Kia Carens launched in India — Price, specs, features compared to Hyundai Alcazar

Feb 15, 2022

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

Kia has officially launched Carens, which is a recreational 7 seater vehicle, in India on February 15.

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This is the fourth car launched by the Korean-automaker in India,...

...following the launch of Seltos, Sonet and Carnival.

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The multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) will compete against the likes of Hyundai Alcazar,...

...Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and Mahindra XUV700.

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Price

The price of the Kia Caren starts at ₹8.99 lakh (ex-showroom — Delhi), goes up to ₹16.99 lakh. The price of Hyundai Alcazar - the closest competitor to the Kia Carens - ranges from ₹16.34 lakh to ₹20.14 lakh (ex-showroom).

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Colours

The three-row car is available in eight colours — Imperial Blue, Moss Brown, Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Sparkling Silver, Gravity Grey, Glacier White Pearl, and Clear White.

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Engine

Kia Carens comes with a 1.5-litre petrol engine or a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit, whereas Hyundai Alcazar has a 2.0-litre engine. However, both work with a six-speed manual gearbox and an option of six-speed automatic transmission.

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Internal features

Carens and Alcazar both are also featured with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a host of connectivity options.

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External features

Kia Carens gets Tiger Face design at the front, highlighted intake grille, LED headlamps, and daytime running lights (DRLs), SUV-like side profile. Whereas, Hyundai Alcazar has chrome-encased fog lamps with LED illumination.

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Safety Features

Both Carens and Alcazar come with over six airbags, electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), anti-lock braking system (ABS), hill-descent control, hill-start control, all-four disc brakes, brake assist, vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, highline tyre pressure monitoring system and reverse parking sensors.

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