Kia India is all set to unveil its new three-row automobile on December 16, 2021. Whereas it is unclear if the brand new mannequin is an MPV or an SUV, we all know that it is going to be based mostly on the identical platform because the Kia Seltos. Now, a set of latest spy photographs of the automobile have leaked on-line and based mostly on the badging seen on the automobile’s steering wheel, the brand new mannequin can be referred to as Kia Carens. Now, we had already suspected that the mannequin can be referred to as Carens. In keeping with the Ministry of Commerce & Business’s Patent Design and Trademark web site, Kia Company had registered the title Carens in December 2020, and the corporate has been granted the trademark.
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Additionally, the title itself is just not new. Kia used to promote a compact MPV named Carens in Korea between 1999 and 2018, nonetheless, globally it was extra popularly generally known as Kia Rondo. It’s probably that Kia will showcase a pre-production mannequin of the automobile on December 16, whereas the manufacturing model can be launched in 2022.
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As for the automobile itself, the spy photographs present a left-hand-drive mannequin with an automated shifter lever and a leather-wrapped, three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel. Whereas on the centre we’ve the brand new Kia brand, on the base of the center spoke we see the Carens brand. The truth that the corporate is testing a left-hand-drive automobile additionally signifies that the mannequin can be launched in Korea and different international markets as nicely.
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All take a look at mules of the automobile we’ve seen up to now are closely camouflaged, so it is troublesome to speak about its design, nonetheless, based mostly on what we are able to see, the automobile will include giant LED headlights, sporty dual-tone alloy wheels, and LED taillamps. It’s going to additionally get a pair of roof rails, however they don’t appear to be load-baring ones. As for the cabin, it’ll include a big touchscreen unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Kia UVO related automobile system, amongst different creature comforts.
Powertrain choices and different technical particulars are nonetheless unknown, nonetheless, we’d anticipate the automobile to return in each petrol and diesel engine choices, with handbook and automated selections for each. Upon launch, it’s more likely to compete with the Toyota Innova Crysta, Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, and the Mahindra XUV700.