Kia Carens MPV Launched in India at Rs 8.99 Lakh, Features & Specifications

Published:Nov 26, 202316:10
Kia Carens MPV Launched in India at Rs 8.99 Lakh, Features & Specifications

New Delhi: Automaker Kia India on Tuesday launched its fourth product -- the all-new three-row mannequin Carens -- in the home market, with an introductory worth ranging between Rs 8.99 lakh and Rs 16.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The mannequin that includes six and 7 seating choices, which the corporate refers to as a leisure automobile (RV), competes with the likes of Maruti Suzuki XL6, Hyundai Alcazar, Mahindra XUV700 and Tata Motors Safari. Kia India Reports Over 76% Year-on-Year Sales Growth in July 2021. [embed][/embed] Kia India already sells Seltos, Sonet, and Carnival in the home market. The Kia Carens comes powered by a 1.5 petrol, 1.4 litre petrol, and 1.5 diesel powertrains mated with three transmissions - 6MT, 7DCT, or 6AT. The petrol variations of the mannequin are priced between Rs 8.99 lakh and Rs 16.99 lakh, whereas the diesel trims are tagged between Rs 10.99 lakh and Rs 16.99 lakh. The firm claims a gasoline effectivity of 16.5 km per litre on the petrol variants and 21.3 km per litre with diesel trims. Kia Carens MPV Kia Carens MPV (Photo Credits: Kia)"Since inception, we have remained focused on adding value to Indian customers' driving experiences through our ground-breaking vehicles and services. ''The Carens is a true Kia, offering best in class features, immaculate design and practicality, a wide range of variant choices at a compelling price point. The pricing offers us an opportunity to cater to an even more diverse set of our customers,'' Kia India MD and CEO Tae-Jin Park stated during the online launch event. He further said: ''We are confident also that our customers will have a wonderful ownership experience of the Carens, which incurs maintenance cost starting from as low as 37 paisa per kilometre.'' The firm plans to boost its manufacturing to satisfy this elevated demand, Park said. In an interplay with PTI, Kia India Head (Sales and Marketing) Hardeep Singh Brar mentioned, the corporate is trying to provoke a 3rd shift at its Andhra Pradesh-based facility to scale back the ready interval of Carens and different fashions. The automaker has already obtained over 19,089 bookings for Carens to this point, after initiating bookings final month. "We are looking to initiate the third shift at the plant from March," he famous. He famous that with Carens, the corporate is trying at creating a brand new section. "We want to cut across segments... Our price starts from Rs 9 lakh... So, we compete with all the cars with six and seven seater options," Brar mentioned. He famous that with supply-side challenges easing a bit, the corporate is trying to produce over three lakh automobiles in 2023. The automaker ended 2021 with about 2,25,000 items, together with home and exports. Brar mentioned that the corporate has already began exporting Carens and the abroad shipments are anticipated to go up step by step over the course of the yr. The Carens comes outfitted with versatile seating choices, and options such because the sliding sort seat undertray, retractable seat again desk, the rear door spot lamp, and the bottle and gadget holder in the third row. Besides varied comfort components, the mannequin comes with 66 related options. Safety options embody six airbags as commonplace throughout all trims, digital stability management (ESC), automobile stability administration (VSM), hill-assist management (HAC), downhill brake management (DBC), and all-wheel disc brakes.

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