KIA Motors has seen tremendous success in the Indian Market. Both the Seltos and the Sonet have been selling like hotcakes! Kia is looking to take a step ahead and launch a new MPV for India. With this new MPV, Kia expects to sell 50,000 models yearly! Today, let’s take a look at what Kia has in store with this MPV!
What is this new Kia MPV?
KIA Motors recently trademarked the name “Carens” in India. Kia has been selling Carens as an MPV in foreign markets for over a decade. This might be the official name for the new MPV for India. We expect it to be on the same platform the houses the Seltos/Creta/Alcazar. In fact, the Carens might just be Alcazar’s Korean twin!
The new Kia MPV will most probably share the engines with the Hyundai Alcazar. It might get the 1.5L Diesel(115HP and 250nm) and the 2.0L Petrol(150HP and 192nm). We really hope that this new MPV gets a fresh diesel engine, because having a segment lower engine isn’t fair to the customers!
Pricing and Competition
The pricing is expected to hover around Rs.18-22 Lakhs. The “Carens” is supposed to be placed right between the Ertiga and the Innova. It will directly compete with the Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus and with some entry-level models of the Toyota Innova.
This is a front where Kia will surely not disappoint its consumers! Just like every other car, the new Kia MPV is also expected to be feature loaded. We also believe that it might get some ADAS features because that is the newest trend in the market! We do hope that Kia opts for a panoramic sunroof on this, it was a huge miss out in the Seltos.
The Korean people mover is expected to come to India in the second-half of 2022. Kia will unveil it globally before launching it for the Indian Market.
So here was everything we know about Kia’s new MPV for India. Will you consider it over the competition? Let us know in the comments!