Kia has whipped the wraps off the Carens, a spacious and comfortable three-row family SUV boasting a “bold” design language, “high-tech” features and “industry-leading” safety systems. 

“The vehicle is all set to revolutionise and redefine family commuting”

“With its bold design, high-tech features, and industry-leading safety systems, the Carens is set to create a completely new segment and industry benchmark for family vehicles,” said Ho Sung Song, president and CEO at Kia Corporation. “We are confident that [it] will deliver meaningful experiences to modern families both in their daily and leisure life.”

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Interior ambience is enhanced thanks to the fitment of a sunroof.

Tae-Jin Park, managing director and CEO of Kia India, where the Carens will be built for global export, added: “The Carens is safe, feature-rich, has artistry in its design, and is comfortable and classy; it packs everything a modern family would want in their vehicle. 

“The Carens, in all aspects, is another true customer-centric offering from Kia. The vehicle is all set to revolutionise and redefine family commuting; it is another game-changing product dedicated to our discerning customers.”

Cabin is neatly appointed with an array of convenience and safety tech.

The exterior design “embodies” the Korean carmaker’s latest design philosophy, ‘Opposites United’. According to Kia, the SUV-like bodywork shows confidence and innovation. “Aimed at millennials”, the Carens features “eye-catching” characteristics and “unique” aesthetics. The front end “shows a sporty and stable” stance. The daytime-running lights are based on the firm’s new lighting signature concept, ‘The Star Map’. 

Interior highlights include a 10.25-inch, high-definition touch-enabled display. The touchscreen set-up incorporates Kia’s next-generation Connect infotainment software. In the Carens, screen mirroring software relays music to an eight-speaker Bose premium sound system. The cabin further features 64-colour ambient lighting. The front pews are ventilated. 

As standard, the three-row SUV sports a bouquet of safety items. These include, among others, six airbags, ABS, BAS, ESC, HAC, and disc brakes all-round. In addition, the Carens features front parking sensors. 

The three-row SUV will be built in India.