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Kia Carens facelift caught road testing, launch in 2025

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Kia could be planning to launch the updated Carens in the international market including India. The Kia Carens was launched in India in early 2022. Now it’s time the brand introduced a mid-cycle update on the three-row car. Kia appears to be testing the new Carens in Korea under heavy camouflage. This leads us to believe that the car is likely to arrive in India by 2025.

Kia Carens – Spied Testing

The facelift model is likely to come with updates to its exteriors, interiors as well as its powertrain. The Kia Carens is likely to come with a petrol, diesel and an all-electric powertrain. The three-row car is also likely to come with new headlamps and tail lamps which could resemble the new Seltos facelift. On the inside, the new Carens is also likely to be heavily updated, however, spyshots of the interiors are currently unavailable.

However, the all-electric Carens is likely to come with distinguishing exteriors and interiors, compared to the ICE model. The ICE models are also likely to get new bumpers, new light signatures, new alloy wheels and updates in the safety department. The car is also likely to come with 6-seater and 7-seater configurations. The Carens is also likely to come with captain seats with premium features such as seat ventilation.

Kia Carens – Powertrain Options

Powering the Kia Carens is likely to be the same powertrain. Currently, the car uses a 1.5-litre petrol engine, a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine option. The brand is also likely to offer a 6-speed manual, 6-speed iMT, a torque convertor automatic and 7-speed dual clutch transmission.

The All-Electric Carens is likely to come with a 45kWh battery pack. The electric Carens is also likely to come with a 140PS power and 255 Nm torque electric motor. This powertrain is also likely to be shared by the Hyundai Creta EV and is likely to have been borrowed from the Hyundai Kona Electric.

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