Kia has launched their all-new MUV Carens in the market this year. Kia Carens is a 5-seater SUV based on the Kia Seltos. Like the Celts and Sonnets, the Currents have become popular among buyers for their competitive price and features. When launched, the base variant of the Carens was cheaper than the Celts. There are several Kia Carens MUV customized videos on the internet. Here we have a video where the interior of a Prestige Plus variant Kia Currens is nicely customized to look like a top-end variant.
The video was uploaded by VIG Auto Accessories to their YouTube channel. In this video, Vlogger talks about all the changes or customizations made The car shown here in the video is a mid-spec variant which means it comes with a decent number of features except for some that are only available in higher variants.
No major changes were made to the exterior of the vehicle. It comes with factory regular headlamps and LED DRL, alloy wheels and LED tail lamps. The only customization Vlogger Currens did was install V-Cool Clear film on the window glass and windshield. Vlogger then moved on and started with internal customization. Kia Carens comes with 6 airbags standard in all variants. The seats are fitted with two airbags which makes installing an aftermarket seat cover a challenge. Vlogger and his team have taken up the challenge and worked their way around it.
They came up with a solution where they could install a seat cover without affecting the functionality of the airbag. The cover that contains the airbags is not completely sealed Instead it gets a velcro that will not affect the functionality of the airbag in the event of an accident. The seats are wrapped in custom made seat covers. The owner wanted a beige color element for his cabin because it is much more premium to look at. The seats get perforated and the design looks familiar with what is seen in the higher variants.
The door is wrapped in leather and the plastic panels on the door are finished in gloss black so that it looks like a superior model. The matte black finish on the dashboard also ends in gloss black which gives it an even finish. The steering wheel is also wrapped in leather. Other than that, Vlogger has been dumping all the doors for better NVH levels. The owner did not want to upgrade the speaker, so Vlogger did not replace it Other car customizations include ambient lights and 7D floor mats. The lights around the cabin are controlled using a mobile application and the color of the light can also be controlled using the same.
Kia Carens is available with three engine options. There are two petrol and one diesel engines. There is a 1.5 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine that comes with manual and IVT gearbox options. The 1.5-liter turbo diesel engine comes with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission option. The 1.4 liter turbo petrol engine is offered with a manual and a 7-speed DCT gearbox.