After Hyundai, Kia launches Carens with new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine: check new prices

Hyundai India recently launched the Alcazar with a new 1.5-litre Turbocharged Petrol engine to comply with upcoming RDE norms. The company discontinued the 2.0-litre NA and replaced it with this new power plant. The prices for the Alcazar 1.5-turbo petrol start from Rs 16.75 lakh (ex-showroom).
Now, Kia India has silently launched the Carens with the same 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine. The company has discontinued the 1.4-turbo due to upcoming RDE norms. The price for the new 1.5-turbo Carens starts from Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom). The new Carens with 1.5-turbo Petrol will be offered in four variants – Premium, Prestige, Luxury and Luxury Plus.

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The 1.5-turbo Petrol in the Carens produces 160 bhp of power and 260 Nm of torque. Gearbox options include 6-speed iMT and 7-speed DCT. There’s no manual gearbox on offer. There are no changes made to MPV except the addition of a new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine.

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Talking about the other two engines offered with the Carens – it gets a 1.5-turbo charged diesel engine which produces 115 bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque. This engine comes paired with a 6-speed iMT and a 6-speed automatic transmission. It also gets a 1.5-litre NA petrol engine which produces 115 bhp of power and 145 Nm of torque – gearbox options include a 6-speed manual only.

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Talking about the features, the Carens gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen with connected car tech, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Auto climate control, one-touch electric-assisted tumble function for the second-row seat, keyless go, cruise control, ventilated front seats, wireless phone charging, rearview camera, digital instrument cluster and more.

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Safety features include six airbags, ABS, ESC, hill start and descent control and a tyre pressure monitoring system. The Carens competes with Hyundai Alcazar, Maruti Eritiga, Maruti XL6 and Mahindra Marazzo.

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