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All The Important Details About The New Kia Carens Now Revealed


The Korean carmaker will start accepting bookings officially from January 14 onwards

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  • Carens to come in five trims: Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus.
  • Will be offered either as a 6-seater or 7-seater.
  • It’s 4,540mm long, 1800mm wide, 1708mm tall, and has a 2780mm wheelbase.
  • Will get 115PS 1.5-litre petrol and diesel, and 140PS 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engines.
  • Likely to be priced between Rs 14 lakh and Rs 19 lakh (ex-showroom).

During the unveiling of the Kia Carens, the Korean carmaker remained tight-lipped about the upcoming MPV’s trims, dimensions, and other technical specifications. Now, just before bookings are set to begin on January 14, the Korean carmaker has dropped all the important details about the upcoming people-mover.  

Here’s all the dope you need to know:

Trims, Seating Options, And Colours

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The Carens will come in five broad trims: Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus. The first four will be offered only as a 7-seater while the top-spec Luxury Plus will get the option of a 6-seater and 7-seater. The Carens' second row will also have a segment-first electronic tumble function for easier access. 

When it comes to colour choices, the Carens will get eight options: Imperial Blue, Moss Brown, Sparkling Silver, Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Gravity Grey, Glacier White Pearl, and Clear White. The first three are new for a Kia. Surprisingly though, the MPV doesn’t get a single dual-tone option. 

Dimensions

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Kia was hush hush about the Carens’ dimensions, but the Korean carmaker stated the MPV will boast the longest wheelbase. Now, the dimensions are out and here’s a quick comparison with its platform sibling, the Alcazar:

 

Kia Carens

Hyundai Alcazar

Length (mm)

4540mm (+40mm)

4500mm

Width (mm)

1800mm (+10mm)

1790mm

Height (mm)

1708mm (+ 33mm)

1675mm*

Wheelbase (mm)

2780mm (+20mm)

2760mm

*Without roof rails

As evident from the table above, the Carens is slightly larger than the Alcazar in all aspects. 

Powertrain Options

The Carens will be offered with a choice of a 115PS 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol and diesel, and a 140PS 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine options. The diesel and turbo-petrol mills will get a choice of manual and automatic transmissions, while the base 1.5-litre petrol will get only a 6-speed manual. 

Take a look at the detailed specifications:

 

1.5-litre NA Petrol

1.4-litre Turbo-petrol

1.5-litre Diesel

Power (PS)

115PS

140PS

115PS 

Torque (Nm)

144Nm

242Nm

250Nm

Transmission Options

6-speed manual 

6-speed MT / 7-speed DCT

6-speed MT / 6-speed AT

Expected Price And Rivals

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The Kia Carens is likely to be positioned as a seven-seater alternative to the Seltos and not an upgrade. We suspect it to be priced between Rs 12 lakh to Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom), putting it in contention with the Maruti Suzuki XL6, Mahindra Marazzo, and select variants of the Hyundai Alcazar and Mahindra XUV700

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