The Kia Carens has been unveiled by the South Korean manufacturer’s Indian division as a three-row crossover that will cater towards emerging markets. Kia says that with this product it is focusing on both sophistication and safety to properly cater to the modern family.
The Kia Carens will be offered with the choice of a petrol or diesel with the option of multiple transmission options such as a seven-speed dual-clutch and six-speed torque converter.
With the highlight of the crossover being the cabin, the Kia Carens will be fitted, as standard, with a 10,25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system, Bose premium sound system with eight speakers, cabin surround 64 colour ambient mood lighting, a smart pure air purifier with virus and bacteria protection, ventilated front seats and a SkyLight sunroof.
For the sake of comfort and convenience, the crossover has also been fitted with a second row seat Back folding armrest with cup holders, paddle shifters, roof flushed second and third row diffused air vents, a smartphone wireless charger with cooling function, rear door spot lamps with Kia logo projection and sunshade curtains, five USB type C ports and boarding assist handles with illumination.
Safety and peace of mind is provided to the driver and passengers via the Hi-Secure safety package which includes six airbags, electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, hill assist control and all wheel disc brakes with a brake assist system.
Key design elements applied to the Kia Carens consists of the crown jewel headlamps with star map DRLs and LED taillamps, 16-inch dual-tone crystal cut alloy wheels, two tone side door garnish, chrome rear bumper garnishing with a diamond knurling pattern, rear skid plate and an integrated rear spoiler with a hi-gloss black side cover.
The Kia Carens will be available in India as well as selected markets starting from the first quarter of 2022. A South African introduction is yet to be confirmed.