New Delhi. Kia India on Tuesday revealed the specifications of the upcoming luxury car Kia Carens. The company is going to launch it soon. Its booking will start from January 14. The automaker says that this MPV will be available in five different trim options Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus. The Kia Carens will be South Korean brand Kia’s fourth car in India after Seltos, Carnival and Sonnet.
In India, the Kia Carens will give tough competition to its segment models like Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and Mahindra XUV700. Apart from this, it will also challenge rivals like Mahindra Marazzo, Toyota Innova Crysta and Maruti Suzuki XL6.
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Kia Carens trims
The Kia Carens MPV will be available in five different trim options Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus. The Kia Carens will be offered as a seven-seater model in premium to luxury trims, while the Luxury Plus trim will be available with a choice of both six- and seven-seater options.
Kia Carens colors
The Kia Carens MPV will be available in a total of eight color options. Three of these will be brand new in the Kia line-up. The new color options are Imperial Blue, Moss Brown and Sparkling Silver. Apart from these, there will be more color options like Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Gravity Grey, Glacier White Pearl and Clear White.
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Kia Carens dimensions
The Kia Carens MPV is claimed to come with the longest wheelbase in its category. Because of this, it gives a tough competition to the vehicles in its upper segment. It measures 4,540 mm in length, 1,800 mm in width, 1,708 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,780 mm which provides comfortable seating experience even in the third row.
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Kia Carens powertrain
Talking about the engine of Kia Carens, then three different engine options will be seen in it. Like 1.5-litre Smartstream petrol, 1.4-litre TGDi Smartstream petrol and 1.5-litre CRDi VGT diesel units. Transmission options for the Kia MPV include a six-speed manual gearbox, a seven-speed DCT automatic gearbox and a six-speed automatic unit.
The 1.5-litre petrol motor is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and generates 115 PS of power at 6,300 rpm and 144 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. The 1.4-litre petrol engine will be available with both a six-speed manual gearbox and a seven-speed DCT. It will generate 140 PS of power at 6,000 rpm and 242 Nm of torque between 1,500-3,200 rpm.
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Kia Carens safety
On the safety front, Kia claims that the Karens MPV will come with a safety package that includes ten high-end safety features, which will be standard across all trims of the car. It will get six airbags, ESC, VSM, HAC, DBC, ABS, BAS, disc brakes on all four wheels, Highline TPMS, rear parking sensors. On the other hand, when it comes to the price of this car, the company has not disclosed it yet. It is believed that its base modus can start from 14 lakhs.
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