Kia Carens Bookings Open

Kia Carens Bookings Open

Kia India have commenced the bookings for the Carens. You can book the Carens from any Kia dealership or online via Kia’s official website for Rs. 25,000. There is no cancellation fee from Kia, but in the case of bank transfer, they will charge a nominal processing fee of Rs. 15 plus taxes. For all other payment modes, the processing fee is Rs 250. We expect Kia to reveal the prices of the Carens in Feb-Mar 2022.

Kia Carens

Carens shares its engine options with the Seltos with the exact same power and torque outputs. The 1.5L normal petrol engine in the Carens makes 115PS of power and 144Nm of torque. This engine will only come with a 6-speed manual. The 1.4L turbo petrol engine makes 140PS of maximum power and 242Nm of peak torque is available with both manual transmission and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

There is also a 1.5L diesel engine on offer, which makes 115PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. It’s available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

Kia India will offer the Carens in five variants:

  • Premium
  • Prestige
  • Prestige Plus
  • Luxury
  • Luxury Plus

The variant-wise powertrain and seating options are mentioned in the table below.

KIA CARENS | VARIANTS

Engine

Premium

Prestige

Prestige Plus

Luxury

Luxury Plus

 

7 Seater

6/7 Seater

 

Manual

1.5L Petrol

1.4L Turbo Petrol

1.5L Diesel

 

Automatic

1.4L Turbo Petrol

1.5L Diesel

It is worth noting that the 1.5L normal petrol engine is available in the two lower variants only. In these variants, there’s no option of automatic transmission with any of the engines.

While you can have the turbo-petrol engine with an automatic transmission in Prestige Plus and Luxury Plus variants, the diesel-automatic powertrain is only available in the top-spec Luxury Plus variant.

The optional captain seats are only available in the top Luxury Plus variant. All other variants will get a bench seat in the middle. That said, air-con vents are available in all the rows right from the base variant.

Carens shares the platform and powertrain options with the Seltos, Hyundai Creta and Alcazar. While the Carens gets the same seating layout as the Alcazar, it is slightly larger. You can see the difference in dimensions of the Kia Carens and some comparable cars in the table below:

KIA CARENS vs RIVALS | DIMENSIONS

 

XL6

Alcazar

Carens

Hector Plus

Innova Crysta

Length

4445mm

4500mm

4540mm

4720mm

4735mm

Width

1775mm

1790mm

1800mm

1835mm

1830mm

Height

1700mm

1675mm

1708mm

1760mm

1795mm

Wheelbase

2740mm

2760mm

2780mm

2750mm

2750mm

Ground Clearance

180mm*

200mm

NA

192mm

NA

Boot space (min.)

209L*

180L

NA

155L

300L

Fuel Tank

45L

50L

45L

60L

55L (D) & 65L (P)

Tyre Size (Base)

185/65 R15

215/60 R17

195/65 R15

215/60 R17

205/65 R16

Tyre Size (Top)

185/65 R15

215/55 R18

205/65 R16

215/55 R18

215/55 R17

It’s worth noting that the Carens’ wheelbase is larger than that of the Toyota Innova Crysta and MG Hector Plus even though it’s smaller than these cars. Kia are yet to announce the boot space and ground clearance of the Carens.

Some of the notable features on offer with the Kia Carens are:

  • 6 airbags as standard
  • All-wheel disc brakes as standard
  • Sunroof
  • 2-level centre console storage
  • Underseat storage
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Captain seat option in the second row
  • One-touch electric tumble second-row seat for easy access to third-row seats
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Telematics
  • Rear AC vents with separate compressor for second and third-row occupants
  • Perfume slot
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Cruise control
  • Auto AC
  • Front-row and second-row armrests
  • 8-speaker Bose sound system
  • LED headlamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Integrated air purifier
  • Multi-colour ambient lighting

Besides the Hyundai Alcazar, the Kia Carens will also compete with Mahindra XUV700, Tata Safari, Toyota Innova Crysta, Maruti Suzuki XL6 and Mahindra Marazzo. We expect Kia India to price the Carens between Rs. 13 lakh and Rs. 18 lakh (ex-showroom).

Also read: 2022 Kia Carens Engine, Dimensions Revealed - Bookings Open On January 14

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amit Saraswat

Born and brought up in Agra, he grew up reading magazines more than textbooks. With a keen interest in cars, he decided to make his future in automotive journalism and is currently helping in content at V3Cars.

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