Kia Carens Launched At ₹8.99 Lakh!


Kia’s made-in-India people mover is finally here and how! The Carens impressed everyone with its packaging, features and powertrains. The only thing left for us to know was its pricing which has surely shocked us all! Starting at ₹8.99 lakh, the Carens has not just shaken up the MPV segment, but also other compact and mid-size SUVs! The Carens has already recieved 19089 bookings and we are sure that these numbers will double up in no time! Let’s take a look at its introductory prices:


Kia Carens introductory prices


Carens is a brand-new model with the newest of Kia’s design philosophy. It is called the ‘Opposites United’ and this offers an amalgamated look of an SUV and an MPV. These design cues are new even for Korean manufacturers. It measures 4,540mm in length, 1,800mm in width and 1,708mm in height. It has a class leading wheelbase of 2780mm. The front is divided into two parts. The lower portion houses a big mesh grille which is surrounded by chrome inserts.

Kia Carens globally revealed

The fog lamps are placed next to the grille and have a triple light set up. The LED headlights also get a triple beam setup, and the DRLs are split from the main lights. A slat of black connects the two DRLs and gets an embossed design. Looking from the side, we see a straight roofline, and bold character lines running across the fenders. The plastic-clad wheel arches and side plates add to the bold appeal. Being an MPV the rear stretches farther back, but the wider stance, sharp taillights, and the chunky diffuser with chrome lines neatly cover the estate look of the Carens.

Kia Carens revealed rear


The interiors offer a beautiful look, with a wrap-around dashboard and a flat-bottom steering wheel. The seats are finished in Indigo and Beige, while the dash is covered in high gloss black. Not just the front seats but the cup holders are also ventilated. We no more see a single piece of glass, and now get a separate 10.25-inch infotainment system and a fully digital display. The car is equipped with an air purifier and the 2nd row also gets seatback tables. The car is available in 6 and 7-seater models.

Kia Carens Dashboard (1)

In both cases, we get one-touch electric tumble seats for easy access to the 3rd row, and the rear doors also get spot lamps. Both second and third rows get AC vents. The car gets a host of features. Starting with the safety department, the car comes equipped with a Hi-Secure Safety Package. The Carens get; 6-Airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill-Assist Control (HAC), Downhill Brake Control (DBC), Brake Assist System (BAS), Cruise Control, Highline TPMS, and All-Wheel Disc Brakes. The car gets 3 Driving modes; Eco, Normal, and Sport.

Kia Carens Interiors

The spacious cabin gets 64-colour ambient lighting, a skylight sunroof, and a Bose sound system with 8 speakers. It gets Paddle shifters, smartphone wireless charging, automatic headlights, Rain sensing wipers, and Front-Parking Sensors. In terms of practicality, we get under-seat storage with a sliding tray, retractable cup-holders, large side door bins, two-tier storage inside the front armrest, folding armrest for the 2nd row. Carens also gets the connected car feature, with the Kia Connect App. One of the major updates with Kia Connect is the enhancement of OTA (Over the Air) maps and System Updates. The new AVNT of the vehicle now supports ten native languages.

kia carens cabin


The Carens is offered with three powertrain options. The entry level variants get a 1.5-litre four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine that put out 115HP and 144 Nm of torque. This unit is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. It gets a certified fuel economy of 15.7 km/l. The diesel engine is the familar 1.5-litre unit that puts out 115HP and 250Nm. This unit is coupled with a 6-Speed MT or a 6-Speed AT.

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Kia Carens Front

It gets a certified fuel economy of 21.3 km/l for the manual and 18.4 km/l for the automatic. The most powerful offering is a 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that puts out 140HP and 242 Nm of torque. This unit comes mated to a 6-Speed manual or a 7-Speed DCT. It gets a certified fuel economy of 16.2 km/l for the manual and 16.5 km/l for the automatic.

Kia Carens Side Profile

Colours and Variants

The Carens is available in 8 colors including Imperial Blue, Moss Brown, Sparkling Silver, Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Gravity Grey, Glacier White Pearl, and Clear White. It is available in 5 trims namely Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury, and Luxury Plus. The 1.5-litre N.A petrol is available only in the entry level Premium and Prestige trims.

Also read: Kia Carens Variants explained

Kia Carens Interiors

The option of an automatic transmission will be offered in the Prestige Plus for the 1.4 turbo petrol whereas the Luxury Plus trims gets an automatic transmission for both, the turbo petrol and diesel. The Carens will offer an option of 6 seats on the top-end variant whereas all the other variants come with 7 seats as standard.



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