Kia Carens is one of the newly launched products that attracted many towards it. Previously, the options for buying an MPV were limited. But after looking at the success of this car, many of its competitors have started more seriously about this segment. Recently, one of its main competitors, the Maruti XL6 got a major update. Now, the competition is going to be even tougher as two new competitors are going to join the list. In this article, we have listed all the things we know about the new expected Kia Carens competition.

Hyundai Stargazer

New Kia Carens Competition

Looking at the demand for the MPVs in India, Hyundai could launch an MPV called the Stargazer in India. In terms of design, it has a huge, sharp-looking front grille with the overall body styling also being sharp. The design makes it look like a long seven-seater MPV. As Kia and the Hyundai are sister companies, we can expect a lot of similarities in the Carens and the Stargazer. So many features could be shared between both the MPVs. The Stargazer is expected to run on three different engine options. First could be the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that makes 113bhp & 178Nm of torque, a 1.5-litre diesel engine that makes 113bhp & 250Nm of torque, and the last is a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine that makes 138bhp & 242Nm of torque. Also, a lot of transmission options are expected to be made available to choose from.

New Kia Carens Competition – New Innova

New Kia Carens Competition

Toyota Innova is one of the most successful MPVs in the Indian market. Toyota has now decided to bring the next-gen Innova. The new one will be sold alongside the current generation Innova. The new Innova would be built up on a monocoque chassis rather than a body-on-frame platform. As it would be a monocoque, it would mostly be a front-wheel-driven car. This is the reason why Toyota has no plans of discontinuing the current generation. But the highlighted point would be that the new Innova would be getting a hybrid petrol engine option for improved mileage. However, it is still expected to retain its 2.4-litre diesel engine as well which makes 148bhp & 343Nm of torque.

New Kia Carens Competition – Prices

New Kia Carens Competition

The prices of the Hyundai Stargazer might be similar to the Kia carens. We expect that it could start somewhere around Rs 11.5 lakhs and go up to Rs 21.5 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai). The prices of the new Innova could be similar to its current generation. The current generation of Innova starts with Rs 21.42 lakhs and goes up to Rs 31.31 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai). How Toyota will position thenew Innova is still unclear.

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