Kia Carens Bookings Commenced Officially; Prices To Be Revealed Soon
Latest Update: Kia Carens has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 8.99 lakh. Click here for details.
- Kia Carens bookings are now open with a minimum deposit amount of Rs 25,000.
- Prices to be revealed in coming weeks.
- To be offered in 5 variants: Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus, across two seating options: 6-and 7-seater.
- Will boast segment’s largest wheelbase.
- Powertrain options to be shared with the Kia Seltos SUV.
Kia India has commenced official pre-launch bookings of its upcoming three-row utility vehicle, the Carens, for a token amount of Rs 25,000. It will go on sale in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022.
For those who aren’t aware, the Kia Carens will be available in five trims: Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury, and Luxury Plus. While the 6-seater configuration will be exclusive for the top-spec Luxury Plus variant, the 7-seater layout will be standard across the lineup.
Kia will offer the Carens will a host of premium features such as a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, UVA connected car tech with remote engine start, 8-speaker Bose sound system, a digital driver’s display (7.5-inch), 64-color ambient lighting, leatherette upholstery, segment’s first one-touch electronic tumble seats in the second row, retractable tables for middle row passengers, auto climate control, roof-mounted rear AC vents, ventilated front seats, wireless smartphone charging, built-in air purifier, and an electric sunroof.
Passenger’s safety will be ensured by six airbags, ABS with EBD, hill hold & descent control, electronic stability control, rear parking sensors, and all-wheel disc brakes. Click here for variant-wise feature details.
Speaking of the powertrain, the Kia Carens will get three engine options: 1.5-litre petrol (115PS/144Nm), 1.5-litre diesel (115PS/250Nm), and 1.4-litre turbo-petrol (140PS/242Nm). While all will get a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, the automatic transmission option will be restricted to the diesel (6-speed torque converter) and turbocharged gasoline (7-speed dual-clutch) mills.
Expect Kia to price the Carens from Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) onwards, positioning it against the Mahindra XUV700, Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari, Maruti Suzuki XL6, and select variants of Toyota Innova Crysta.