New Kia Carens which debuted in December 2021 has been officially launched in India with prices starting from INR 8.99 lac (PKR 20.89 lac). The 3-row MPV which is available in either 6- or 7-seat configurations comes available in 5 variants with 3 engine and 3 transmission options.
There is a 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol engine producing 112hp and 144Nm of torque which comes paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox, as well as a 1.5L diesel engine producing 112hp and 250Nm of torque paired to 6-speed manual and automatic transmission options. Also on offer is a 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine that produces 136hp and 242Nm of torque, mated exclusively to a 7-speed DCT gearbox.
In terms of exterior styling, the 2022 Kia Carens feature LED headlamps, LED DRLs, ice cube-shaped LED fog lights, 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, roof rails, wrap-around LED taillights, spoiler with an integrated high-mounted stop lamp, and a large chrome insert for the rear bumper.
Inside, the Kia Carens MPV comes equipped with features such as 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto and Kia’s UVO connect, wireless charging, a fully-digital instrument cluster, ventilated front seats, automatic climate control, cruise control, wireless charging with cooling function, electric sunroof, and ambient lighting.
Standard safety features in Kia Carens include 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, all-wheel disc brakes, speed-sensing door locks, impacting-sensing door auto-unlock function, rear parking sensors, and TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system). More details about the new Kia Carens are available in our earlier post.
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