Kia Carens Facelift Spied Testing Overseas; Reveals Front and Rear Design Updates

The India-based Kia Carens Facelift is expected to retain its engine options after the makeover. The revised MPV will likely go on sale in India sometime next year.

By Sanorita | on May 16, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Kia is expected to provide a mid-life update to the Carens MPV in India sometime next year. However, before that, the revised MPV was seen testing in South Korea, hinting at improvements to the headlight, grille, and alloy wheels. Similar to the 2024 Sonet, the Kia MPV could sport new linked LED taillights. Though no interior photos are available at the moment, speculations are rife that Kia will equip the MPV with a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone air conditioning, an upgraded climate control panel, and new seat upholstery. Other than that, there won't be any significant enhancements. It is essential to note that the spotted Carens is a Korea-spec model, and the India-based version may differ.

Kia Carens facelift spied

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Kia Carens Facelift: Engine, Features and Price

The facelifted Carens for India is expected to retain its engine options: 1.5-litre normally aspirated petrol (134bhp), 1.5-litre turbo-petrol (158bhp), and 1.5-litre diesel (114.4bhp). In terms of features, it will continue to sport ventilated front seats, a sunroof, and two 10.25-inch infotainment screens (one for the instrument cluster and the other for wireless phone charging). The redesigned Carens MPV is rumoured to get advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and a 360-degree camera in its safety net. Currently, it is equipped with a rear parking camera, front and rear parking sensors, a tyre pressure monitoring system, and six airbags (standard).

The updated Kia Carens is expected to fetch a high price tag compared to the existing model, which is priced between Rs 10.52 lakh and Rs 19.67 lakh (both, ex-showroom). In terms of market competition, the MPV will continue to lock horns with the Maruti Suzuki XL6, the Toyota Innova Crysta, and the Toyota Rumion.

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Kia Carens EV India Launch India Launch Next Year?

During Investor Day 2024 in April, Kia hinted that it plans to release two new electric vehicles for the mass market within the next 18 months. One of these upcoming cars could be the Carens EV. The electrified Carens will likely look a lot like its ICE sibling, with some EV-specific design elements such as a closed-off grille, aero-optimised wheels, and badges.


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