Kia has silently hiked the prices of the Carens MPV in the Indian market. The MPV now costs up to INR 70,000 more than before on select variants. The brand has not yet revealed the reason for the price hike. But, speculation is that the rise in input cost and freight could be the reason for the price hike. In addition to this, it also appears that the special introductory phase of the Carens has now expired.
Kia Carens MPV – Price Details
Kia launched the Carens MPV in mid-February 2022, with a special introductory price of INR 8.99 lakh ex-showroom. The same entry-level variant now costs INR 9.59 lakh ex-showroom. The top-spec model, which was priced at INR 16.99 lakh, now comes with a price tag of INR 17.69 lakh ex-showroom. The price hike has been recorded from 1.82% to a maximum of 7% on select variants. The most affected model is the Premium 7-seater, whose price has now increased from INR 9.99 lakh to 10.69 lakh ex-showroom. The Luxury+ 7-seater model also receives a similar INR 70,000 price hike from INR 16.99 lakh to 17.69 lakh ex-showroom.
Kia Carens MPV – 50,000 Booking Milestone
The Kia Carens MPV crossed the 50,000 booking milestone in just three weeks of its launch. The overwhelming booking response has led the company to operate three-shift on the production line in the Anantapur manufacturing facility. The ramping up of the production will help the brand meet the demand for the new Kia Carens. However, the brand is still facing a shortage of semi-conductor chips hampering the planned production targets.
Kia Carens MPV – Powertrain, Seating and Dimensions
The Kia Carens come with a 1.5-litre Smartstream petrol engine, a 1.4-litre Smartstream turbo-petrol engine and a 1.5-litre CRDi VGT turbocharged diesel engine. Kia offers the Carens MPV with a 2+3+2 (7-seater) option and also a 2+2+2 (6-seater) option. The Kia Carens measures 4,540mm in length, 1,800mm in width, 1,708mm in height and a wheelbase of 2,780mm.
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