The Kia Cars has grabbed a lot of attention from the Indian car customers. The company has received over 19,000 pre-orders in the last one month since the bookings started. So, if you too are considering buying a Kia Carens, here’s everything you need to know about it (Kia Carens Top Things To Know):
1. Based on New Design Platform
The Kia Carence has been built on the company’s new design platform. or ‘Opposites United’ design language. In fact, it is the first Kia car in India to follow the new design language. Kia Motors is using this platform in the EV6 electric SUV.
2. Available in 6 and 7 seat options
The new Kia Carence is a three-row MPV offered in both 6 and 7-seater options. The company offers it in 5 trims – Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus. The 6-seater variant with captain seats in the second row is offered as an option only with the top-end Luxury Plus trim.
3. Engine sourced from Kia Seltos
The new Karens MPV shares its engine options with the Kia Seltos. It gets the entry-level Smartstream 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that churns out 113 bhp power and 144 Nm of torque, and is only offered with the premium and Prestige variants of the car. Apart from this, the Karens has also been offered in 1.4L turbo petrol engine and 1.5L turbo-diesel engine.
4. Equipped with modern features
The MPV gets a well-crafted cabin with a premium fit and finish. It gets 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 12.5-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless charging, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, auto climate control, 8-speaker Bose sound system, multiple USB charging points, ambient mood lighting, spotlights, rear table tray. Features like sunroof are available. Additionally, the seven-seater variant gets electric one-touch tumble seats for third-row use.
The Kia Carence also uses the latest connected car technology – Kia Connect, which comes with 66 features like geofencing, live vehicle positioning and tracking. Apart from this, some remote-controlled features like engine start/stop, climate control operation and door lock/unlock are also given. The second line also gets the latest smart air purifier with virus and bacteria protection unit.
5. Competitive price
The new MPV has been offered at an aggressive price tag that starts at Rs 8.99 lakh and goes up to Rs 16.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). These are introductory prices and Kia may revise the prices after next 2 to 3 months.