Kia launches Carens facelift with new variants, engine, features. Check prices

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  • Kia Carens will now be available in more variants, a new diesel engine, new exterior colour choices and added features.
Kia has launched the facelift version of the Carens at a price of ₹12.12 lakh (ex-showroom). The three-row RV has now been updated with new engine, transmission, features and more variants.

Kia Carens facelift has made its debut in India with the launch of the 2024 iteration of the three-row RV today. The Korean auto giant has updated the Carens lineup with introduction of nine new variants, which takes the overall number of variants to 30. Among the major changes are a new diesel powertrain, several new features and new exterior colour too. While the price of Carens starts from 10.52 lakh (ex-showroom), the price of the new variants start from 12.12 lakh (ex-showroom). The top-end X-Line variant, now updated with exclusive features, will cost 19.67 lakh (ex-showroom).

Here is a look at what all has changed in the Kia Carens facelift.

Kia Carens facelift: New variants

Kia has added a new 1.5-litre diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission unit to the Carens. This has helped the carmaker to squeeze in nine new variants spread across trims. The new U2 1.5 VGT diesel manual option will be available in both six and seven seat configurations. These variants are available in trims like Premium, Premium (O), Prestige, Prestige+, Luxury and Luxury+.

Kia Carens facelift: New engine

Kia used to offer the Carens with three engine choices which included a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol, 1.5-litre turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel unit. Kia has not shared the power output of the new U2 1.5 VGT diesel engine. The existing 1.5-litre diesel unit which comes mated to either a six-speed manual or an six-speed automatic gearbox, is capable of churning out 113 bhp of power and 250 Nm of peak torque.

Kia Carens facelift: New colours

Kia has updated the number of exterior colour choices for Carens. The carmakr has added the Pewter Olive colour across trims except the X-Line variant. The same colour was first introduced in Kia Seltos facelift SUV. Overall, Kia Carens customers will now be able to choose between eight single-tone, three dual-tone and the sole matte-gray colour exclusively available in the X-Line trim.

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Kia Carens facelift: New features

Kia has enhanced the feature list of the X-Line version of the Carens which was first launched in October last year. The added features, added exclusively to this trim, include a dashcam and voice commands to control all windows. Kia has also added a seven seat configuration in X-Line which was earlier sold only with six seats. The charger offered with Carens X-Line is now more powerful with a new 180W charger, which replaces the old 120W charger. This feature is now standard across all variants of the car.

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Kia has also added more features in other variants. The Prestige+ (O) trim, available with both six-speed automatic and seven-speed DCT gearboxes, gets a sunroof, LED Map lamp and room lamp. The Prestige (O) trim comes with both six seats and seven seat configurations, has a leatherette-wrapped gear knob, smart key with push-button start, LED Rear Combination lamp, LED DRLs and positioning lamp. The Premium (O) trim also gets features like keyless entry, an 8-speaker audio system, mounted controls on steering wheels, shark fin antenna, burglar alarms and enhanced safety features.

Kia Carens facelift: Price list

The new variants of Carens introduced by Kia comes at a starting price of 12.12 lakh (ex-showroom). With the latest updates, the X-line version of the car is now more expensive with a starting price of 19.22 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up to 19.67 lakh (ex-showroom) for the top-end version. The starting price of the Carens is 10.52 lakh (ex-showroom) for the entry-level Premium variant with 1.5-litre petrol and seven seat configuration.

First Published Date: 02 Apr 2024, 12:12 PM IST

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