Kia India has hit a remarkable milestone by crossing the 1 lakh unit mark in sales for its popular model, the Carens. Launched in India in February last year, the Kia Carens has garnered significant attention and found its way into the hearts of many Indian consumers. The Carens, available in six distinct variants, offers a diverse range of options to suit varying preferences. Notably, Kia recently introduced the X-Line trim, further enhancing the Carens lineup.
Under the hood, the Kia Carens offers multiple engine choices, ensuring there’s something for everyone. It boasts a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine generating a respectable 113 BHP and 144 Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a smooth 6-speed manual transmission. For those who prefer diesel power, the Carens doesn’t disappoint. It features a 1.5-litre diesel engine producing 113 BHP and a robust 250 Nm of torque. What’s more, Kia provides the flexibility of choosing between a 6-speed intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) and a hassle-free 6-speed automatic transmission with this diesel powerhouse.
In a bid to keep things exciting, Kia made a significant move in 2023 by introducing a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine to the Carens lineup. This turbocharged engine packs a punch with 158 BHP and an impressive 253 Nm of torque. It offers buyers the choice between a 6-speed iMT for those who enjoy more control and a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) for a seamless driving experience.
Highlighting the brand’s commitment to constant innovation and customer satisfaction, Kia unveiled the highly anticipated Carens X-Line earlier this month. Starting at an attractive price point of Rs 18.95 lakh (ex-showroom), the X-Line variant boasts a distinctive Matte Graphite exterior finish. Buyers can select between two capable engine options: the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel engines.
In addition to its impressive engine choices, the Carens comes packed with a host of features designed to enhance the overall driving experience. It offers essential safety features, including six airbags, providing peace of mind to both drivers and passengers. Moreover, the Carens boasts a sophisticated 26.03 cm (10.25”) HD Touchscreen Navigation system, ensuring that you’re always on the right path. For audiophiles, Kia has integrated a BOSE Premium Sound System with 8 speakers, delivering a concert-like audio experience on the go.
The Carens’ cabin is adorned with a Cabin Surround 64-Color Ambient Mood Lighting system, creating a pleasing and personalized ambiance. To keep you cool during those hot Indian summers, the Carens offers ventilated front seats, enhancing your driving comfort. In just over a year since its debut, the Kia Carens has made a significant impact in the Indian automotive market, and its sales milestone of over 1 lakh units speaks volumes about its popularity. With its versatile engine options, rich feature set, and the recent addition of the X-Line variant, the Carens continues to be a strong contender in the competitive Indian MPV segment.