Kia Carens has become popular amongst MPV buyers since its presence in India. It’s not just loaded with multiple seats because it has a punchy turbo petrol engine. Kia India has phased out the 1.4-liter turbo petrol engine from the Carens in 2023.

Do performance lovers have to suffer after the discontinuation of the turbo engine?

The answer is No.

Car enthusiasts will still not suffer as the now 1.5-liter petrol engine has made its way into the Carens.

Kia carens 2023 front view
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The update has recently surfaced that the brand has ditched the pure manual transmission for the clutchless manual transmission. At the present, the brand doesn’t offer a pure manual on the diesel and turbo variants of the Carens. This new turbo engine pumps out 160 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque making it more powerful than the earlier turbo petrol engine. The new engine is compliant with the BS6 stage 2 norms. Kia’s new turbo engine is now standard across all the variants of the car.

In terms of features, the Carens comes with 10.25 inches touchscreen with UVO-connected car features. Carens also has other premium features like a fully digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting, ventilated seats, and many different premium features.  The MPV also comes with an air purifier on offer. There is no compromise on features as it’s the most feature-loaded SUV in its segment. Kia currently has a 10.25-inch instrument cluster on offer that was standard from the Prestige trim of the car.

Safety features on Kia Carens

kia carens side view
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There are a lot of safety features on offer like 6-airbags, a Traction Control system, an electronic stability program, and much other safety equipment. The brand has not yet updated safety features because numerous safety features are already present in the car.

Kia Carens pricing and Rivals

Kia Carens currently rivals the Maruti Ertiga and the XL6 in its segment and the pricing starts from 10.46 lakhs (ex-showroom, all India).

If given a choice, would you pick the 2023 Kia Carens over the other cars? Do let us know in the comments about your opinions on the Carens.

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  • Abhiraj Jit

    Abhiraj Jit Singh Gandhi,a car lover by heart and a law student by profession who loves anything on four wheels. Automobile has Been my love since my dad got me a Turbocharged Ford Ecosport and that pulled me towards research on the latest cars and launches.

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