New Delhi: Kia India, the fastest-growing carmaker in the country, on Thursday announced the commencement of the pre-launch bookings for its 3-row recreational vehicle, The Kia Carens from the 14th January, 2022. Customers can book the much-anticipated Kia Carens from the comfort of their homes through Kia India’s official website alongside its authorized dealership network across the country at a booking amount of INR 25,000.
Like Sonet and Seltos, Carens is another ‘Made-in-India-for-the-World’ product and boasts many first-in-class features.
Apart from the Indian market, the Kia Carens will be exported to 90 countries, including both right- and left-hand drive markets. Customers can start pre-booking the Kia Carens using this link from midnight of 14th January 2022. Kia Carens was globally unveiled on December 16, 2021.
In a statement released by the company it revealed that, the Kia Carens hosts 10 robust Hi-Secure safety package including 6 airbags, standard across all five trims – Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus.
The vehicle also boasts advanced connectivity through Kia Connect with 66 Connected Car feature, and choices of powertrains and transmission options along with longest wheelbase in its class, making it a perfect choice for the modern Indian family, it said.
The vehicle hosts many first-in-class features such as 26.03 cm (10.25”) HD Touchscreen Navigation with Next Generation Kia Connect, BOSE Premium Sound System with 8 speakers, Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus and Bacteria protection, Ventilated front, seats, 2nd Row Seat “One Touch Easy Electric Tumble” and SkyLight Sunroof, the statement informed.
The Kia Carens will be offered in three powertrain options – Smart stream 1.5 Petrol, Smart stream 1.4 T-GDi Petrol, and 1.5 CRDi VGT Diesel couped with three transmission options – 6MT, 7DCT and 6AT, the automaker said.
In April 2017, Kia India signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, to build a new manufacturing facility at Anantapur District. Kia commenced mass production in August 2019 and has an annual production capacity of approximately 300,000 units.
In April 2021, Kia India reimagined itself in line with its new brand identity, “Movement that Inspires” aimed at offering customers meaningful experiences backed by innovative products and services. Under the new brand identity, Kia has set out to find ways to achieve new benchmarks and inspire consumers to be more and do more.