The Korean Auto brand has finally revealed the name of its fourth vehicle for the Indian market as the Carens, which was codenamed as KY internally till now. Recently, Kia India has given a hint of exteriors and interiors by revealing its design sketches.
The Kia Motors have gained positive traction in the Indian market since its launch in 2019. It’s now official that Kia’s upcoming product will accommodate three rows which are touted as a Recreational vehicle by the brand. According to Kia Motors, the Carnes name is based on the concept of ‘Car+ Renaissance”, which will cater to the unmet demand of modern Indian families. The Korean automaker is confident enough to revolutionize the market by creating a new segment of its own.
The ‘Carens’ is not the newly discovered name in the automobile industry. Kia Motors had sold three generations of Carnes MPV abroad for over two decades since its debut in 1999. The latest offering is all new 4th gen Carens is ‘Made in India, made for the world’ product, which will make its world premiere on 16th December.
The Kia Carens debuts the company’s new design philosophy, ‘Opposites United’ in India. 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. The essential highlights are the unique design of LED DRLs and the tail lamps with triangular light-guiding patterns. It will be based on Kia’s highest selling car in India- the Seltos, but it will have a larger wheelbase to accommodate more space for three rows of seating. We can expect dimensions to be a little similar to Hyundai Alcazar, which happens to be Kia’s parent company.
On the inside, Kia Carens offer a modern ambience with technologically advanced features. It gets equipped with a 10.25-inch infotainment system integrated with the dashboard. Based on images released, the Carens get the same steering wheel with all controls as we get in the Seltos.
The brand’s purpose-“movement that inspires”- signifies an ambitious plan to serve the Indian market with its bold, innovative, and premium offerings. It is now a test of time that how well Kia prices its newest offering, which is set to go against its rivals such as Tata Safari, MG hector, Mahindra XUV700, Maruti Suzuki XL6, and Toyota Innova.