Kia launched their third made in India product Carens in the market last year. Like other cars from the manufacturer Carens also became popular among buyers for its distinct looks, features and price. Kia launched the Carens MPV at a very attractive price. Deliveries for the new Kia Carens has also started and we have featured some of the customised versions of Kia Carens on our website in the past. Here we have a video where the exterior and interior of a Kia Carens MPV has been customised to look sporty.
The video has been uploaded by Sound FX on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger talks about all the exterior and interior customisations that have been done to the car. This is the mid spec variant of Kia Carens which means, it comes with decent number of features like LED DRLs, alloy wheels and so on. The owner of the car wanted to have a unique look to the car and that is why they decided to make it look like a GT Line version by adding Red accents at places.
The Red shade used on this Carens is not actually the deep or sporty Red. Instead, it is a bit diluted version of the same. The Tiger Nose grille which is placed on the lower part of the bumper is completely wrapped in Red colour vinyl. Coming to the side profile, the calipers on the front wheels have been painted Red as well. Just like at the front, rear bumper also received the Red treatment. Other than this, no major modifications were done on the outside. PPF has also been applied on the whole car for protecting the paint from small scratches. Interior of the Kia Carens has been extensively customised. The fabric seat covers in the Carens were removed and were replaced with custom made Red coloured leatherette upholstery with perforation.
The design on the seat covers were similar to the one seen on top-end Carens MPV. The textured plastic panel on both side of the touchscreen infotainment system has also been finished in the same colour as the seats. Floor mats have been installed in the car and there are illuminated scuff plates on all four doors. The other addition inside the cabin is the ambient lighting. The colour of these lights can be controlled using a mobile phone application. The fit and finish of the seat covers and the work done on this Kia Carens looks good. The colour combination however we feel that looks a bit odd.
Kia Carens is available with three engine options. These are the same engine options available with Kia Seltos as well. Kia Carens is available with a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, 1.5 litre turbo diesel and a 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine option. The 1.5 litre petrol gets manual and IVT gearbox option while the diesel version comes with manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1.4 litre turbo petrol version gets 7-speed DCT and a 6-speed manual gearbox option. Kia is currently working on the CNG version of Kia Carens which is expected to be launched in the market soon.