2022 Kia Carens launched in India at Rs 9 lakh


Kia India has announced the prices of the 4th gen Carens that debuted in December 2021, which start at INR 899,900 (US$ 11,900), ex-showroom, Pan India. The MPV is available in five trims: Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus.


Apparently, the prices are introductory, which means there’s gonna be a price revision in a month or two. As standard, the Carens offers up to 7 seats, and it’s only the Luxury Plus trim that gives you a 6-seater option where the second-row will have two captain’s chairs as opposed to a bench seat in the standard 7-seater variant. Read more about the car here, and download the brochure here.

Depending on the trim and the number of seats (6- or 7-seater) you choose, the Carens offers five engine & transmission combos. For starters, there’s a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with 85 kW (115 metric hp) and 144 Nm (106 lb-ft) of torque, paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. There’s also a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine with 85 kW (115 metric hp) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque; this engine can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic. For those who want some performance as well with their MPV, the Carens also has a 1.4-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol in its portfolio, offering 103 kW (140 metric hp) and 242 Nm (178 lb-ft) of torque; transmission options will be a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT.

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