The prices for Kia India’s new Carens 3-row MPV have been published. The new Kia Carens is dubbed the “Recreational Vehicle” and starts at Rs 8.99 lakh for the base model and rises to Rs 16.99 lakh for the top-end model. The prices are for a limited time only and will be raised in the near future.
It was expected to cost between Rs 13 lakh and Rs 20 lakh, but Kia stunned everyone by keeping the price around Rs 17 lakh. The new Carens will compete with the Maruti Ertiga, Suzuki XL6, and Mahindra Marazzo at this pricing point.
The Marazzo is available in diesel, but the Ertiga and XL6 are only available in petrol. The Kia Carens, on the other hand, comes with both petrol and diesel engines.
CARENS VS RIVALS PRICES
|Model Name||Petrol Prices||Diesel Prices|
|Kia Carens||Rs 8.99 lakh – Rs 16.99 lakh||Rs 10.99 lakh – Rs 16.99 lakh|
|Maruti Ertiga||Rs 8.12 lakh – Rs 10.85 lakh||NA|
|Suzuki XL6||Rs 10.14 lakh – Rs 12.02 lakh||NA|
|Mahindra Marazzo||NA||Rs 12.80 lakh – Rs 14.92 lakh|
– The Carens turbo petrol version with manual gearbox is priced between Rs 10.99 lakh and Rs 16.19 lakh. The turbo petrol automatic is tagged at Rs 14.59 lakh and Rs 16.99 lakh.
– The Carens diesel version is priced between Rs 10.99 lakh and Rs 16.19 lakh. The diesel automatic is only available with the top-spec Luxury Plus variant, which costs Rs 16.99 lakh.
The Ertiga is only available with 1.5L NA petrol engine with SHVS mild hybrid system. The manual version is priced between Rs 8.12 lakh and Rs 10.14 lakh, while the automatic model is available in the price bracket of Rs 10.12 lakh and Rs 10.85 lakh.
– The Suzuki XL6 is only available in two trim levels – Zeta and Alpha – in manual and automatic avatars. The manual Zeta and Alpha costs Rs 10.14 lakh and Rs 10.82 lakh respectively. The automatic Zeta and Alpha are priced at Rs 11.34 lakh and Rs 12.02 lakh respectively. It is only available with a single 1.5L naturally-aspirated petrol engine.
– The Marazzo is only offered with a 1.5L turbo-diesel engine with a manual gearbox. The MPV is available in 3 variants – M2, M4+ and M6+ – priced at Rs 12.80 lakh, Rs 13.95 lakh and Rs 14.92 lakh respectively.