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Kia Carens receives over 50,000 bookings in two months

Tuhin Guha Updated: March 10, 2022, 04:55 PM IST

Kia India's astute pricing of the Kia Carens has made the MPV quite a success. The Korean brand has now received over 50,000 bookings for the Carens since bookings opened on January 14.

Kia Carens bookings split

The Kia Carens seems to be popular across the country with 60 per cent of the bookings coming from Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities, with Tier 3 cities and beyond making up the rest. Both petrol and diesel variants are equally popular, with bookings split 50:50 between them. Most people seem to prefer the manual version, with the automatics taking up 30 per cent of the bookings. This could be due to most owners of the Carens being chauffeured or due to the fewer automatic variants on offer. As for the most popular trim levels, the top Luxury and Luxury Plus variants have accounted for 45 per cent of the bookings.

Kia Carens prices

The Kia Carens is positioned just above the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and XL6. Prices for the Carens start from Rs 8.99 lakh for the base petrol Premium variant. This goes up to Rs 16.99 lakh for the Luxury Plus turbo DCT six-seater. Prices for the diesel line-up start from Rs 10.99 lakh for the Premium seven-seater, going up to Rs 16.99 lakh for the Luxury Plus AT six-seater. Know more about the Kia Carens variants and prices here.

Kia Carens engines, specifications

The Kia Carens is 4,540mm long, 1,800mm wide, 1,708mm tall and has a 2,780mm wheelbase. The wheelbase is 20mm longer than the Hyundai Alcazar while the Carens is 40mm longer, 10mm wider and 33mm taller.

The top-spec engine option with the Kia Carens 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.

Kia Carens features, safety

Notable features in the Kia Carens 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.

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 launched in India at Rs 8.99 lakh ex-showroom

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-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8.35 Lakhs
Displacement
1462cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
87.55
Max Torque(Nm)
136.8
Mileage
20.30 Kmpl

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