Will the Kia Carens be the next big launch in India, Bookings for the SUV officially opens

The official booking of the upcoming Kia Carens SUV has begun in India. Interested buyers can book the SUV through online mode or offline mode at just Rs 25,000. Buyers can visit the nearest Kia authorised dealer or use the official Kia website to book the three row SUV. Kia Carens will be the company’s fourth SUV/ vehicle in India after Seltos, Carnival and Sonet.

In terms of specifications, the Kia Carens will be as big as the Toyota Innova or the Alcazar. In terms of dimensions, the Kia Carens will be 4540mm in length, 1800mm in width and 1708mm in height.  The wheelbase of the car is 2780mm, which is the longest in the segment.

The design of the Kia Carens seems to be similar to that of Kia Seltos. However, it is significantly longer than the Kia Sletos. The split headlamp is a head-turner while the large wheel arches, liberal touches of chrome and LED lights, add to the beauty of the car. The SUV will be available is available in 5 trims- Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus.

When it comes to the engine, the Kia Carens gets an option for three variants. The petrol engine is available in two variants while the diesel engine is available in a single variant. The petrol engine is offered in 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine and a 1.4-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder engine variants. On the other hand, the diesel engine is offered as a 1.5-litre unit.

The 1.5-litre petrol engine is powered by 1497cc engine that offers 115hp of power and 144Nm of peak torque and is coupled with a 6-speed Manual transmission. The 1.4-litre turbocharged unit is powered by a 1353cc engine that offers 140hp power and a torque of 242Nm. The gearbox offered on the variant is 6-speed manual transmission/ 7-speed DCT. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre diesel engine is powered by a 1493cc engine that offers 115hp of power and a torque of 250Nm. The transmission of the car is 6-speed MT/ 6-speed AT. There is also a presence of multi-drive modes (normal/eco/sport) in the SUV.

In terms of interior, the Kia Carens offers 10.25-inch/ 8.0-inch infotainment screen on the dash. The touch panel that is offered on the vehicle gives a wide range of controls to the users. Some other important features offered are Bose 8-speaker system, multi-function steering wheel with audio controls, etc.  The Kia Carens gets an option for 6-seater/ 7-seater options. The 6 seater variant will have captain seats.

When it comes to safety features, the Kia Carens will have 6 Airbags, ABS , ESC, HAC, BAS, DBC, rear parking sensors, TPMS, Speed-sensing door lock, ISOFIX child anchor etc as standard options.

The Kia Carens will be available in eight colour options- Glacier White Pearl, Garvity Gray, Intense red, Moss Brown, Sparkling silver, Aurora black pearl and Imperial Blue. Keeping in mind about the excellent features offered on the vehicle, we hope that the Carens will be priced around Rs 15-20 lakh.

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