Kia is raking in good sales with its products like the Seltos and Sonet. But Kia has big ambitions for the Indian market. It is looking to challenge Maruti, the biggest manufacturer in India. It is looking to venture into the Maruti Ertiga segment with its new car Kia Carens. Kia has been testing the Carens in India for quite some time. In today’s article, we will see Kia’s Rs 10 lakh car to rival Maruti.
Kia Rs 10 lakh car- Exterior design
The Carens is expected to borrow design elements from the Seltos and Sonet. From the spotted test mule, it is expected to get an aggressive front design. In the side profile, you will get that MPV like elongated design. This elongated look gives it a big and imposing look. The car will get an ample amount of headroom, as seen from the spy shots.
Like the exteriors, in the interiors too, it is expected to get premium fit and finish. It will come loaded with features like a 10.25-inch infotainment system, Bose sound system, tyre pressure monitoring system, heads up display, charging spots in the third row and wireless charging etc. This feature will surely help the Carens to compete with the Ertiga.
Kia Rs 10 lakh car- Specifications
The Carens will most likely be based on the K2 platform, which also underpins the Seltos and Sonet. Dimension wise it is expected to be similar to the Ertiga. Kia might offer it similar engine and transmission options as the Sonet. The availability of a diesel engine will be a big plus point for the Carens over the competition.
Launch & pricing
Kia is doing a global reveal of the Kia Ky on 16th December, which is expected to be Carens for the Indian market. The launch in the Indian market will happen in the first quarter of 2022. The pricing of the Carens is expected to start from Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).
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