Earlier today, Kia India revealed the variant information as well as the technical specifications of the soon-to-be-launched Kia Carens. Bookings for the upcoming MPV will be started on January 14, 2022. The 3-row model will be sold in 5 trim levels – Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury, and Luxury Plus and all the variants will be sold with carmaker’s hi-safety package that includes 6 Airbags, ESC, VSM, HAC, DBC, ABS, BAS, disc brakes on all four wheels, TPMS, and Rear Parking Sensors.
Also, the top-of-the-line variant will come with several class-leading features such as 26.03 Cm (10.25″) HD Touchscreen Navigation with Next Generation Kia Connect, BOSE Premium Sound System with 8 speakers, Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus and Bacteria protection, Ventilated front seats, 2nd Row Seat One Touch Easy Electric Tumble and SkyLight Sunroof. The connected car package of the Carens, which is called Kia Connect, will boast of 66 connected features categorised under Navigation, Remote Control, Vehicle Management, Safety & Security, and Convenience. Moreover, 11 out of the total 66 features will be exclusive to the Kia Carens customers. These include Final Destination Guidance, Server Based Routing Guidance, Remote Seat Ventilation Control, Pro-Active Vehicle Status Alert, etc. In addition to Over the Air map updates, the Kia Carens customers will also get Over the Air (OTA) system updates, removing the hassle of any physical visit to Kia facility just for software upgrades.
The Kia Carens will be available with three engine variants – Smartstream 1.5 Petrol, Smartstream 1.4 T-GDi Petrol, and 1.5 CRDi VGT Diesel. Furthermore, buyers will be able to choose from three transmission options – 6MT, 7DCT and 6AT. The vehicle will be offered in the 7-seater seating layout in Premium to Luxury trims, while the top-of-the-line Luxury Plus trim will be on sale with both 6 and 7-seater seating options. The Carens boasts the longest wheelbase in its class that is pegged at 2780mm. Here are the full dimensions-
The Kia Carens will introduce three new colours in the Kia line-up while offering a choice of a total of eight colours to the buyers:
The Kia Carens will be available in Turbo Petrol and Diesel powertrain combined with the choice of 6MT, 7DCT and 6AT transmissions. Below are the full details-
|Engine||Transmission||Power (ps/rpm)||Torque (Nm/rpm)|
|Smartstream G 1.5||6MT||115/6,300||144/4,500|
|Smartstream G1.4 T-GDi||6MT, 7DCT||140/6,000||242/1,500-3,200|
|1.5L CRDi VGT||6MT, 6AT||115/4,000||250/1,500-2,750|
Tae-Jin Park, Managing Director and CEO, Kia India, said, “Kia has always strived to revolutionize mobility in India by creating well-thought-out products for Indian consumers. With the Kia Carens, we want to address the need gap in the 3 row family mover segment by truly catering to the evolved needs of extended Indian families. We are confident that Carens, which has been designed for enabling comfort through practical and convenient features, will provide a unique travel experience to the commuters. We are hoping that our discerning customers will appreciate our latest offering and respond with same zeal and enthusiasm, like all our products that have set benchmarks in the Indian automotive industry.”
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