Kia Carens waiting period : The 6/7-seater MPV is in high demand.

The latest addition to Kia India’s portfolio is the 6/7 Seater MPV Carens, which was introduced in India on February 15, 2022. It’s worth noting that bookings for the car had already surpassed the 19,000 mark before the prices were announced. Given the number of bookings the car has received from interested buyers, the waiting period has also grown significantly. Kia Carens‘ waiting period range from 13-14 weeks to 48-49 weeks (or more than 11 months).

The waiting time for a Kia Carens varies depending on the model. The 6/7-seater MPV comes in five trim levels: Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury, and Luxury Plus. The Carens K1.4 6MT Luxury Plus 7 has the shortest wait time, at 13-14 weeks. The Carens G1.5 6MT prestige, on the other hand, has the longest waiting period of 48-49 weeks (or more than 11 months).

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The Kia Carens is available with three engine options. The base petrol engine is a tried-and-tested 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated engine with 113bhp of peak power and 144Nm of peak torque. A 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine with 114bhp and 250Nm of peak torque is the next engine option. This engine is likely to be the most popular among Indian customers.The 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 138bhp and 242Nm of peak torque is the third engine option. This engine is the most sporty of the bunch, and it will appeal to a large number of young buyers.

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The Kia Carens has a 10.25-inch/8.0-inch infotainment screen on the dashboard. The touch panel provided on the vehicle provides users with a wide range of controls. Other notable features include a Bose 8-speaker system, a multi-function steering wheel with audio controls, and so on. The Kia Carens is available in 6-seater and 7-seater configurations.

Reason for Long Waiting Period 

Obviously, the main reason behind the waiting period is the global shortage of semiconductors, which continues to hamper India’s automobile industry.Due to the crisis, some cars have been waiting 72 weeks for delivery. Therefore, if you’re planning to buy a car in the near future, be aware of the waiting periods for these cars. Check out the Top 10 Cars in India with the Longest Waiting Period.

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The second reason for the Kia Carens’ enormous popularity could be attributed to the MPV’s competitive pricing. The Kia Carens price range starts at Rs 8.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and goes all the way up to Rs 16.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). With this price, the Kia Carens competes with other 6/7-seater MPVs such as the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Maruti Suzuki XL6, Mahindra Marazzo, Hyundai Alcazar, and a few others.

The final reason is the features that distinguish it as a stand-alone product in India. From its base variant, the Kia Carens offers some amazing safety features such as 6 airbags, ESC, all 4 disc brakes, TPMS, and so on.



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