The official launch of Kia Carens is just around the corner. While there is still some time for the prices to get unveiled, we have come to know about the official fuel efficiency figures of all the possible powertrain combinations of the new MPV from Kia India.
First of all, let’s know about the confirmed engine-gearbox lineup for the Kia Carens in India. The new Kia Carens will be available with three four-cylinder engine options – 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel, all of which are shared with the Kia Seltos. All these three engine options will come with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. However, while the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol will be offered with an option of a 7-speed DCT, the 1.5-litre diesel will also get a 6-speed automatic in selective variants.
Now coming to the main point of interest here – fuel efficiency. The 1.5-litre petrol, which is available solely with a manual gearbox, returns 15.7 km/l, which is almost 0.8 km/l lower than the economy of the same engine present in the Seltos. Then comes the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol, which is claimed to offer 16.2 km/l with the manual gearbox and 16.5 km/l with 7-speed DCT. These figures are more or less similar to that of the turbo-variants of the Seltos. Finally coming to the diesel-powered versions, which state a fuel economy figure of 21.3kmpl for the manual versions and 18.4 km/l for the automatic versions. These figures of diesel variants are almost 0.3-0.4 km/l higher than the same engine present in the Seltos diesel.
Kia Carens price announcement this month
The Kia Carens saw a global unveil in December 2021, though the bookings for the MPV started only on January 2022. The Carens has already reached all the authorized dealer outlets of Kia for gauging the customer interest towards it. The MPV will be offered in eight different colour options, namely Clear White, Glacier White Pearl, Sparkling Silver, Gravity Grey, Aurora Black Pearl, Intense Red, Imperial Blue and Moss Brown.
The Kia Carens comes with an extensive list of features, some of which are segment-first. The MPV gets features like all-LED headlamps, fog lamps and tail lamps, 16-inch machined alloy wheels, sunroof, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, wireless charger, ventilated front seats, powered driver’s seat, 8-speaker BOSE audio system, fully-digital instrument console, air purifier, automatic climate control and AC vents for all the three rows. The Kia Carens will also create a benchmark in its segment by offering six airbags as standard across all the variants.