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Kia has sold over 1 lakh Carens MPVs in India

Written by Kanad Kalasur

Kia Motors has announced a new sales milestone. The Korean carmaker has revealed that the Kia Carens MPV sales have crossed the 1,00,000 unit mark. The Carens has been on sales since February 2022.

Popularity of the Kia Carens

Kia has rightly focused on the highly lucrative 7-seater market with the Cars. The Carens is in good demand and is priced at a relatively affordable level compared to the features on offer. By understanding the mentality of the car buyer in India, Kia has offered the Carens with a choice of both 6 and 7-seat configurations.

The Carens heads against the likes of Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, and Toyota Innova. Further, the entry-level trims of the Carens are able to compete with the Maruti Ertiga and the XL6.

Powertrain options on the Kia Carens

The 2023 Carens comes with a 1.5-litre engine dubbed as the Smartstream 1.5 T-GDi. This engine churns out 160 PS of peak power @ 5,500 rpm and 253 Nm of torque @ 1,500-3,500 rpm.

In terms of transmission options, Kia now offers only an iMT or Intelligent Manual Transmission as standard with all diesel and turbo petrol engines across the line-up. This means even the 2023 Kia Carens will come with a 6iMT as standard on both the turbo-petrol and diesel engine.

Other transmission options include a 7-speed dual clutch on the G1.5 T-GDi and a 6AT on the 1.5-litre diesel engine.

Apart from the power numbers, the engines are now BS6 Phase II emission norms compliant and meet the E20 regulation as well.

Pricing of the 2023 Kia Carens

The 2023 Carens now starts from INR 10.45 lakh and goes all the way up to INR 19.45 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Recently, Kia launched the Carens X-Line variant at INR 18.95 lakh for the petrol and INR 19.45 for the diesel.The Carens X-Line is available in two variants – Petrol 7DCT and Diesel 6AT.

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