Kia has released official sketches of its upcoming 7-Seater CARENS that will be globally unveiled on the 16th of this month here in India.
The Kia Carens debuts the company’s new design philosophy ‘Opposites United’ in India. The bold design language takes inspiration from the contrasts found in nature and humanity. This design philosophy is based on five strong pillars. Bold for nature, Joy for reason, Power to progress, Technology for life, and Tension for serenity. Carens’ design is based on the ‘Bold for Nature’ theme and pays homage to nature’s perfection and simplicity while connecting to the brand’s new design direction.
The Kia Carens hosts the company’s unique and powerful design language, personifying youthfulness in its character. The exterior boasts high-tech styling details, including Kia’s unique Tiger Face design at the front, strikingly highlighted intake grille, LED headlamps, and daytime running lights (DRLs), which all together give a strong and impressive look. The SUV-like side profile takes a muscular stance and further underlines the strong yet refined style of the vehicle.
The interior is designed to meet mobility lifestyle needs and daily usage preference in India. The high-tech wraparound dash design depicts a future-oriented image while giving an impression of wide and luxurious cabin. The chrome garnish applied to the doors enhances the overall premium feel. The 10.25-inch Audio Video Navigation Telematics (AVNT) is located at the center of the dash, offering a modern ambience.
“The Kia Carens perfectly embodies our latest design philosophy, ‘Opposites United’, and it successfully combines sportiness with a sophisticated personality and style with unique aesthetics,” said Karim Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of Kia Design Center. “The Kia Carens is a true reflection on what today’s customers want from their three-row vehicles.”
Powering the Kia Carens The Kia Carens would be the Seltos sourced engines with the 115 hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine, and could we could also see a 169 hp, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine – as seen on the Hyundai Alcazar. Transmission options would be a six-speed manual as well as a six-speed automatic gearbox for these engines.
The Kia Carens rivals the likes of the launch of thr Hyundai Alcazar and the Tata Safari along with the Mahindra XUV 700. The 7-seater segment also features the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the XL-6 along with the Mahindra Marrazo and the Renault Triber.
Watch this space for more on the Kia Carens as we get you all the information on it.