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Kia Carens reserving to begin from January 14 | Autocar India

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Revealed On Dec 31, 2021 07:30:00 AM

Kia Carens booking to commence from January 14

The Carens can be positioned above the Maruti XL6, though it’s anticipated to undercut the costs of the Hyundai Alcazar.

Bookings for the Kia Carens in India will begin on January 14, 2022. The value announcement is anticipated to happen round February-March 2022. The Carens can be Kia’s fourth product in India, one which can be solely manufactured right here, for each home and export functions. Kia has bucked the SUV pattern, adopting a novel method with the Carens by calling it a ‘leisure automobile’.

  • Carens wheelbase is 20mm longer than Alcazar
  • Carens will are available each six- and seven-seater configurations
  • Can be supplied with two petrol and one diesel engine choice

Kia Carens: exterior design

The Kia Carens has the proportions of an MPV, however will get a number of SUV-like styling cues and appears fairly putting, to say the least. The face is characterised by a split-LED headlamp meeting and a sealed off grille that’s housed inside a contrasting gloss again trim. Down under, the entrance bumper is extra sedately styled, though the gaping central air consumption does add some character.

Being based mostly on the Seltos, the Carens has some resemblance to the previous up till the entrance doorways, however will get a a lot bigger rear door and rear quarter glass space. It additionally will get a chrome garnish alongside the window line and pronounced creases on the entrance and rear fenders. On the rear, the Carens will get a pair of wraparound LED tail-lamps which might be linked by way of a slim LED strip. The rear windshield is barely raked and options an built-in spoiler, whereas the bumper is aggressively styled, that includes chrome inserts for some added bling.

Kia Carens: inside and options

In typical Kia vogue, the Carens boasts of a premium and feature-equipped cabin. The inside has a clear, layered impact with the infotainment system neatly built-in into the sprint. There’s even some advantageous detailing on the dashboard trim and on the door panels, including some jazz to the inside.

Beneath the top-half, the AC vents come neatly built-in alongside the width of the inside. It additionally will get a brand new touch-based panel with toggle switches for the HVAC controls and ambient lights underlining all this. The centre console is brief and stubby and options extra controls for seat air flow, drive modes and so forth. The Carens can be obtainable in each 6- and 7-seat configurations, with the previous getting captains seats for the second row.

By way of options, the Carens comes geared up with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Kia’s UVO join, a totally digital instrument cluster, an eight-speaker Bose sound system, 64-colour ambient lighting, ventilated entrance seats, seat-back tables with cup holders, electrically powered one-touch tumble down characteristic for the second row, single-pane sunroof and extra. Security onboard consists of six airbags as normal, and a number of different options like ABS and ESC, hill-start help, disc brakes on all 4 wheels, TPMS and rear parking sensors.

Kia Carens: engine and gearbox particulars

Beneath the hood, the Kia Carens will get the choice of two petrol and a diesel unit. The primary is a 115hp, 144Nm, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that may solely be supplied with a 6-speed guide gearbox. Then there’s the 140hp, 242Nm, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine that may include both a 6-speed guide or 7-speed DCT gearbox. Lastly, the diesel unit is a 115hp, 250Nm, 1.5-litre mill and can be supplied with both a 6-speed guide or 6-speed torque converter automated gearbox. These engine-gearbox mixtures are the identical as those supplied within the Kia Seltos.

Kia Carens: anticipated value and rivals

By way of value, the Carens can be positioned above the Maruti Suzuki XL6, though it’s anticipated to undercut the value of its sibling, the Hyundai Alcazar. The Alcazar can even be probably the most direct rival of the Carens, though it should rival different equally priced SUVs as nicely. 

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