Kia Carens’ first unit rolls out ahead of launch in India

Kia Carens was globally unveiled as the company’s upcoming crossover MPV last month. Kia aims to attract the buyer who are looking for a seven-seater family vehicle.

Kia has started the production of their new Carens in India and the company has rolled out the first out of  Kia Carens from Anantapur facility ahead of launch.

The company is expected to launch the new Carens in Feb 2022.

“Our teams have worked tirelessly to bring out a product that truly reflects and resonates with modern Indian families. When customers think of a Kia, they expect best-in-class features, distinct design identity, and unmatched ownership experience– which is truly reflected in the Carens,” said Tae-Jin Park, Managing Director and CEO, Kia India.

Kia Carens Trims, Colour Options

Kia Carens will be available in five trim levels such as Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus. All trims will be offered in a seven-seat layout as standard.

The top-spec Luxury Plus trim will also get a six-seat layout option. The six-seat option will be offered with two captain chairs in the middle row.

As for paint schemes, the Korean carmaker will be offering the recreational MPV in eight colour options namely Imperial Blue, Moss Brown and Sparkling Silver. Let us tell you that these colour options are completely new shades in Kia’s lineup.

Other paint schemes on offer include Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Gravity Grey, Glacier White Pearl and Clear White.

Dimensions & Features

In terms of dimensions, Carens measures 4540mm in length, 1,800mm in width and 1,708mm in height. The wheelbase of the car is 2,780mm.

Speaking of features, Kia Carens is coming with many features such as second-row seat one-touch electric tumble, roof-mounted air-con vents for second and third-row passengers, adjustable headrests, an LCD instrument console and all four power windows.

The higher variants will have some premium features including a panoramic sunroof, Bose premium audio system with 8 speakers, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, OTA map and system updates, air purifier and much more.

The MPV will feature six airbags, electronic stability control, tyre pressure monitoring system, etc.

Engine, Transmission Options

Kia Carens will be offered in multiple powertrain options including a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated unit (115 PS and 144 Nm), a 1.5-litre CRDi diesel engine (115 PS and 250 Nm) and a 1.4-litre GDi turbo petrol unit (140 PS and 242 Nm).

A 6-speed manual gearbox will be given with all engine options as standard.

Automatic gearbox options are available the 1.4-litre turbo petrol mill which come with a 6-speed torque converter and a 7-speed DCT unit respectively.

The 1.5-litre petrol unit will only be available in Premium and Prestige trims. While diesel manual will be available in all trims. But the diesel automatic will only be seen in the top-spec Luxury Plus trim.

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