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Launched at a starting price of Rs 8.99 lakh (introductory ex-showroom), the Kia Carens is a rival of Maruti Ertiga, XL6 and Hyundai Alcazar

The local subsidiary of Kia, the popular South Korean carmaker, has launched its fourth ‘Made in India’ offering in the form of the Carens. Dubbed as a ‘Recreational Vehicle (RV)’, the three-row model is based on the Seltos and goes on to rival a range of models ranging from the Maruti Ertiga to the Hyundai Alcazar. It’s based on the Seltos and shares aplenty with the donor but still costs lesser and offers more space and features. Here are the full details of the new model- Also Read: KIA Futuron Concept Is An All Wheel Drive Electric SUV Coupe kia carens front three quarters image

Kia Carens Price in India

Engine Variant Transmission All India Price (Ex Showroom Prices in Lacs)
Premium 1.5 Petrol 6 MT 8.99
Premium 1.4 T-GDi Petrol 6 MT 10.99
Premium 1.5 CRDi Diesel 6 MT 10.99
Prestige 1.5 Petrol 6 MT 9.99
Prestige 1.4 T-GDi Petrol 6 MT 11.99
Prestige 1.5 CRDi Diesel 6 MT 11.99
Prestige Plus 1.4 T-GDi Petrol 6 MT 13.49
Prestige Plus 1.4 T-GDi Petrol 7 DCT 14.59
Prestige Plus 1.5 CRDi Diesel 6 MT 13.49
Luxury 1.4 T-GDi Petrol 6 MT 14.99
Luxury 1.5 CRDi Diesel 6 MT 14.99
Luxury Plus (6-seater) 1.4 T-GDi Petrol 6 MT 16.19
Luxury Plus (6-seater) 1.4 T-GDi Petrol 7 DCT 16.99
Luxur Plus (6-seater) 1.5 CRDi Diesel 6 MT 16.19
Luxury Plus (6-seater) 1.5 CRDi Diesel 6 AT 16.99
Luxury Plus (7-seater) 1.4 T-GDi Petrol 6 MT 16.19
Luxury Plus (7-seater) 1.4 T-GDi Petrol 7 DCT 16.99
Luxury Plus (7-seater) 1.5 CRDi Diesel 6 MT 16.19
Luxury Plus (7-seater) 1.5 CRDi Diesel 6 AT 16.99
Prices of the Kia Carens start at Rs 8.99 lakh (ex-showroom). However, the second model in the lineup costs straightaway Rs 2 lakh more at Rs 10.99 lakh. However, if you compare the prices of the base model, the Carens is just Rs 87000 costlier than the Maruti Ertiga but Rs 80,000 cheaper than the Seltos. This gives the new model a good positioning as it shares the engine with the Seltos but costs lesser in spite of offering more seats and more standard features such as 6 airbags. Overall, the new car is on sale in 19 variants ranging from Rs 8.99 lakh to Rs 16.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The RV is on sale in 5 trims, 3 engine variants and 3 gearbox options. Also, as per the carmaker, the new offering has been made to be one of the safest options in the country while offering a high-value proposition by offering traits of an SUV as well as an MPV in a competitively priced package. Kia India has already received more than 19,000 bookings for the new vehicle since they opened exactly a month ago.

Specs and Safety

The Seltos-based model shares its engine and transmission options with the Seltos, which means it gets three engine options: 1.5 Petrol, 1.4 T-GDi Petrol, and 1.5 CRDi VGT Diesel and three transmission options -6MT, 7DCT, or 6AT. However, unlike the Seltos, there’s no CVT option for the 1.5-litre Petrol engine option. Also Read: Kia Launches Refreshed Carnival with New Features, Trim Options kia carens interior dashboard The Kia Carens’ entry-level petrol engine produces 115PS of maximum power and 144Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and there’s no choice of an automatic gearbox. The turbocharged petrol version produces a maximum power of 140PS along with a peak torque of 242Nm. It comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard but is even available with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic option. The diesel engine produces a maximum power of 115PS along with a peak torque of 250Nm. The transmission options here include a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Kia Carens is available in 5 variants- Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury, and Luxury Plus. The vehicle comes with 7-seats as standard but the Luxury Plus trim is even available with an optional 6-seater layout. The new car comes with many safety features, including 6 airbags, Dynamic Brake Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Hill Assist Control, Electronic Stability Control and All-Wheel Disc Brakes. These features are standard across all the trims of the vehicle.

Low Maintenance Cost

In addition to the exciting pricing, the Carens also offers maintenance cost as low as 37 Paisa per kilometre. The company continues to personalise the vehicle servicing process for its customers and offer a competitive maintenance cost for all its models in the country.

Kia Carens Mileage

As per ARAI, the fuel efficiency of the diesel-powered Carens stands at 21.3 kmpl while that of the petrol engine is 16.5 kmpl. It’s available with the company’s ‘My Convenience Plus’ ownership program that includes complementary services, scratch care program, extended warranty (up to 5 years), roadside assistance (up to 5 years) and prepaid maintenance. The new model made its global debut on December 16, 2021, and the MPV boasts advanced connectivity options through Kia Connect with 66 Connected Car features. kia carens interior three rows version Commenting on the occasion, Tae-Jin Park, Managing Director and CEO, Kia India, said, “Since inception, we have remained focused on adding value to Indian customers’ driving experiences through our ground-breaking vehicles and services. The Carens is a true Kia, offering Best in Class features, immaculate design and practicality, a wide range of variant choices at a compelling price point. The pricing offers us an opportunity to cater to an even more diverse set of our customer. We will enhance our production to meet this increased demand.” He further added: “We are confident also that our customers will have a wonderful ownership experience of the Carens, which incurs maintenance cost starting from as low as 37 paisa per kilometre. The value proposition offered would make this a vehicle of choice for modern Indian families.” Do you plan to purchase a second-hand Maruti car? CARS24 offers a range of used cars to choose from. You can also use our used car value calculator to get to know the right resale value of any car on sale in the country. Moreover, you can even get in touch with us to sell your used car and obtain the best price for it.    

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