Kia's new 3-row model christened 'Carens'

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The Kia Carens will make its global debut on December 16.

Kia has announced that its upcoming 3-row model will be called Carens.

According to Kia, the Carens is based on the concept of 'Car + Renaissance'. The company calls it a "Recreational vehicle". It will make its global debut on December 16, 2021.

The Kia Carens is expected to share its platform with the Seltos and could use the same 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. In the Seltos, the 1.5-litre petrol engine puts out 113 BHP and 144 Nm, while the 1.5-litre diesel makes 113 BHP and 250 Nm. While the petrol engine comes paired with either a 6-speed manual or CVT, the diesel gets a 6-speed manual transmission only.

The Kia Carens will be manufactured at the Anantapur facility in Andhra Pradesh.

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