The much-anticipated Kia Carens has been introduced in the Indian market, with introductory prices for the petrol version starting at Rs 8.99 lakh, while the diesel version is priced from Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Kia began accepting bookings for the Carens online and at dealerships earlier last month, with the booking amount set at Rs 25,000. The brand has revealed that it has received over 19,089 bookings for the Carens so far.
The variant-wise prices of the Kia Carens are as follows:

Kia Carens is essentially based on Seltos and is looking at replicating the success that the mid-size SUV has had here since it was first launched back in 2019. Dimensionally, the Carens measures 4,540mm in length, 1,800mm in width, 1,700mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,780mm. Compared to the Seltos, the Carens is 225mm longer and 80mm taller, while the wheelbase is 160mm longer.
Kia Carens: Exterior design
The Carens sports a distinct exterior design and styling. The front-end styling has hints of Kia Soul, while the panel flowing along with the bonnet shut line joining LED DRLs makes it look a bit like an EV. The front, of course, carries the signature Kia ‘Tiger Nose’ grille and it gets a piano black finish with a textured effect. Further, placed down on the bumper and divided by a thin chrome stripe are the complete LED headlamps, and the fog lamps are LED units as well.
At the rear, the integrated spoiler carries the high-mounted stop light and LED taillights, which extends neatly into a reflector unit stretching right across the boot lid.
Kia Carens: Variants and colour options
The Carens will be available in five variants – Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury, and Luxury Plus. The Carens will offer eight exterior shades that include Imperial Blue, Intense Red, Gravity Grey, Aurora Black, Glacier White, Clear White, Moss Brown, and Sparkling Silver.
Kia Carens: Interior and features
The cabin of the Carens follows a two-tone black and beige theme. The dashboard gets a silver V-shape insert in the Center while a similar treatment can be seen on the door pads as well. All four AC vents have been smartly integrated with the chrome that runs along the width of the dashboard.
The Kia Carens feature a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It is sharp, easy to operate and offers a split-screen function. It also features a fully digital driver display with different themes and various information. There are all of the expected features, like auto climate control, a sunroof (not panoramic) and wireless phone charging. There’s also a brilliant-sounding 8-speaker Bose audio system, 64- colour ambient lighting, Ventilated front seats, five USB Type-C charging ports, a perfume dispenser, and an air purifier that Kia says gets rid of bacteria and viruses with UVC light and a HEPA filter.
Kia Carens: Engine and Transmission
The Kia Carens will be available with a choice of diesel and petrol engines. The entry-level can be ordered with a 115hp, 1.5-litre petrol engine while the 140hp, 1.4-litre, turbo-petrol engine available will be available in higher variants. The Carens will also come with a 115hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine.
Gearbox options will include a six-speed manual transmission that will be standard on the 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. A seven-speed DCT gearbox will be available only with the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol.
Kia Carens: Safety features
The safety package includes 6 Airbags, ABS, ESC, HAC, VSM, DBC (Downhill Brake Control), BAS, All-Wheel Disc Brakes, TPMS Highline and Rear Parking Sensors across all variants as standard equipment.
Kia Carens: Rivals
The Kia Carens competes directly with the Hyundai Alcazar and MG Hector Plus, while other contenders from a higher sub-segment will include the Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV 700 and the Toyota Innova Crysta. At this price the Carens will also give a tought time to Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and XL6


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