Kia Carens can now be booked for ₹25,000; launch soon. Check details
Kia India on Friday has started receiving bookings for its upcoming premium MPV Carens that will compete with a wide variety of rivals across price brackets such as Maruti Suzuki XL6, Mahindra Marazzo, Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV700 and Toyota Innova Crysta, among others. The premium MPV is available for bookings at an amount of ₹25,000 through the Kia India website and dealerships across the country.
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Kia India claims that the all-new Kia Carens comes designed as a premium SUV and carries the practicality of an MPV. The MPV comes with a design that is unlike the other three Kia models available in India - Seltos, Carnival and Sonet.
The Kia Carens MPV will be available in a total of eight colour options - Imperial Blue, Moss Brown, Sparkling Silver, Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Gravity Grey, Glacier White Pearl and Clear White.
The Kia Carens MPV ditches the traditional tiger-nose front grille. Instead, it gets a completely different looking front fascia with sleek LED headlamps and integrated LED daytime running lights. The MPV gets a sleek chrome trim as humanity line running between the headlamps. The front bumper and large air intake grille get three-stack vertically positioned fog lamps and a chrome accent as well.
Moving to the side profile, the MPV gets sporty alloy wheels and a fluid look that enhances the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle. At the rear, it gets sleek LED taillights and an LED strip.
Inside the cabin, Kia Carens MPV gets a premium feel through the layout and the features. It gets a digital instrument cluster, a large digital infotainment display. The seat and upholstery materials appear premium and the three-row seating layout offers ample space and comfort to the occupants.
On the safety front, the MPV comes equipped with six airbags as standard across all trims along with nine additional safety features under the Robust 10 Hi-Safety package. This includes ABS, ESC, VSM, Hill Assist.
Powertrain options for the Kia Carens MPV include three different engines - 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 include a six-speed manual gearbox, a seven-speed DCT automatic gearbox and a six-speed automatic unit as well.