Kia Carens Recreational Vehicle (RV) is all set to be launched in India very soon. The bookings for the car have already commenced with a token amount of Rs 25,000.
The Kia Carens will be offered in Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus trims and is expected to be priced between Rs 16 lakh to Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom).
Once launched, it will lock horns with the Hyundai Alcazar, Maruti XL6 and Toyota Innova Crysta. The Kia Carens and the Hyundai Alcazar get slightly different features. First, let’s have a look at the key features of Kia Carens that are missing from the Hyundai Alcazar.
The Kia Carens three-row car is 4,540mm long, 1,800mm wide and 1,700mm tall with a 2,780mm wheelbase. It is taller, wider and longer as compared to the Alcazar. The wheelbase of Kia Carens is 20mm longer.
One-touch tumble down
The Kia Carens is the first car in its segment to offer one-touch tumble down feature for the second row seats.
More standard safety features
The Kia Carens comes with more standard safety features, including six airbags, ABS, ESC, disc brakes, hill start assist, tyre pressure monitoring system and rear parking sensors.
Now, let’s have a look at the key features that are not available on Kia Carens.
Wireless charging for 2nd row occupants
Hyundai Alcazar comes with wireless smartphone charging for the second row passengers, while the same is not available on the Kia Carens.
360 degree camera with blind spot monitor
The Hyundai Alcazar has also been fitted with a 360-degree camera with blind spot monitor.
The Hyundai Alcazar has the voice-controlled panoramic sunroof, while the Kia Carens comes with a single-panel sunroof.
Higher versions of the Hyundai Alcazar exclusively get the three traction control modes – Snow, Sand and Mud.
Hyundai’s 7-seater SUV is offered with paddle shifters, which are not available of the Kia Carens.
The lower variants of the Hyundai Alcazar come with 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, while the Platinum and Signature trims get 18-inch units. On the other hand, the Kia Carens Premium and Prestige variants come with 16-inch steel wheels, and the Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus versions get 16-inch alloy wheels.