New Launch: Bookings for Kia Carens will start on January 14. Kia India gave this information on Thursday. The premium MPV can be booked for Rs 25,000 through the Kia India website and dealerships across the country. The Kia Carens MPV is the company's fourth product in the Indian market after the Kia Seltos, Sonnet, and Carnival.

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The Kia Carens MPV will compete with the Maruti Suzuki XL6, Mahindra Marazzo, Toyota Innova Crysta and Hyundai Alcazar. The MPV will be manufactured in India and shipped to 90 global markets, which includes both right-hand and left-hand drive markets.

The Kia Carens MPV will come with a total of 8 color options which include Imperial Blue, Moss Brown, Sparkling Silver, Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Gravity Grey, Glacier White Pearl, and Clear White. Kia claims that the Carence offers many first-in-class features. The MPV comes with a design that is completely different from other Kia cars available in India.

Kia Carens Features and Design

It also gets a new touch-based panel and ambient light underlining with a toggle switch for HVAC control. The center console is smaller and has additional control controls for seat ventilation, drive mode, etc. The Carens will be available in both 6- and 7-seat configurations.

In terms of features, the Carnes 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Kia's UVO Connect, a fully digital instrument cluster, an eight-speaker Bose sound system, 64-colour ambient light, ventilated front Equipped with seats, seat-back tables with cup holders, electrically powered one-touch tumble down feature for the second row, single-pane sunroof. Safety onboard includes six airbags as standard, and many other features like ABS and ESC, hill-start assist, disc brakes on all four wheels, TPMS, and rear parking sensors.