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Kia Carens Bookings to Commence From 14 January

Kia is planning to start acceptance of booking of Carens from 14 January 2022. It is the fourth product of Kia in India after the Sonet. Kia's first product in India was the Seltos which ate up the sales of it's competitors and it came out to be a huge success for an automaker after getting into a new market.

Then they launched the Carnival which turned out to fail as it was overpriced for what it offers but the Sonet again turned out to be a great success. Now let's see what the Carens will do.

This car is exclusively made for India so just we must take a glimpse of it.

From front, the main highlight are the headlamps. It get a split headlamp setup with LED DRL's upper side with curvy design and main headlamps on lower side and both headlamps connected by chrome strip. A larger air intake and foglamps beside it.

From the side, the alloy design which give it a good appeal and the body cladding running throughout. Door handles are finished in chrome and some treatment on lower part of the doors. There are roof rails which doesn't seem to be functional and a shark fin antenna.

The rear connected tail lamps

The rear looks great with the LED taillamps both connected to each other. There is a spoiler with a stop lamp and The bumper gets some silver treatment and reflectors.

The interior is quiet nice with the 64 colour ambient lighting and the continuous AC vent treatment. A 10.25 inch infotainment system, sunroof, air purifier, 8-speaker Bose sound system, etc. are some of it's offering.

In safety, it comprise of six-airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, hill start/descent assist, tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), etc. which is standard across all variants. It will be offered with both 6 and 7 seater options.

Under the hood, it may have a 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine which will produce 140 Ps of power and 242 Nm of torqur or a 1.5 litre diesel engine which will produce 115 Ps of power and 250 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT gearbox.

The prices of this car are expected to start around Rs.15 lakhs (ex-showroom) and it will compete with Hyundai Alcazar, Mahindra XUV700, MG Hector Plus and Tata Safari.


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