The Kia Carens three-row MPV was launched in India on 15 February. Kia has sold more than 12,000 units of Carens by April 30th. The current waiting period for some options is the highest among all cars released in India this year.

Author: HT Auto Desk
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May 10, 2022, 11:20 p.m.

Kia Carens is a six- and seven-seater premium mini with SUVish features. It competes with the Hyundai Alcazar, XUV700 and Maruti XL6 among others. (Photo: Sabyasachi Dasgupta / HT Auto)

Kia Carens the three-row MPV has the longest waiting period among all the cars released in India this year. According to the latest updates from dealers, the waiting period for individual options stretches to 75 weeks, as in May. The six- and seven-seater MPV was launched earlier this year on February 15 at the starting price 8.99 lakhs (former showroom). Within six weeks the car had gone up, which increased the cost of the base model 9.59 lakhs (former exhibition hall). Among the existing three-row models in India Kia Carens competes with similar ones Hyundai Alcazar, Mahindra XUV700 and Maruti XL6 among others.

The longest waiting period for Carens – on the basic versions of the car. The base versions of the Premium and Prestige with a 1.5-liter petrol guide have a waiting period of 74 to 75 weeks. This is almost as high as the Mahindra XUV700, which has the longest waiting period among all the cars currently available on the market. Some of the XUV700 SUV options have a waiting period of almost 20 months or almost two years.

Among other Kia Carens options, the seven-seater model with a top-of-the-range Luxury Plus diesel has a waiting period of up to 39 weeks. This is the highest rate after the base options. Diesel versions with manual control in Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus and Luxury have a waiting period of up to 33 weeks. In the 6- and 7-seater Luxury Plus models with the 1.4-liter petrol variant DCT, the waiting period is up to 23 weeks.

Kia Carens options Waiting period (previous)
Premium 1.5-liter petrol manual transmission 74-75 weeks
Prestige 1.5-liter petrol manual 74-75 weeks
Luxury Plus 7 1.5-liter diesel engine 38-39 weeks
Luxurious 1.5-liter diesel manual 32-33 weeks
Luxury Plus 6/7 1.4-liter DCT gasoline 22-23 weeks

Kia sold more than 12,000 units of Carens by the end of April. The Korean carmaker said it received more than 50,000 orders in the first few weeks after launch.

In April, prices for Carens rose, just six weeks after launch. The three-line MPV has received price increases within 20,000 and 70,000 ex-salon. The cost of basic model options called Premium 7 now starts from 9.59 lakhs (former exhibition hall), hike with 60,000. Option Luxury Plus 7, which was launched at a starting price 16.19 lakhs (former showroom) now begins with 16.59 lakhs (former exhibition hall), hike with 40,000.

The price of the 1.4-liter petrol 7-speed DCT Luxury Plus 6-seater petrol volume of the highest specification now starts with 17.44 lakhs (former showroom), while the seven-seater version of the same specification begins in 17.49 lakhs (former exhibition hall). The best gasoline options were originally available at a price 16.99 lakhs (former exhibition hall). The best 1.5-liter diesel options that were also released at the same price 65,000 over the six-seater option and 70,000 for the seven-seater option.

Date of first publication: 11:20, 10 May 2022 IST

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