Kia Carens Gets MY2024 Updates, Makes Sunroof More Accessible With New Prestige Plus (O) Variant

  • Apr 2, 2024
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New variants, new colour, one additional transmission choice and a host of features set rejigs


  • MY2024 Kia Carens launched in India with a whole host of updates. 
  • Three new variants introduced: Premium (O), Prestige (O) and Prestige + (O). 
  • X-Line, earlier offered only as 6-seater, now gets a 7-seater option as well. 
  • Existing variants have been updated with a handful of features. 
  • 1.5-litre diesel manual powertrain has been introduced in the Carens. 

Following the footsteps of the Seltos and Sonet, Kia India has updated the Carens with a host of model year updates. This includes the addition of more features in existing variants, introduction of new mid-spec trims, a powertrain option as well as one new colour in the lineup. Here’s everything you need to know about the updated Carens MPV:

Kia Carens: New Variants

The biggest update for the Carens is the addition of a host of new variants: Premium (O), Prestige (O), Prestige + (O) and the X-Line 7-seater (earlier offered only with 6-seater). Here’s all the standout bits in these new variants:

  • The new Prestige Plus (O) variant now makes the sunroof more accessible, which was earlier offered from the now discontinued higher-end Luxury (O) trim. 

  • The Prestige (O) variant, based on the Prestige, gets the following additions: availability of both 6-seater and 7-seater, leatherette wrapped gearknob, keyless entry with push-button start, LED DRLs and tail lamps. 

Also Read: 2024 Kia Seltos Launched: Features Rejigged And Prices Of Automatic Option Reduced

  • The Premium (O) variant, based on the one-above-base Premium, packsan 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, steering-mounted audio controls, keyless entry with push-button start, and a shark fin antenna. 

  • Lastly, the top-end X-Line variant, earlier offered only as a 6-seater, is now available with a 7-seater option as well.

Note: We would love to give you the exact pricing and specifications of these variants, but considering just how lengthy and complex the Carens’ variant-wise pricing list is, we’d advise you to head to our model page for a closer look at the exact variant that suits your budget. 

Kia Carens: More Features In Existing Variants 

The existing variant of the Carens MPV has got a host of feature additions. We have compiled the details in this table below:


Feature Additions 


  • Keyless entry with push button start 


  • LED DRLs

  • Automatic climate control


  • LED reading lamps 

  • Sunroof (earlier limited to Luxury (O))


  • Dash camera 

  • Auto up / down for all four power windows

  • 7-seater option (earlier offered only with 6-seater)

Kia Carens: One New Colour 

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The Kia Carens will get the Pewter Olive hue from the facelifted Seltos and Sonet SUVs. It will be available from the one-above-base Prestige variant, and will be sold alongside the existing options: Imperial Blue, Moss Brown, Sparkling Silver, Intense Red, Glacier White Pearl, Clear White, Gravity Grey, and Aurora Black Pearl. 

Also Read: Kia Sonet Gets New Lower-end Variants, Sunroof Now More Accessible

Kia Carens: One New Powertrain Option Added 


The Carens is also now available with one new powertrain option: the 116PS 1.5-litre diesel engine can be had with the 6-speed manual. This will be sold alongside the existing 6-speed iMT and 6-speed torque converter automatic options. Meanwhile, the 1.5-litre petrol and turbo-petrol engines carry on unchanged. 

It’s clear that all of these updates are being made after taking customer feedback and they surely add to the appeal of the MPV. 

Kia Carens: Rivals 

The Kia Carens competes with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Mahindra Marazzo, while being a more affordable alternative to the Toyota Innova Crysta and Toyota Innova Hycross. Following these various revisions, the prices for the Kia Carens now range from Rs 10.52 lakh to Rs 19.67 lakh (ex-showroom).

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