Upon its launch, Kia Carens will rival a number of seven-seater automobiles similar to Hyundai Alcazar, Maruti Ertiga and Mahindra Marazzo to call just a few
Kia Motors has globally unveiled its upcoming seven-seater utility car named Carens. Dubbed as a “leisure car’ by the corporate, the UV is predicated on a barely modified platform that underpins Seltos. Nevertheless, it seems to be a crossover between an SUV and an MPV.
Carens additionally holds nice significance since it is going to be the primary car to be based mostly on Kia’s new design philosophy “Opposites United” which will likely be manufactured in India. Therefore, its exterior design is harking back to the brand new Sportage which is predicated on the identical design philosophy.
Kia Carens- Exterior Design
Talking of design, Carens flaunts just a few signature styling highlights such because the ‘Tiger Nostril’ design upfront. The fascia will get a flat bonnet with an upright nostril and a strikingly highlighted consumption grille which is flanked by wraparound twin-beam LED headlamps on either side.
The headlights clusters are built-in with Y-shaped LED DRLs whereas an ample dosage of chrome on the entrance face lends the automobile a premium enchantment. The chunky entrance bumper acts as a powerful separator line between the highest and the air consumption on the backside.
Kia has adopted a ‘Daring for Nature’ theme for Carens’ exterior design that pays homage to nature’s perfection and ease whereas connecting to the model’s new design course. On sides, Carens sports activities a really muscular stance because of black claddings over flared wheel arches and door sills.
Coming to its rear part, the MPV options T-shaped wraparound LED clusters on either side that are related to one another by way of a skinny LED stripe. Different exterior highlights embrace a outstanding shoulder line on aspect profile, a roof-mounted spoiler, a muscular rear bumper and roof rails.
Options on provide
So far as options are involved, like all Kia fashions, Carens will likely be closely loaded with all bells and whistles. These embrace a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system enabled with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto assist, wi-fi telephone charging, ambient lighting (64 colors) and UVO related automobile tech.
Different novelties on provide embrace a panoramic sunroof, a multifunction steering wheel, a 360-degree digital camera and extra. Security of occupants will likely be taken care of by customary six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, hill-start help, entrance and rear parking sensors and extra.
Powertrain choices in Carens will embrace a 1.5-litre CRDi diesel engine and a 1.4-litre GDi turbo petrol engine which have been borrowed from its five-seater sibling Seltos. A six-speed handbook will likely be provided as customary on each powertrains with the choice of a 6-speed torque converter and a 7-speed DCT automated gearbox within the oil burner and turbo petrol mill respectively.
Variants on provide
The South Korean model will likely be providing Carens in as many as six trims specifically L, LX, EX, EX+, TX and TX+. These trims will likely be additional divided into a number of variants. As an example, L trim will likely be divided into HTP and HTM variants and LX trim will provide a single Premium variant. EX and EX+ trims have been subdivided into Status and Status+ trims respectively.
Equally, TX and TX+ trims will likely be provided in Luxurious and Luxurious+ variants. Costs of the three-row UV will likely be introduced on the time of its launch in India which is slated to happen early subsequent 12 months. Three color choices are on provide. Kia Carens bookings have opened in India. Launch is predicted subsequent month.