Indian Automobile Market is very sensitive and it is difficult to understand what
Indian buyers want because a majority of people would love to show their neighbors the list of long features that the car would have. From the very first product that Kia launched, the Seltos, it was feature loaded. It had some of the first in segment features. The Sonet and the Carnival, they were also placed right and now the Carens! Kia has taken care of it this time as well. #TheNextFromKia.
We have already seen the Carens but here are a list of features that the Carens
offers based on the variant you chose and mind you, the list is not short. It is long and might amaze you with the power pack it offers.
The Carens has 66 connected car features, 3 powertrains and 3 transmission options. The Carens will be made available in five trims, Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus. All the variants come with six airbags as
standard along with 9 additional safety features under Robust 10 Hi-Safety package including ESC & VSM.
Furthermore, the vehicle hosts many first-in-class features such as 26.03 Cm (10.25”) HD Touchscreen Navigation with Next Generation Kia Connect, BOSE Premium Sound System with 8 speakers, Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus and Bacteria protection, Ventilated front seats, 2nd Row Seat One Touch Easy Electric Tumble and SkyLight Sunroof. Available in three power train options, Smartstream 1.5 Petrol, Smartstream 1.4 T-GDi Petrol and 1.5 CRDi VGT Diesel, there will be an option to choose from three transmission options – 6MT, 7DCT and 6AT.
The Diesel engine is offered with a six speed manual as well as an automatic gearbox which delivers a 115PS of power and 250NM of torque. While the petrol engine gets an option of 1.5 Litre, 6 Speed Manual transmission which produces 115PS of power, there is another option which is powered by a 1.4 litre T-GDi engine which is again six speed manual and seven speed DCT and it produces 140 PS of power. Similar to the Seltos. The vehicle will be offered in the Seven seater option in Premium to Luxury trims, while the Luxury Plus trim will be available with a choice of both 6 and 7 seater options.
In India, people want more and if there is anything that people love is more at
less. The Carens fulfills this by not only adding a list of first in class features but also on the other hand it has a futuristic design element and it is very practical for Indian families. With a Wheelbase of 2780mm, the Carens has the longest wheelbase in it’s segment, meaning it can accommodate seven passengers with ease and it makes the drive even more comfortable.
The Kia Carens will introduce three new colors in the Kia line-up while offering a choice of a total of eight colors to the buyers:
– Imperial Blue (New Colour)
– Moss Brown (New Color)
– Sparkling Silver (New Color)
– Intense Red
– Aurora Black Pearl
– Gravity Grey
– Glacier White Pearl
– Clear White
Apart from the long list of first in segment features, here are some key highlights that make the Carens even strong:
– Large Cabin Space led by Longest Wheelbase in the class
– 1.5L CRDi VGT 6MT & 6AT
– Smartstream G1.4 TGDi 6MT & 7DCT
– Paddle Shifters
– Front Parking Sensors
– Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
– Roof Flushed 2nd and 3rd row diffused AC vents
– Star Map LED DRLs with Crown Jewel LED Headlamps
– R-16 – 40.62 (16”) Dual Tone Crystal Cut Alloy Wheels
– Star Map LED Tail lamps
– Digital Radiator Grille with Kia Signature Tiger face
– Smartphone wireless charger with Cooling function
– 1st row Cooling Cup Holders and 2nd row Can Holders
– Retractable Seat Back Table with Cup Holder and Gadget Mount
– Sliding type Under Seat Tray
– Easy Push Retractable Cup Holder & Tray
The Carens is well put in place and is set to hit the Indian Roads. It is a vehicle that is made for people of India, who love style, features, safety and at the same time want practicality and accommodate seven people. It is placed in the way that you might not be able to refuse the offer and the bookings commences from 14th January 2022. What do you think of the Carens? Can it cater the hearts of Indian people? is it the perfect vehicle? Let us know in the comments section below and click here to read our previous articles.