Kia Carens diesel MT, kia carens price, variants, features


The MPV is now available in as many as 30 variants, with 6 different powertrain options to choose from.

For the 2024 model year, Kia has expanded the Carens trim line-up from 23 variants to 30 variants, with the addition of a new diesel-manual powertrain. The carmaker has also updated the existing variants with a range of new features, along with the introduction of a new paint scheme.
  1. Kia Carens gets new diesel-manual powertrain
  2. Top-end X-Line trim now comes with dashcam, and an optional 7-seat layout
  3. New Pewter Olive colour introduced

Kia Carens: new variants, features

The new variants on offer with the Carens include Premium (O), Prestige (O), and Prestige+ (O). Over the Premium variant, the Premiun (O) gets keyless entry, an 8-inch infotainment screen, shark fin antenna, steering-wheel mounted controls, and burglar alarm. Meanwhile the Prestige (O) offers the choice of 6- or 7-seat layouts, leatherette-wrapped gear knob, a smart key with push-button start, rear LED lights, LED DRLs, and positioning lamp.



The Prestige+ (O) variant, which is only available with the automatic gearbox options, gets an electric sunroof, along with an LED map lamp and room lamp. Moreover, the Carens is now equipped wth a 180W smartphone charger as standard, as opposed to the 120W unit that was previously available.


The range-topping X-Line trim is now equipped with a new dashcam, along with all windows up and down with voice commands. The X-Line can now also be had with a 7-seater configuration. Kia has also introduced a new colour option for the Carens – Pewter Olive, carried over from the Seltos. The new colour is offered with all variants except the X-Line trim.


Kia Carens: powertrains

The Kia Carens is available with three engine options, including a 1.5-litre diesel engine that makes 116hp and 250Nm torque, a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine rated at 115hp/144 Nm, and a  1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine producing 160hp and 253Nm torque.


The diesel engine can now be had with either a 6-speed manual gearbox, a 6-speed iMT (clutchless manual), or a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The NA petrol engine is offered with a 6-speed manual only, while the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine continues to be offered with a 6-speed iMT as well as an optional 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.


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