Kia Carens launch: Korean carmaker Kia is going to launch its new car Kia Carens in India today i.e. on February 15. This will be the company’s fourth car in the country after the Seltos, Sonet and Carnival. Its booking started from January 14 last month. However, it has started reaching dealerships before its launch.
Kia India started production of the Carriage in January at its Anantapur manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh. The MPV Kia Carens will compete with the Hyundai Alcazar and Tata Safari. Its price can be between 14 to 18 lakh rupees (estimated).
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Segment’s first car new features
Many first-in-class features will be seen in Kia Carence. The company had already disclosed its features. It will get many great features like 10.25-inch HD touchscreen display, next-gen Kia Connect with navigation, Bose premium sound system with 8 speakers and 64 color cabin surround mood light. Apart from this, a smart purifier with ventilation and skylight sunroof will be seen in the car for protection against viruses and bacteria.
Engine and gearbox details
The Kia Carens will get two petrol and one diesel engine option. The first is a 115hp, 144Nm, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, which will only be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox. It will be powered by a 140hp, 242Nm, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT gearbox. Apart from this, the diesel unit gets 115hp, 250Nm, 1.5-litre and will be offered with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. These engine-gearbox combinations are the same as those found on the Kia Seltos.
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Kia Carens trims
The Kia Carens MPV will be available in five different trim options Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus. The 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 colors
The Kia Carens MPV will be available in a total of eight color options. Three of these will be brand new in the Kia line-up. The new color options are Imperial Blue, Moss Brown and Sparkling Silver. Apart from these, there will be more color options like Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Gravity Grey, Glacier White Pearl and Clear White.
Wheelbase of Kia Carens
The Kia Carens MPV will come with the longest wheelbase in its category. Because of this, it will also give tough competition to the cars of its upper segment. It measures 4,540 mm in length, 1,800 mm in width, 1,708 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,780 mm which provides comfortable seating experience even in the third row.
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