Kia Carens Three-row MPV launched in India at Rs 8.99 lakh

The Kia Carens MPV has launched in India at a starting price of Rs 8.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The prices of the top variant goes up to Rs 16.99 Lakh.

The MPV’s official bookings has already commenced, and deliveries will commence from a later date. According to the company, the latest Kia car has already registered nearly 20,000 bookings within a month of reservations opening.  The Kia Carens three-row MPV is essentially the extended wheelbase version of the Kia Seltos. The MPV has been designed by using the company’s ‘Opposites United’ design language.

Kia Carens Three-row MPV Design, Engine and features

The three-row Kia Carend MPV is available in five trims: Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury, and Luxury Plus.

The MPV comes in 6- and 7-seater configurations, depending on the variant. The 6-seater option is limited to the top-spec Luxury Plus variant. It have the the first in segment one-touch electric tumble down function for second row seats.

The Kia Carens features LED headlamps, fog lamps, DRLs, and tail lamps, 64-color ambient mood lighting, and a muscular bumper with large air intakes. The new Kia logo is placed on the hood, below which is a slim gloss-black strip that joins the lights at both ends.

The car comes with sporty alloy wheels, bold character lines, and roof rails. The Kia Carens sports wraparound LED taillamps connected by an LED strip, sculpted tailgate and a sporty rear bumper.

The Kia Carens MPV also offers 216 litres of luggage space with all three seats up and 645 litres of boot space with the third row down. When both the second and third-row folded down fully flat, the cargo space increases up to 1164 litres.

The Kia Carens sports a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, connected car technology, Bose 8-speaker sound system, ventilated front seats, electric sunroof, a digitisted driver’s display, paddle shifters, and cruise control.

The safety features of the Carens include six airbags, ESC (electronic stability control), tyre pressure monitoring, hill start assist, downhill brake control, and all wheel disc brakes as standard. It also has a rear parking camera, automatic headlamps and wipers, and front parking sensors.

The Kia Carens comes with  three engine options and three gearbox options. The three engine options include a naturally aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine, a 1.4-litre turbo petrol motor, and a 1.5-litre diesel mill. The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 113 bhp with 144 Nm of torque, whereas the 1.4-litre T-GDi turbo petrol engine churns out 138 bhp with 242 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine, on the other hand, produces 113 bhp and 250 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard with optional automatic 7-speed DCT and a 6-speed torque converter, respectively.

The Kia Carens will compete against the Maruti Ertiga, XL6 and the Mahindra Marazzo.

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