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Kia Carens MPV price hiked in November 2022


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

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)
Variant New price Old price Difference
1.5P Premium MT 7S Rs 10 lakh Rs 9.60 lakh Rs 40,000
1.5P Prestige MT 7S Rs 11.20 lakh Rs 10.70 lakh Rs 50,000
1.4P Premium MT 7S Rs 11.30 lakh Rs 11.20 lakh Rs 10,000
1.4P Prestige MT 7S Rs 12.50 lakh Rs 12.40 lakh Rs 10,000
1.4P Prestige+ MT 7S Rs 14 lakh Rs 13.90 lakh Rs 10,000
1.4P Prestige+ DCT 7S Rs 15 lakh Rs 14.80 lakh Rs 20,000
1.4P Luxury MT 7S Rs 15.45 lakh Rs 15.30 lakh Rs 15,000
1.4P Luxury+ MT 6S Rs 16.75 lakh Rs 16.55 lakh Rs 20,000
1.4P Luxury+ MT 7S Rs 16.80 lakh Rs 16.60 lakh Rs 20,000
1.4P Luxury+ DCT 6S Rs 17.65 lakh Rs 17.45 lakh Rs 20,000
1.4P Luxury+ DCT 7S Rs 17.70 lakh Rs 17.50 lakh Rs 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)
Variant New price Old price Difference
Premium MT 7S Rs 11.70 lakh Rs 11.40 lakh Rs 30,000
Prestige MT 7S Rs 12.90 lakh Rs 12.60 lakh Rs 30,000
Prestige+ MT 7S Rs 14.40 lakh Rs 14.10 lakh Rs 30,000
Luxury MT 7S Rs 15.85 lakh Rs 15.50 lakh Rs 35,000
Luxury+ MT 6S Rs 17.05 lakh Rs 16.75 lakh Rs 30,000
Luxury+ MT 7S Rs 17.10 lakh Rs 16.80 lakh Rs 30,000
Luxury+ AT 6S Rs 17.95 lakh Rs 17.65 lakh Rs 30,000
Luxury+ AT 7S Rs 18 lakh Rs 17.70 lakh Rs 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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