March 21: Continental Trading Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., the authorized distributor of Kia vehicles for Nepal, has rolled out the new Kia Carens MPV in Nepali market. The new edition of the car is the perfect combination of safety, space, and style that makes it an ideal car for modern families.
According to the press statement issued by the company, Kia Carens has received the prestigious Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) award for 2023.The MPV was announced as the winner at the 18th edition of ICOTY awards that concluded recently.
Kia Carens has various features of 10 Robust Hi-Safety Packages which includes, 6 Airbags, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), BAS(Brake Assist), HAC (Hill- start Assist Control), DBC (Downhill Brake Control), ABC (Anti-lock Brake System), All Wheel Disc Brakes, Highline Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Rear Parking Sensors, according to the company.
The new Kia Carens MPV comes in two petrol engine variants, a 1.5-liter unit with 115bhp and 144 Nm of torque and a 1.4-liter turbo petrol with 140bhp and 242 Nm of torque. Carens also comes in manual and automatic transmission variants. The Luxury Plus trim also gets steering –mounted paddle shifters with 7-speed DCT of the 6-speed automatic.
The three-row MPV boasts a long list of comfort and convenience features in addition to generous dimensions. Features include a 10.25-inch infotainment display, digital instrumentation, sunroof, roof-mounted air convents with adjustable airspeed for the 2nd and the 3rd row, seat back mounted tray table with cup holder with tablet and smartphone notch.
The car also boasts of ventilated front seats, 64-colour ambient lighting, air-purifier, Bose Audio system, one-touch 2nd-row tumble to name a few. It comes in 7-seater configurations, a large boot space with 216 litres of luggage space, expandable to a massive 645 litres with the third row folded.
The price of Carens Premium is set at Rs 48, 90,000 and the price of Carens Prestige is set at Rs 52, 90,000 in the Nepali market.