Kia Carens - Variants

The all-new Kia Carens has finally been launched as the fourth offering from Kia in India. With its latest offering, Kia aims to merge sportiness and utility with quite a few innovative bits of technology as well.Read this article to find out Kia Carens variant wise features with price, specs, likes and dislikes.

Check Out Kia Carens Price List, Variant-wise

Kia Carens is launched with five main variants – Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus with introductory prices starting at 8.99 lakhs, going all the way till 16.19 lakhs ex showroom. Kia Carens is offered in five engines and gearbox combinations, with automatic transmissions available in the form of DCT, and torque converter.

Kia Carens Price

 1.5 Petrol Manual NA1.4 Petrol Manual Turbo1.4 Petrol Automatic Turbo1.5 Diesel Manual1.5 Diesel Automatic
Premium8.99 lakhs10.99 lakhsNA10.99 lakhsNA
Presitge9.99 Lakhs11.99 lakhsNA11.99 lakhsNA
Prestige +NA13.49 lakhs14.49 lakhs13.49 lakhsNA
LuxuryNA14.99 lakhsNA14.99 lakhsNA
Luxury +NA16.19 lakhs16.99 lakhs16.19 lakhs16.99 lakhs

Carens Dimensions [Based on the Seltos platform]

Length4540 mm
Breadth1800 mm
Height1708 mm with roof rails + 16’’ Alloy Wheels
Ground clearance195 mm, for reference Seltos GC = 190mm, Ertiga GC = 185mm

Things to Know About the Kia Carens

  1. Turbo petrol starts at 10.99 lakhs
  2. Diesel automatic reserved for highest variant i.e Luxury+
  3. Diesel starts at 10.99 lakhs
  4. Six Seater available only for highest variant i.e Luxury+
  5. Competitors are Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Mahindra Marrazzo, XL6, MG Hector+, XUV 700, Safari, and Alcazar.
  6. ABS [Anti lock braking system] + BAS (Brake force Assist System) + ESC (Electronic Stability Control) + HAC (Hill-start Assist Control) + DBC (Downhill Brake Control) Come as standard.
  7. Luxury variant doesnt get drive modes, but the variant below and above it does.
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Kia Carens Variant Wise Features

Premium [Base model]

  1. 8.99 lakhs for 1.5 Petrol Manual NA
  2. 10.99 lakhs for 1.4 Petrol Manual Turbo
  3. 10.99 lakhs for 1.5 Diesel Manual

Colours –

White, Silver + Steel Wheel 16’’ Standard

Safety Features

  1. ABS [Anti lock braking system] + BAS (Brake force Assist System) + ESC (Electronic Stability Control) + HAC (Hill-start Assist Control) +DBC (Downhill Brake Control)
  2. 6 Airbags
  3. Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Highline)
  4. Rear Parking Sensors
  5. All Wheel Disc Brakes
  6. High Mount Stop Lamp with Emergency Stop Signal
  7. Front seat belts with Pretensioner and Load limiter
  8. Speed Sensing Door Lock
  9. Impact Sensing Door Unlock
  10. ISOFIX Child Anchor

Interior Features

  1. Two Tone Black and Beige Interiors with Indigo Accents
  2. Luggage Board
  3. Semi Leatherette (Black & Indigo) Seats
  4. Indigo Metal Paint Dashboard

Convenience and Technology, and Feel good Features –

  1. 7.5 Inches Segment LCD Cluster
  2. Umbrella Holder
  3. 3rd row Boarding Assist Handles
  4. Driver Seat Height Adjust (Manual)
  5. 2nd row Seat One Touch Easy Electric Tumble
  6. 3rd row 50:50 Split Seats with Reclining
  7. Front Row Adjustable Headrests for all rows
  8. 5 C-Type USB Ports
  9. Manual Airconditionier
  10. Roof Flushed 2nd & 3rd Row Diffused AC Vents
  11. Rear AC 4 Stage Speed Control
  12. 2nd row 60:40 split seats
  13. Switch Illumination
  14. Driver One Touch Auto Up/Down with Anti Pinch Function

Prestige [things over Premium]

  1. 9.99 Lakhs for 1.5 Petrol Manual NA
  2. 11.99 lakhs for 1.4 Petrol Manual Turbo
  3. 11.99 lakhs for 1.5 Diesel Manual

Colours –

Grey + Steel Wheel 16’’ Standard Steel Wheels

Safety Features –

Follow me home headlamps

Interior Features –

Dark Metal Paint Dashbaord instead of indigo

Convenience and Technology, and Feel good Features –

  1. Rear View Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  2. Keyless Entry
  3. 12.5 Inches Full Segment LCD Cluster + 4.2″ Color TFT MID
  4. 20.32 cm (8.0 Inches) Touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple Carplay
  5. 4 speakers + 2 Tweeters
  6. Android Auto / Apple Carplay
  7. Wireless Phone Projection
  8. Steering Mounted Audio Controls
  9. Voice Recognition
  10. Front Parking Sensors
  11. Auto Headlamps
  12. Sunglass Holder
  13. Shark Fin antenna

Prestige+ [over Prestige]

  • 13.49 lakhs for 1.4 Petrol Manual Turbo
  • 13.49 lakhs for 1.5 Diesel Manual
  • 14.49 lakh for 1.4 Petrol Automatic

Colours –

Black, Red, Blue, Brown + 16’’ Dual Tone Alloy Wheels

Safety Features –

LED DRL’s and LED tailamps

Interior –

No change

Convenience and Technology, and Feel good Features –

  1. Multi Drive Modes – Normal/Eco/Sports (AT/DCT)
  2. Auto Cruise Control with Speed Limiting Option
  3. Steering Mounted Audio & Cruise Controls
  4. Cup Holder with cooling function [first + second row]
  5. Fully Automatic AC
  6. Smart key with push button start

Luxury [over Prestige+]

  1. 14.99 lakhs for 1.4 Petrol Manual Turbo
  2. 14.99 lakhs for 1.5 Diesel Manual

Colours –

  1. No change over Prestige+, except for chrome door handles

Safety Features –

No change over Prestige+

Interior –

  1. Black High Gloss Dashboard with Techno Inserts
  2. Two Tone Triton Navy and Beige Interiors
  3. Leather Wrapped Gear Knob
  4. Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel with Carens Badging
  5. Leatherette Wrapped Door Trims
  6. Premium Leatherette (Beige and Triton Navy) Seats
  7. Auto Anti-glare (ECM) Inside Rear View Mirror
  8. Retractable Seat Back Table with Cup Holder and Gadget Mount

Convenience and Technology, and Feel good Features-

  1. Steering with Telescopic Adjust
  2. Air Purifier
  3. 26.03 cm (10.25 Inches8’’ touchscreen) HD Touchscreen Navigation
  4. 64 Color Ambient Mood Lighting
  5. LED Headlamps

Luxury+ [over Luxury] [Top Model]

  1. 16.19 lakhs for 1.4 Petrol Manual Turbo
  2. 16.99 lakhs for 1.4 Petrol Auto Turbo
  3. 16.19 lakhs for 1.5 Diesel Manual
  4. 16.99 lakhs for 1.5 Diesel Automatic

Colours –

No change over Luxury

Safety Features –

No change over Luxury

Interior –

No change over Luxury

Convenience and Technology, and Feel good Features-

  1. Sunroof [Single pane]
  2. Bose Music system with 8 Speakers
  3. Ventilated Seats
  4. Paddle Shifters [only on automatic variant]
  5. Wireless charger with cooling function
  6. Six Seater Configuration with captain seats available
  7. Rain Sensing Wipers

Likes, dislikes, Overview and Final Verdict on Kia Carens

Likes –

  1. Satisfactory amount of features on offer with respect to price
  2. Turbo Engine on offer has sufficient power for daily drives
  3. High on safety with standard features like 6 Airbags, all wheel disc brakes, ABS, ESC, BAS etc…
  4. Overall fit and finish is quite well
  5. Decent boot space even with all seats up
  6. More appealing to contemporary and young buyers rather than the Ertiga, Marrazzo, XL6
  7. Most Value for Money variant is the prestige variant at 9.99 lakhs ex showroom, with 8 Inches touchscreen, Rear parking camera, and 6 speakers

Dislikes –

  • Diesel automatic only available on highest variant [luxury+]
  • 2 Lakh difference between petrol and diesel variants is not justifiable, with petrol at 8.99 lakhs and diesel starting at 10.99 lakhs
  • 15’’ wheels not acceptable for a car of this size [on lower trims NA petrol]
  • DCT with petrol not reliable on big cars and can give niggles in the long term
  • Light beige colour prone to get dirty with time
  • Only top model [luxury+ variant] gets the option of 6 seatsis.
  • Diesel Engine is a bit underpoweredis.
  • Mid row seating is a bit congested.
  • Not a pick for a person looking for a plush and rugged SUV look with seven seats, like the Safari and XUV 700 is.

Overall, the Kia Carens is a well balanced car that caters to a wide audience, starting from entry level MPV’s like Ertiga and Marazzo to the lower and mid variants of SUVs like the Safari and XUV 700. As Kia likes to call it, the ‘Recreational Vehicle’ is a suitable match for those who want practicality and sportiness at the same time. As the Carens had already amassed over 19k bookings, it is already popular, ready to make a new segment, filling the gap between Ertiga and Innova.

With the high amount of tech and user friendliness offered, along with the wide range of engines and gearbox combinations and a very usable third row, all offered at a relatively economical price starting at 8 lakhs for the base variant, the Carens should fit into most families requirements and budget as well and is expected to be yet another segment disruptor like Kia had done with the Seltos.

So this was all you need to know about the new Kia Carens.

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