated seats, rain sensing wipers and an electric sunroof.

Kia is expected to price Carens very competitively. Kia had already announced that Carens will be manufactured only in India and will be exported for international markets from India. The price for the base variant of Kia Carens is expected to start somewhere around Rs 12 lakh, ex-showroom and is expected to go up till Rs 20 lakh, ex-showroom. Official price announcement of Kia Carens is expected to happen some time in February 2022.

Via: ACI

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