Kia Carens MPV trim details revealed: All you need to know
Kia India on Tuesday revealed the trim details and technical specifications of its fourth offering in India, the Kia Carens MPV that was unveiled last month. Bookings for the Kia Carens MPV is all set to commence from January 14. The automaker says Carens will be available in five different trim options - Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus.
Before the Kia Carens MPV hits the showroom, here are key details about the upcoming car.
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Kia Carens rivals
The rivals to the Kia Carens will include models such as the Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, and Mahindra XUV700. It may also indirectly challenge other three-row vehicles such as Mahindra Marazzo, Toyota Innova Crysta and Maruti Suzuki XL6.
Kia Carens trims
The three-row Kia Carens MPV will be available in five different trim options. These are - Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus. 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 colours
The Kia Carens MPV will be available in a total of eight colour options. Three of these will be completely new in the Kia line-up. The new colour options are Imperial Blue, Moss Brown and Sparkling Silver. Apart from these, there will be other colour 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 comes with the longest wheelbase in its class and is looking at challenging already established vehicles from segments above. It measures 4,540 mm in length, 1,800 mm in width, 1,708 mm in height and has a 2,780 mm wheelbase that enables a comfortable seating experience even in the third row.
Kia Carens design
Kia Carens has a unique and distinct design philosophy that is rather different from other Kia models in India, namely Seltos, Sonet and Carnival.
The car ditches Kia's conventional tiger-nose grille design and adopts a more regularized radiator grille that is flanked by sleek LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights integrated into them. Also, accompanying the grille is a sleek chrome garnished humanity line.
The chrome garnished door handles, turn indicator integrated wing mirrors, side sills, flared wheel arches, sporty alloy wheels, side body cladding, sleek delta-shaped LED taillights connected by a wide reflector, a chunky black bumper with chrome detailing are other key design elements visible in the Kia Carens.
Kia Carens cabin
Kia Carens MPV comes with a stylish and premium cabin that claims to offer ample space and comfort to the occupants. It gets several popular features such as a 10.25 inch HD touchscreen navigation with next-generation Kia Connect, Bose premium sound system with eight speakers, smart pure air purifier with virus and bacteria protection, ventilated front seats, second-row seat one-touch easy electric tumble and SkyLight sunroof among others.
The dual-tone colour theme along with the premium leather seat and upholstery seeks to add appeal to the cabin.
Kia claims that the Kia Connect onboard this MPV will come with 66 connected car features. And the long wheelbase brings with it the promise of space even in the third row.
Kia Carens powertrain
Kia Carens MPV will be made available in three different powertrain options. These include 1.5-litre Smartstream petrol, 1.4-litre TGDi Smartstream petrol and a 1.5-litre CRDi VGT diesel unit. Transmission options for this Kia MPV will include a six-speed manual gearbox, a seven-speed DCT automatic gearbox and a six-speed automatic unit as well.
The 1.5-litre petrol motor is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox and it churns out 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 the seven-speed DCT as well. It is good to belt out 140 PS of power at 6,000 rpm and 242 Nm of torque between 1,500-3,200 rpm.
The 1.5-litre CRDi VGT diesel engine will be available with the options of a six-speed manual transmission and a six-speed automatic unit. This engine is capable of pumping out 115 PS of power at 4,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque between 1,500-2,750 rpm.
Kia Carens safety
Kia claims that the Carens MPV will come with a safety package that includes ten high-safety features, which will be standard across all the trims of the car. These are - six airbags, ESC, VSM, HAC, DBC, ABS, BAS, disc brakes on all four wheels, Highline TPMS, rear parking sensors.