First Kia Carens Rolls Out Of Anantapur Plant


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The Kia Carens is the latest entrant in the MPV segment in India.

Kia India has rolled out the first unit of the Carens from its Anantapur manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh. Pre-bookings for the new Kia Carens began on January 14, 2022 for a token amount of ₹ 25,000. The Kia Carens is expected to be launched sometime in February 2022, although the company has not announced a launch date as yet. Kia India received a terrific response for the MPV  on the first day when pre-bookings were announced. It bagged a whopping 7,738 pre-bookings within just 24 hours since the window opened and likely it has been building up on the demand.

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The Kia Carens will be offered in five variants.

Tae-Jin Park, Managing Director and CEO, Kia India said, “We are all about inspiration at Kia, and with the Kia Carens, we bring to the table a whole new set of value propositions aligning with requirements of the new-age customer. I am very excited about the beginning of this new journey. The Kia Carens is the fourth product we are rolling out in India. Our teams have worked tirelessly to bring out a product that truly reflects and resonates with modern Indian families. When customers think of a Kia, they expect best-in-class features, distinct design identity, and unmatched ownership experience- which is truly reflected in the Carens.

Also Read: Kia Carens: Tech Check


Kia Carens will be offered in five trim levels – Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury, and Luxury Plus; in both six-seater and seven-seater configurations. Powering the Kia Carens MPV will be two petrol and one diesel engine option. First up is the 1.5-litre, four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine, then comes the 1.4-litre, four-cylinder turbo petrol motor, and finally there is the 1.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel mill. Transmission is handled by a six-speed manual gearbox as standard while a seven-speed DCT will be offered as optional with the 1.4 Turbo engine option and a six-speed torque converter is optional on the diesel iteration.

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