With reservations for the Carens opening starting Jan. 14, Kia is revealing details of its fourth model in the Indian market. The Carens will be available in five trim levels with a six- or seven-seater layout depending on the variant.
The entry-level Carens Premium will include kits such as 16-inch steel wheels, semi-leather seat padding, one-touch power tilt for the middle row seats, a digital dashboard 7.5-inch, six airbags, ABS, ESC, all-wheel disc brakes, rear parking sensors and a tire pressure monitoring system.
The higher Prestige version adds an 8-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 12.5-inch LCD dashboard, a 6-speaker audio system, a rear view camera and front parking sensors.
The Prestige Plus benefits from additional technologies such as automatic climate control, keyless entry and exit, several driving modes (DCT only) – Normal, Eco and Sport. The set also includes alloy rims and a rear wiper.
The Luxury trim gets LED headlights, a 10.25-inch touchscreen with Kia Connect user interface that will feature OTA updates, 64-color ambient lighting, air purifier, telescopic steering wheel, full leatherette seats and backrest tables for the second row.
The fully equipped Luxury Plus adds an 8-speaker Bose audio system, wireless charger, ventilated front seats, rain-sensing wipers and a sunroof.
As for the engine, the Carens MPV will be available with a choice of diesel and gasoline engines. The entry-level powertrain will be a 1.5-liter 115 hp petrol engine with a 1.4-liter 140 hp turbo petrol engine available in higher variants. The Carens will also be equipped with a 1.5-liter 115 hp diesel engine.
Gearbox choices will include a six-speed manual transmission that will be standard on the 1.5-liter gasoline and 1.5-liter diesel engines, the latter also benefiting from an automatic torque converter gearbox. six-speed. A seven-speed DCT gearbox will only be available with the 1.4-liter turbo petrol.