Yes, we are talking about the Kia Carens 7 seater MPV which has started giving competition to cars like Maruti Ertiga, XL6 and Toyota Innova as soon as it entered the market. Kia Carens has registered an annual growth of 1274 percent in the last January.
Let us tell you that the demand for this car of the company was never so high. The company launched it at the beginning of last year. In January 2022, the sale of Cairns was only 575 units. But in January 2023, there was a jump of 1274 percent in the sales of this car and 7,900 units were sold. In comparison, Maruti Suzuki has sold 9,750 units of Ertiga. At the same time, Toyota’s total vehicle sales are 12,835 units.
Coming to the Kia Carens, the company offers it in 6 and 7 seater configurations. It has been made available in five trims – Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus. It gets 216 liters of boot space and there is also an option to increase the boot space by folding down the rear seats.
In terms of engines, the Carens is being offered with three engine options – 1.5-litre petrol (115PS and 144Nm), 1.4-litre turbo-petrol (140PS and 242Nm) and 1.5-litre diesel.
This MPV comes with best in class cabin and safety features. The Kia Carens gets a digital instrument cluster, electric one-touch folding, 64 color ambient lighting, ventilated front seats and a single-pane sunroof. It gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
It gets safety features like 6 airbags, cruise control, disc brakes on all wheels, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control (ESC) and tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Kia Carens price starts at Rs. 10.20 Lakh – Rs. 18.45 Lakh, ex-showroom.