A new 1.5-liter turbo petrol engine will power the 2023 Carens, making it the only MPV to offer a 5-seat arrangement.
The more stringent BS6 Phase 2 emission rules will be implemented for all two-wheelers, passenger vehicles, and commercial vehicles beginning on April 1, 2023.
Kia will soon release a five-seater version of the Carens, and the diesel option will be available with an iMT gearbox, as all automakers upgrade their 2023 vehicles and make sure the engines are E20 compliant. Kia, like its parent company Hyundai, is adapting to the new emission standards by replacing the 1.4-liter turbo petrol with the new and more powerful 1.5-liter turbo, which has already made its debut on the Alcazar.
2023 Kia Carens: Diesel iMT trim
The 1.5-liter diesel engine that produces 113 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque will continue to power the Carens diesel model. The Seltos and the Sonet both offer this same motor. The iMT or clutchless gearbox will soon be standard on the Carens, marking a significant upgrade to the diesel lineup. After the Seltos, this will be the second Kia model to receive this transmission. Similar to the Sonet compact SUV, the Carens diesel may be had with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
2023 Kia Carens: 5-seater option
The Kia Carens is now only available in 6- and 7-seat configurations, but the South Korean automaker plans to expand the range with more economical 5-seat models soon. Kia will be releasing a new entry-level trim that will sit below the current base Premium model. Just normally aspirated 1.5-liter gasoline and 1.5-liter diesel engines will be offered in the entry-level trim.
Although the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and XL6 are both seven-seaters, the Carens’ 5-seater entrance will provide it a significant advantage over the Maruti Suzuki duo. Because of this change, the Carens will be the only MPV that can accommodate five people.
2023 Kia Carens: New 1.5-litre turbo petrol
Following the Hyundai Group’s decision to discontinue production of the 1.4-liter turbo gasoline engine, Kia will also phase out this engine. For this reason, the Carens is likely to receive a larger and more potent 1.5-liter turbo petrol engine. According to Hyundai’s published specifications, the new engine produces 158 horsepower and 253 Nm of torque and is presently only offered in the Alcazar. There will be a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission available to go with the new turbo gasoline engine. Hyundai claims that the manual transmission version achieves 17.5 km/l and that the automatic version achieves 18 km/l.