Delving into the details, the variant used for the Global-NCAP crash test was the base variant. However, the use of a higher variant in the crash test is highly unlikely to affect the final scores, as the Kia Carens MUV’s safety features are standard on all variants.
Speaking of safety features, the Kia Carens MUV comes equipped with top-notch safety systems like 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ABS, four-wheel disc brakes, brake assist systems, hill assist, tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), EBD, ISOFIX mounts, vehicle stability control (VSC), BAS and more.
When Kia launched the Carens in India, the MUV quickly gained ground in the Indian auto market with its aggressive pricing, standard safety features, and long list of features.
Speaking of features, the Kia Carens MUV comes packed with such features as a large 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, Kia’s UVO connected car technology, wireless charger, fully digital driver’s display, ambient lighting, 8-speaker, BOSE sound system, cooled glove box, power sunroof, front ventilated seats, roof-mounted air conditioning for 2nd and 3rd row passengers, cooled cup holders, air purifier and much more. plus.
Currently, Kia Carens comes with three engine options. The base engine option is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine with 113PS peak power and 144Nm peak torque. The next engine option is a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 138PS of peak power and 242Nm of peak torque.
Finally, the third engine option is a 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine capable of producing 114 hp of maximum power and 250 Nm of maximum torque.
Furthermore, Kia Motors appears to be currently developing a CNG variant of the Carens MUV for the Indian car market. This appears to be a strategic move to capitalize on the growing demand for CNG-powered vehicles in India, thanks to rising fuel prices.
Earlier, the CNG version of the Kia Carens was spotted testing in India, and interestingly, spy photos of the MUV sport the more powerful 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. So if Kia proceeds to launch the model, the MUV will be India’s first turbocharged CNG vehicle in India.
However, like other CNG vehicles in India, the CNG version of the Kia Carens is most likely available with manual transmission only.
At present Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is the only MUV in India to come with a factory fitted CNG kit. With the launch of the CNG version of the Kia Carens, Kia Motors intends to expand its market share.
Thoughts on Kia Carens
The Kia Carens MUV is one of the best-selling vehicles in the Indian market and a consistent seller for the South Korean automaker. Also, the 3-star rating will provide a decent guarantee to your customers regarding safety standards.