After delivering three back to back successful products in India, Kia is planning to launch the fourth one very soon. The brand before the final launch revealed almost all the details related to its upcoming MPV named Carens. Interestingly, as per the sources, Kia will start accepting bookings for the same from 14th January.
Searching for a family car? Here are all the details related to upcoming Carens down below.
- Bookings for the upcoming Carens will start from 14th January.
- Kia Carens will be available with three different engine options.
- It is even expected to arrive with both 6 and 7-seater layouts.
Starting with the design, the upcoming Kia Carens does feel like a hybrid version of SUV and MPV. At the front, the brand has offered a pair of aggressive-looking headlamps, sportier bumper and muscular bonnet hood. Similarly, the side profile with body cladding and large alloy wheels does remind you of other premium MPVs.
Coming to the tail-end, Carens will also get a pair of sleek LED taillamps with a subtle roof spoiler to complete the overall profile.
Inside the cabin, it feels absolutely premium, all credit goes to a flat-bottom steering wheel behind which proudly sits a fully digital instrument cluster. Other features, including a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, air purifier, 64-colour ambient lighting, automatic climate control, etc further improves the practicality. For occupants safety, Kia has tried its best by offering six airbags, ABS, all four disc brakes and ESC on the all-new Carens.
Kia has confirmed that the same powertrain that was available on the Seltos will be powering the upcoming Carens. Starting with the petrol units, it will be making its debut with 1.5-litre naturally aspirated and 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engines. Likewise, a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine will also be a part of the trim.
For transmission duties, Carens is expected to come equipped with a 6-speed manual, torque converter and 7-speed DCT gearbox depending upon the variant.
Time will tell where exactly the upcoming Carens will be placed in terms of rivalry. For now, there are several well-established 6 or 7-seater MPVs such as Maruti Suzuki XL6, Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari and Toyota Innova Crysta available in India. Searching for a family MPV? Let’s check out the all-new XL6 down below.
Maruti Suzuki XL6
The XL6 is a more premium version of the popular Ertiga. Even though the brand retails it from their NEXA channel, this MPV is quite affordable and practical when compared to its rivals. For starters, it is powered by a sole 1.5-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine with overall output rated at 105PS and 138Nm. Being a premium version of the Ertiga, it comes equipped with lots of modern features, including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, flat-bottom steering wheel and automatic climate control among others. For more details related to it click here.
|Maruti Suzuki XL6|
|Engine||1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol|
|Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs.9.98 Lakhs to Rs.11.86 Lakhs|