Kia Carens prices hiked by up to Rs 50,000

    Kia Carens prices have gone up by Rs 1 lakh in the last eight months. Line-up starts at Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).

    Published On Nov 04, 2022 02:10:00 PM

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    Kia India has hiked the prices of its Carens MPV this month. This is the second price hike introduced for the MPV by Kia since its initial launch back in February 2022. The Carens has been on high demand since its launch, and back in September 2022, we mentioned how the Kia MPV also had the longest waiting period in its segment.

    • Kia Carens petrol price hike ranges from Rs 10,000-50,000
    • Diesel variants prices hiked by up to Rs 35,000
    • Rivals the Maruti Suzuki Eritga and XL6

    Kia Carens: petrol powertrain and pricing

    The Carens is powered by a choice of two petrol powertrains – a 115hp, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated unit and a 140hp, 1.4-litre turbocharged unit. Both engines are offered with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, but the 1.4-litre unit also gets a 7-speed DCT automatic as an option.

    The naturally aspirated manual variants of the MPV see a maximum hike of up to Rs 50,000. On the other hand, turbo-petrol manual variants of the Carens get a hike between Rs 10,000-20,000.

    Meanwhile, the turbo petrol variants of the Carens with the DCT automatic gearbox see a uniform price hike of Rs 20,000. Overall, the petrol-powered Carens now starts at Rs 10 lakh, going all the way up to Rs 17.70 lakh.

    Here's a look at the Carens petrol's pricing when compared to its last price hike it received back in April 2022.

    Kia Carens petrol prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
    VariantNew priceOld priceDifference
    1.5P Premium MT 7SRs 10 lakhRs 9.60 lakhRs 40,000
    1.5P Prestige MT 7SRs 11.20 lakhRs 10.70 lakhRs 50,000
    1.4P Premium MT 7SRs 11.30 lakhRs 11.20 lakhRs 10,000
    1.4P Prestige MT 7SRs 12.50 lakhRs 12.40 lakhRs 10,000
    1.4P Prestige+ MT 7SRs 14 lakhRs 13.90 lakhRs 10,000
    1.4P Prestige+ DCT 7SRs 15 lakhRs 14.80 lakhRs 20,000
    1.4P Luxury MT 7SRs 15.45 lakhRs 15.30 lakhRs 15,000
    1.4P Luxury+ MT 6SRs 16.75 lakhRs 16.55 lakhRs 20,000
    1.4P Luxury+ MT 7SRs 16.80 lakhRs 16.60 lakhRs 20,000
    1.4P Luxury+ DCT 6SRs 17.65 lakhRs 17.45 lakhRs 20,000
    1.4P Luxury+ DCT 7SRs 17.70 lakhRs 17.50 lakhRs 20,000

    Kia Carens: diesel powertrain and pricing

    The MPV can also be had with a 115hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine, which is paired to either a 6-speed manual or a torque converter automatic transmission. Kia has hiked the prices of the mid-spec Luxury manual variant of the Carens by Rs 35,000, whereas the other manual and automatic variants see a uniform hike of Rs 30,000. Overall, the diesel-powered Carens now starts at Rs 11.70 lakh, going all the way up to Rs 18 lakh.

    Kia Carens diesel prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
    VariantNew priceOld priceDifference
    Premium MT 7SRs 11.70 lakhRs 11.40 lakhRs 30,000
    Prestige MT 7SRs 12.90 lakhRs 12.60 lakhRs 30,000
    Prestige+ MT 7SRs 14.40 lakhRs 14.10 lakhRs 30,000
    Luxury MT 7SRs 15.85 lakhRs 15.50 lakhRs 35,000
    Luxury+ MT 6SRs 17.05 lakhRs 16.75 lakhRs 30,000
    Luxury+ MT 7SRs 17.10 lakhRs 16.80 lakhRs 30,000
    Luxury+ AT 6SRs 17.95 lakhRs 17.65 lakhRs 30,000
    Luxury+ AT 7SRs 18 lakhRs 17.70 lakhRs 30,000

    Kia Carens: rivals

    The Kia Carens squarely competes against the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (Rs 8.41 lakh) and XL6 (Rs 11.29 lakh) in the market, and also sees competition from the Mahindra Marazzo (Rs 13.40 lakh). Kia was spotted testing the Carens CNG back in April 2022, and this variant could compete against the Ertiga CNG and the recently launched XL6 CNG.

    All prices ex-showroom, Delhi

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