Kia Carens: Features of Kia’s new MPV came to the fore, know when booking will start and what will be the price Kia India has revealed the specification of the upcoming MPV Kia Carens. The company is going to launch it soon. Its booking will start from January 14. The Kia Carens will be South Korean brand Kia’s fourth car in India after Seltos, Carnival and Sonnet. The company claims that the Carens is going to be the best car in its segment.
Kia claims that the Carens will come with the longest wheelbase in its class. In terms of dimensions, it measures 4,540 mm in length, 1,800 mm in width, 1,708 mm in height and 2,780 mm in wheelbase. The upcoming MPV will get crown jewel LED headlamps with star map LED DRLs and digital radiator grille with Kia signature tiger face. Apart from this, the car will also get a set of 16-inch dual-tone crystal-cut alloys and star map LED tail lamps.
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Segment’s first car new features
Many first-in-class features have been given in Kia Carence. It will feature the next-gen Kia Connect (66 connected car features) with 10.25-inch HD touchscreen navigation, Bose premium sound system with 8 speakers and 64 color cabin surround mood lights. Apart from this, a smart purifier with ventilation and skylight sunroof will be seen in the car for protection against viruses and bacteria.
One-touch easy electric tumble second row seat will also be available in the car. (Photo Credits: Kia India)
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Engine and gearbox details
The Kia Carens will get the option of two petrol and one diesel unit. The first is a 115hp, 144Nm, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that will only be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox. It will be powered by a 140hp, 242Nm, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT gearbox. Apart from this, the diesel unit is 115hp, 250Nm, 1.5-litre mill and will be offered with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. These engine-gearbox combinations are the same as those offered on the Kia Seltos.
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What will be the price?
The Kia Carens will compete with the Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari and Mahindra XUV700 in the Indian automobile market. All these cars have been launched in India this year and are priced from Rs. 20 lakhs. There is a lot to innovate in the three row SUV segment as there are very limited options available in this segment. Kia Carens will be manufactured in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.
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