Kia Carens 1.5 Turbo Petrol Launched – Price ₹12 L To ₹18.45 L

  • Kia Carens now gets a new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine that puts out 160 bhp and 253 nm with iMT and DCT gearbox options
  • The new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine on Carens replaces 1.4-litre unit with a Price hike of up to ₹50,000

Kia has updated the Carens MPV with new engine and gearbox options. This update came a day after removal of diesel manual variants on Sonet and Seltos. On Carens the updates are not just limited to gearbox, there’s an addition of new 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine. The 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine on Carens replaces 1.4 litre unit. Let’s find out more.

Kia carens 1.5 litre turbo

Kia Carens 1.5 Litre Turbo Petrol

The new 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine makes 160 bhp and 253 nm. With this there’s a bump of 20 bhp and 11 nm in output. With this engine Kia Carens continues to get 7-speed DCT but instead of manual there’s iMT gearbox on offer. All engine options on Kia Carens are now RDE and E20 compliant.

Variant 1.5 Turbo Petrol iMT1.5 Turbo Petrol DCT
Premium₹12 Lakh
Prestige₹13.25 Lakh
Prestige + ₹14.75 Lakh ₹15.75 Lakh
Luxury₹16.20 Lakh
Luxury + 6S₹17.50 Lakh ₹18.40 Lakh
Luxury + 7S₹17.55 Lakh ₹18.45 Lakh
Kia Carens 1.5 Turbo Petrol Price

The 1.5 litre turbo petrol starts at ₹12 lakh for Premium iMT variant. Prestige 1.5 turbo petrol iMT costs ₹13.25 lakh. Customers can opt for DCT gearbox from Prestige + variant which costs ₹14.75 lakh for iMT and ₹15.75 lakh for DCT gearbox. 1.5 Turbo Luxury variant on Kia Carens only gets iMT gearbox. In both 6-seater and 7-seater configuration the Carens gets iMT and DCT gearbox options.

2023 Kia Carens

For 2023 the price hike on Carens is up to ₹50,000. This price hike also includes introduction of new 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine. The other two engine options on Kia Carens includes 1.5 litre NA petrol and diesel engines. Now one can get manual gearbox option only in 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine of Carens and it’s a sole gearbox available on this particular engine.

2023 Kia Carens – New Updates

What makes the 2023 Kia Carens really interesting is that it gets 12.5-inch digital instrument cluster with 4.2-inch MID as standard across all variants. Earlier Kia used to offer it from Prestige variant. Other features on the Carens are same as of before.

Kia Carens is one of the most popular MPVs in its segment. It rivals Maruti Suzuki XL6, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, MG Hector Plus and Hyundai Alcazar.

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