Kia is ready to launch Carens at the beginning of 2022. The car is expected to be offered in 1.5-litre diesel and petrol engine choices. The car has been regularly spotted testing on roads and the company will officially debut?the car next month. The upcoming Kia Carens will be positioned between Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Innova Crysta.?
Earlier, only the car was spotted on roads and only the exterior images were leaked over the web whereas, the Kia Carens interior images have also been spied ahead of its global debut. The upcoming SUV will be a complete package of features and a mid-size SUV that will adhere to the ongoing trend. The SUV will be available in six and seven-seater options and it will have several similar features to that of Kia Seltos.?
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The leaked spy images of the interior look like a mid variant as it is equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate controls, a digital cockpit, a three-spoke steering wheel with steering mounted controls, and a cruise control system. It is also judged that the upcoming Carens will offer a spacious in-cabin.?
The car gets different operable controls, metallic surface trims, layered dashboard design, and USB C charging ports. The top-end variants will feature a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with smartphone compatibility, UVO connect with in-car connected features, leather seat upholstery, wireless charger, ambient lighting, and other premium features might be included in the list.
The car is expected to offer bench-seats with the seven-seater trim and middle-row captain seats with the six-seater one. In terms of specification, it will be powered by the same 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel engine. The petrol engine will be capable of producing 115PS of maximum power and 144 Nm of peak torque whereas the diesel engine is capable of churning out 115PS of maximum power and 250 Nm of peak torque.
Kia will offer a six-speed manual gearbox as standard and is expected to offer an automatic gearbox as well. Carens is expected to be priced between Rs 14 lakhs to Rs 20 lakhs (ex-showroom).
The India automotive market is already floating with six and seven seater SUVs like Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, and MG Hector. However Kia Carens is also ready to make its entry in India.
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