Kia has recently launched Carens MUV in the market. It is based on the same platform as the Kia Celtos, however, it offers three rows of seats and it comes with a different design. At launch, the Kia Carens base variant was cheaper than the Kia Seltos, and like other Kia models, the competitive price helped it gain popularity among shoppers in a short time. Delivery of the car has started and here we have a video where a Kia Seltos shared his experience with Carens, the owner of a 1.4 liter turbo petrol variant.
The video was uploaded by Man & Motor on their YouTube channel. This is actually a very interesting story about the car of the owner of this currency. He had been using a Maruti Ertiga diesel before and he has been using it for about 8 years now. When he decided to buy a new car, he considered the XL6 and also tested the Kia Celtos. His family wasn’t interested in the XL6, so he went ahead and booked the Kia Seltos iMT variant, which has a long wait. While he was waiting for the car, he found a buyer for his Ertiga and suddenly there was no car left for him to use.
That’s when a friend of hers who owns a Kia dealership informs her about Cairns and assures her that she will get a quick delivery. He went ahead and made an unofficial booking for the Carens, when the Kia Carens launched, he got one of the first Kia Carens in the country. He told his friend to book and he had no idea what kind of variant he was getting. It was during delivery that she realized she was taking the 1.4 Turbo Petrol variant home with her. He has been driving a fuel-efficient diesel MPV all these years and turning it into a powerful turbo petrol motor means frustration.
He was told that the turbo petrol variant would offer lower fuel efficiency but, he did not expect the figures to be so low. The owner mentioned that he was getting a maximum of 11 kmpl from his Carens. He mentioned that if you drive the car a little more aggressively, the picture of the fuel economy will be severely reduced. The owner has no complaints about the fit and finish and quality of the materials used in the car. In the video, he is heard saying that after connecting to the phone while using Android Auto, he occasionally looks back at the touchscreen infotainment system.
He mentioned that if he did not change the car because it meant he would have to wait longer and at that time he really needed a car. In the video, the owner is heard saying that if he is asked to buy a car on the same budget again, he will choose something other than turbo petrol. He mentioned that he would probably go with the 1.5 liter turbo diesel, however, he would not mind considering the naturally ambitious version.