Carens Now an MPV from Kia

The Carens was unveiled back in December last year. Carens is a combination of two words, car and renaissance. It will be offered with both petrol and diesel engine variants

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By Auto Crat

Korean car maker Kia has launched a new people mover car, targeting a segment which is popular in India. The new three-row vehicle, Kia Carens, was launched in India on February 15.

The price of the car is expected to be in the range of Rs 10-15 lakh. Carens is Kia’s fourth product in the country after Seltos, Sonet and Carnival. The Carens was unveiled back in December last year. Carens is a combination of two words, car and renaissance. It will be offered with both petrol and diesel engine variants.

 It will also have plus multiple transmission options, including the 7DCT and 6AT. In then safety section, six airbags will be offered as standard. It will have connectivity features, the next-generation Kia Connect app and flexible seating options.

The Carens is basically a people mover, but is being positioned as a recreational vehicle (a somewhat new concept in India) or MPV. It is based on the company’s popular compact SUV Kia Seltos and comes with the same petrol and diesel powertrains.

The company recently commenced the series production of the new Kia Carens, while pre-bookings opened on January 14, 2022.

Within the first 24 hours of opening bookings, the company received over 7,700 pre-orders for the Carens. That further shows the huge demand for Kia variants in this country.

 The Kia Carens comes with three choices of engines and transmission units. These include a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The transmission job will be handled by a six-speed manual, a seven-speed DCT or a six-speed automatic gearbox.

General features

  • Mileage: Petrol comes with a 45-litre fuel tank. Carens Diesel comes with a 45-litre fuel tank. Note: ARAI reported mileage or fuel efficiency is measured in standard test conditions.
  • 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine
  • 2nd Seat “One Touch Easy Electric Tumble”
  • Roof Flushed 2nd & 3rd Row Diffused AC Vents
  • Semi Leatherette (Black & Indigo) Seats
  • 2nd row 60:40 Split Seats with Sliding, Reclining and Tumble
  • 3rd row 50:50 Split Seats with Reclining and Full Flat Folding
  • ISOFIX Child Anchor
  • 5 USB Type C Ports

Dimensions :-

  • Overall Height   1708*mm           
  • Overall Length   4540mm
  • Overall Width    1800mm
  • Wheelbase         2780 mm

Features:-
There are host of special features associated with this car. They are:

  • LED headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Wide airdam
  • 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels
  • Roof rails
  • Aggressive-looking wraparound LED taillamps
  • A muscular rear bumper with chrome details.

Inside:-
The cabin comes with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the latest gen ‘Kia Connect’ connected car tech. The MPV also gets a Bose premium sound system with 8 speakers, a smart pure air purifier with virus and bacteria protection, ventilated front seats, second-row seats with one-touch easy electric tumble function, and a sunroof.

Safety:-

  • Safety features include the following:
  • 6 airbags
  • Electronic stability control
  • VSM
  • Hill assist control
  • DBC
  • ABS
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes on all four wheels
  • Highline TPMS
  • Rear parking sensors.

Colour
Exterior – Sparkling silver, Clear White and Gravity Gray.

Interior – Saturn Black + Cocoon Beige.

Exterior:-

  • R15 – 38.1cm (15″) Steel Wheel with Full Size Wheel Cover (G1.5)
  • R16 – 40.62cm (16″) Steel Wheel with Full Size Wheel Cover (G1.4/D1.5)
  • Digital Radiator Grille (with Silver Décor)
  • Body Colored Front Bumper
  • Kia Signature Tiger Nose Grille (with Silver Surround Accents)
  • Body Colored Rear Bumper
  • Rear Bumper Garnish (Black Garnish with Diamond Knurling Pattern)
  • Rear Skid Plate (Black)
  • Wheel Arch and Side Moldings (Black)
  • Beltline (Black)
  • Black Side Door Garnish with Diamond Knurling Pattern
  • Body Colored Outside Door Handles
  • Integrated Rear Spoiler with Hi-Gloss Black Side Cover
  • Halogen Headlamps
  • Halogen Tail Lamps

Interior:-

  • Indigo Metal Paint Dashboard
  • Rich Two Tone Black and Beige Interiors with Indigo Accents
  • Premium Headlining
  • Luggage Board
  • Semi Leatherette (Black & Indigo) Seats
  • Front Armrest with Open Storage and Tray

Safety:-

  • ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)
  • BAS (Brake force Assist System)
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
  • HAC (Hill-start Assist Control)
  • VSM (Vehicle Stability Management)
  • DBC (Downhill Brake Control)
  • 6 Airbags
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Highline)
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • All Wheel Disc Brakes
  • High Mount Stop Lamp with Emergency Stop Signal
  • Front seat belts with Pretensioner and Load limiter
  • Drive and Passenger Seat Belt Reminder
  • Central Door Lock
  • Speed Sensing Door Lock
  • Impact Sensing Door Unlock
  • ISOFIX Child Anchor