The Kia Carens is a compact MPV manufactured by Kia since 1999, spanning over four generations, and was marketed worldwide under various nameplates, prominently as the Kia Rondo. The fourth-generation Carens was revealed in India on 16 December 2021. It is developed under the codename “KY”. Based on a stretched Seltos/Hyundai Creta platform, it is mainly marketed for India and other emerging markets as opposed to previous generations. Instead of the previous generations’ estate-inspired styling, the fourth-generation model has many design elements taken from crossovers. It is marketed by Kia as a “recreational vehicle” (RV) with 6-seater and 7-seater configurations offered and was developed with an emphasis on space for third-row seat occupants.

Petrol: 1353 cc, Inline-4 cylinder, Hyundai Smartstream G1.4 T-GDI engine, 138 HP Power, 242 Nm Torque, 16 manual kmpl Average, 45 litre Fuel tank, 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT automatic transmission

Petrol: 1497 cc, Inline-4 cylinder, DPFI, Hyundai Smartstream G1.5 engine, 113 HP Power, 144 Nm Torque, 16 kmpl Average, 45 litre Fuel tank, 6-speed manual transmission

Diesel: 1493 cc, Inline-4 cylinder, CRDi Hyundai U II engine with Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT), 113 HP Power, 250 Nm Torque, 21 kmpl Average, 45 litre Fuel tank, 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission

5 Variants: Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury, Luxury Plus

3 Wheels: 15 inch Steel, 16 inch Steel, 16 inch Dual-tone Crystal cut Alloy

8 Colours: Blue, Brown, Silver, Red, White, Clear White, Gravity Grey, Black

3 Upholsteries: Navy Beige Leatherette, Black Semi Leatherette, Black Fabric

Price range: Rs. 8.99 lakh – Rs. 16.99 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)