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2022 Kia Carens to launch in India on February 15

Tuhin Guha Published: February 05, 2022, 12:48 PM IST

Kia India will launch its next offering, the Kia Carens, on February 15. The Carens is a three-row MPV with SUV-like attributes and has seen great interest so far. Over 7,700 orders were placed on the first day of bookings opening. Prospective buyers can pay a Rs 25,000 deposit to book the Carens online or at any Kia dealership.

2022 Kia Carens variants, features, safety

The new Kia will be available in Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus variants in siz or seven-seater options. Notable features include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment with eight-speaker Bose audio, 64-colour ambient lighting, air purifier, connected-car tech, ventilated front seats, wireless charging, sunroof, 16-inch dual-tone alloys, LED DRLS and headlamps and LED taillamps.

Practicality touches include tumble fold second-row seats, roof-mounted second and third row AC vents with blower controls, second-row puddle lamps, front cooled cupholders and second row can holders, retractable seatback table with cupholders and gadget mounts, sliding under-seat tray, retractable cup holder and tray.

The Kia Carens also carries an impressive suite of safety features. Standard are six airbags, ESC, ABS, stability control, brake assist, all-wheel disc brakes, highline TPMS and rear parking sensors. Higher variants further get front parking sensors, real-time TPMS and a rear-view camera.

2022 Kia Carens engines, specifications

The Carens' engine options are the same as the Seltos and the Creta. The 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol from the Alcazar has been given a miss here but the top spec engine option is the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol that puts out 140PS and 242 Nm. This pairs with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DCT. The diesel engine option is a 1.5-litre unit that puts out 115PS and 250 Nm, mated to a six-speed manual or torque converter. The base engine option is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol that makes 115PS and 144 Nm and is only available with the manual. Read our review of the Kia Carens here.

The Kia Carens is 4,540mm long, 1,800mm wide, 1,708mm tall and has a 2,780mm wheelbase. The wheelbase is the same as the Hyundai Alcazar while the Carens is 40mm longer, 10mm wider and 33mm taller. The Carens will be available in Imperial Blue, Moss Brown, Sparkling Silver, Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Gravity Grey, Glacier White Pearl and Clear White paint shades, the first three of which have been introduced to a Kia model for the first time.

Kia Carens launch date, price

The Kia Carens should compete with the Hyundai Alcazar on price, which should range between Rs 15 to 20 lakh ex-showroom. The Carens will go on sale by February to march 2022 in India and other global markets.

Also read,

2022 Kia Carens 1.4 turbo-petrol road test review

2022 Kia Carens 1.5 diesel road test review

Kia Carens Vs Hyundai Alcazar: What's different?

2022 Kia Carens to be available in three engine options across five variants, specifications revealed

2022 Kia Carens three-row MPV makes its global debut in India with SUV-inspired looks

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1493cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 16.3 Lakhs
Displacement
1493cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
-NA-

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