Kia Carens Surpasses 1.50 Lakh Unit Sales Milestone in 27 Months of India Launch

Thanks to features such as a sunroof, multi-drive modes, ventillated Seats, and Kia Connect, 50 per cent of Kia Carens buyers prefer top- and mid-spec variants of the three-row MPV.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on June 3, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Carens, Kia India's flagship offering, has surpassed the 1.50 lakh unit sales milestone within 27 months of its launch in India. This remarkable achievement comes after Kia rejigged the Carens' lineup in April 2024 with a new diesel-MT (manual transmission) powertrain, taking the total number of variants to 30. While Kia had claimed 1 lakh unit domestic sales in October 2023, the last 50,000 units took 11 months.

According to SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers), Kia India retailed 1,51,501 units of the Carens from February 2022 through to end-April 2024, constituting 26 per cent of Kia India’s overall sales (5,75,574 units). With this, the Carens MPV strengthens its position as one of the best-selling family movers in its segment. 'Carens has become a favourite among Indian families, offering them style and peace of mind on every journey. It now accounts for approximately 15% of our monthly domestic sales, and we are confident that its popularity will only grow in the coming years. We remain deeply committed to bringing innovative and high-quality vehicles to our customers and are grateful for their continuous support,' said Myung-sik Sohn, Chief Sales and Business Officer, Kia India. 

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Notably, 50 per cent of Kia Carens buyers prefer top- and mid-spec variants of the three-row MPV, thanks to features such as a sunroof, multi-drive modes, ventillated Seats, and Kia Connect. Amongst various options, the petrol powertrain emerged as the top choice, accounting for 57 per cent of demand, followed by the diesel powertrain with 43 per cent. Moreover, manual transmission continues to be highly preferred, with 62 per cent of customers opting for it. In terms of international business, Kia shipped close to 17,000 units of the Carens to other regions of the world, contributing significantly to Kia's global operations.

Kia Carens: Powertrain

Under the hood, the MPV gets three engine options: a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol unit, a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine, and a 1.5-litre diesel unit. Transmission options are a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed iMT, a 6-speed torque converter automatic, and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. All powertrains available with the Carens are RDE-compliant and E20 fuel-ready.

Kia Carens MPV: Features

Feature-wise, the Kia Carens packs a 12.5-inch digital instrument cluster, a 4.2-inch colour MID, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, keyless entry, connected car technology, cruise control, heated front seats, wireless phone charging, automatic climate control, and a rear-view camera. For safety, 6 airbags, ABS, ESC, hill start, descent control, three-point seat belts for all seats, a tyre pressure monitoring system, and ISOFIX anchors are all standard with the model.

Kia Carens: Variants, Price

Currently, the Kia Carens comes in Premium, Premium (O), Prestige, Prestige (O), Prestige+, Prestige+ (O), Luxury, Luxury+, and X-Line variants, with prices starting at Rs 10.52 lakh and going up to Rs 19.67 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. The top-of-the-line X-Line now also offers a choice of a 7-seat layout, while the Prestige (O) is also available in a 6-seat configuration. 

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In terms of market competition, the Carens rivals the Maruti Suzuki XL6, Mahindra Marazzo, Toyota Innova Crysta, and the Hyundai Alcazar. 

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