Kia Carens Joins Punjab Police Fleet As Emergency Response Vehicles | V3Cars

Kia India have delivered 71 specially modified Carens MPV to the Punjab Police. The modified Carens will function as Emergency Response Vehicles to provide immediate assistance to citizens during emergencies. The delivery of the Carens police vehicles also marks Kia India’s official entry into the purpose built vehicle (PBV) segment.

Kia Carens

Kia had showcased 2 Carens PBVs – a police vehicle and an ambulance – at the 2023 Auto Expo. The Carens police vehicle is powered by Kia’s 1.5L normal petrol engine that produces 115PS of power and 144Nm of torque. It comes mated to a single transmission option – a 6-speed manual. The Carens PBV offers features like high-intensity strobe lights, PA system and a 60Ah battery to run to additional equipment. It is offered with a 7-seat configuration, featuring 60:40 split folding rear seats and a 50:50 split folding third row.

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Other feature highlights of the Carens police emergency response vehicles include: 

  • Semi-digital instrument cluster 
  • Idle engine start-stop 
  • 6 airbags 
  • Front and rear disc brakes 
  • Electronic stability control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Roof-mounted AC vents
  • All 4 power windows
  • Adjustable headrests 
  • 12V power socket 
  • 5 USB-C charging ports.

Commenting on the delivery of 71 Carens as PBVs, Myung-sik Sohn – Chief Sales and Business Officer, Kia India, said: "Purpose-Based Vehicles (PBVs) represent the future of mobility as they offer the possibility of extensive customization to meet specific mobility requirements. Kia is proud to team up with the Punjab Police in delivering technologically enhanced Carens as PBVs, tailored to offer the best and safest driving experience, particularly for longer journeys. The spacious interiors and comfortable headrests make it an ideal mobility solution."

He added, "With strategic partnerships like this, we aim to broaden the appeal of a family mover like Carens to all institutions looking for a 7-seater mobility solution."

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Nikil Jonathan

Nikil's a huge fan of classic cars, especially Italian beauties such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint and the Iso Grifo. His love for cars and bikes originated when he first laid his eyes on a poster of the Ferrari F40 and the MV Agusta F4 when he was just a child. He also loves all things analogue, especially vintage cameras and turntables.


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