Kia launched the Carens at a starting price of Rs 8.99 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi, and it truly competes with the Maruti Ertiga, XL6, Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus, and Tata Safari.
The new Kia is available in Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus variants in siz or seven-seater options. Notable features include 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment with eight-speaker Bose audio, 64-colour ambient lighting, air purifier, connected-car tech, ventilated front seats, wireless charging, sunroof, 16-inch dual-tone alloys, LED DRLS and headlamps and LED taillamps.
Kia Carens- Second base, Prestige variant
The Kia Carens’ second-to-base Prestige variant appears to be priced very well at Rs 9.99 lakh, and in this article, we find out if the 1.5L petrol is a worthwhile buy or not. However, registration fees in cities such as Delhi-NCR are higher once the vehicle’s ex-showroom price exceeds Rs 9.99 lakh. The 1.5L Prestige variant of the Kia Carens is definitely benefiting from some reduced RTO charges here.
8.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Steering mounted audio controls
12.5-inch instrument cluster with 4.2-inch colour multi-information display
5 type C USP ports
2nd-row one-touch electric tumble
Adjustable headrests for all three rows
All four power windows
3rd-row boarding assist handles
Cabin lights for all rows
Front armrest with open storage and tray
15-inch steel wheels with wheel covers
Rear spoiler with high stop lamp
Driver side window with one-touch up/down and anti-pinch function
Keyless entry with Burglar alarm
Follow me home headlights
Rear view camera
Electrically adjustable ORVMs with LED turn indicators
Shark fin antenna
Integrated roof rails
Front and rear parking sensors, six airbags, ABS with EBD and electronic stability control, all-wheel disc brakes, tyre pressure monitoring system, ISOFIX child-seat mounts, speed-sensing door lock, impact sensing door unlock, high-speed alert system, front seat belt reminder, vehicle stability management, brake-force assist system, hill-start assists control, and downhill brake control are standard on the Prestige variant.
This 1.5L petrol engine is a four-cylinder, naturally aspirated BS6 compliant engine that produces up to 113 bhp with a peak torque of 144 Nm. This engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. The 1.5L petrol engine does not come with an automatic transmission. According to ARAI, the Kia Carens 1.5L petrol has a fuel economy of 16.5 kmpl.