Kia Carens Facelift Spotted Testing Ahead of India Launch, Reveals New Design Details

The facelifted Kia Carens has been spotted undergoing high-altitude tests in Sissu, Himachal Pradesh. The updated Kia Carens is expected to command a hefty premium over the existing model owing to several cosmetic and feature enhancements.

By Sanorita | on June 21, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

The facelifted Kia Carens has been spotted undergoing high-altitude tests in Sissu, Himachal Pradesh. The MPV will have several notable modifications, such as updated bumpers, new alloy wheels, and redesigned LED taillamps. It is also expected to get new headlamps modelled after the recently unveiled Kia EV3. Inside, the MPV could get fresh upholstery, a revamped dashboard, new steering, and a dual-screen layout. Notably, the MPV will undergo a significant makeover for the first time since its launch in India in 2022. Here's all you need to know about the possible features of the new Carens in India.

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New Kia Carens: Features Onboard

Features-wise, the most significant addition to the Carens could be the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), which includes functions such as blind-spot monitoring, emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. Notably, the Carens is Kia's only vehicle in India without ADAS. The MPV is also expected to sport an air purifier, a sunroof, a 360-degree camera, ambient lighting, ventilated seats, and a premium Bose music system. 

New Kia Carens: Powertrain

The Carens MPV will likely retain its current engine setup, which includes 1.5-litre petrol (113bhp), 1.5-litre turbo-petrol (158bhp), and 1.5-litre diesel (113bhp). While the turbo-petrol engine can be paired either with a 6-speed IMT or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, the naturally aspirated petrol mill solely comes with a conventional manual gearbox. In comparison, the diesel unit offers three gearbox options: manual, iMT, and a 6-speed torque converter automatic.

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New Kia Carens: Expected Price

With cosmetic and feature improvements, the Carens Facelift is expected to command a significant premium over the current model, which retails between Rs 10.51 lakh and Rs 19.66 lakh (ex-showroom). It will renew its rivalry with the Maruti Suzuki XL6, the Hyundai Alcazar, and the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga


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