Kia took a brave decision by launching the Carens. It was brave as Ertiga held a strong position here, and no one had tried to break its monopoly until Kia launched the Carens. Now, Kia wants to up the ante against the Ertiga by bringing the Carens CNG. The Carens CNG has even been spotted testing, hinting that Kia is serious about its launch. So what is coming with the Carens CNG? In today’s article, let’s talk about 2023 Kia Carens CNG.

Kia Carens CNG

2023 Carens CNG

Kia has established itself as a premium brand with interior quality and features. But Kia knows that the affordable factor still works in India and especially in the 7-seater space. So how can it do that? By bringing a CNG setup on the Carens. The Ertiga and XL6 both get CNG options, and Kia would like to counter them with the Carens CNG.  

2023 Carens CNG – Specifications

2023 Carens CNG

The Carens CNG will come with a CNG setup on one of its petrol engines. Kia has been testing CNG on its turbo petrol engine. Even the spotted test mule of Carens CNG was spotted with a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine. This will be quite a unique take as generally CNG comes with naturally aspirated engines, but Kia is working on something different. Even the Sonet CNG was spotted testing on the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. The 1.4-litre turbo engine is capable of producing 138bhp and 242Nm of torque. With CNG, power figures could drop a bit, but not considerably. Kia might even give an automatic gearbox on the Carens CNG. What about efficiency? The Carens CNG could deliver a mileage of around 23 to 24 km/kg in CNG mode. 

What else could change?

The Carens CNG will not get any exterior changes as such. Kia could introduce a new colour and CNG badging. In the interior, we will have the obvious CNG tank in the boot. Still like the Ertiga CNG, you will have a usable boot space, and you can get more boot with the third row folded. Other than that, it could get fewer features as Kia might not give CNG on the higher variants. 

2023 Carens CNG – Launch and pricing

2023 Carens CNG

Kia has been quite tightlipped about the Carens CNG, but the car has been spotted testing. This could mean that Kia is waiting for the perfect time to reveal it in the country. As stated above, Kia would want to take some buyers from the Ertiga CNG. So Kia could launch the Carens CNG sometime in 2023. What about the pricing? The Carens CNG could get a price hike of Rs 80k to 90k depending upon the variants. 

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