Kia Multi-Purpose Vehicle

Kia Carens Vs Maruti Ertiga – Quick Comparison – Motofoto

Kia is all set to launch a brand new Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) in India in 2022. It will be offered in each 6-seat and 7-seat configuration. South Korean automobile companies Kia and Hyundai have constantly challenged Maruti. Now it is being speculated that Hyundai will be launching its own version of Kia’s new MPV. 

Although the name was not disclosed till last month, Kia has finally registered the styling and features of its latest upcoming model Kia Carens in India. It is the name of their future MPV. 

Apparently, Kia has been selling Carens MPV in a few selected countries for a few years. In 2013-2014, all the existing Kia Carens were updated to the new generation. The Kia MPV Carens were spotted in India and overseas. It will be supported by Seltos platform. It may get Seltos’ signature tiger-nose grille. Here are all the details about the upcoming 2022 MPV car. 

Dimensions and Exterior

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The MPV is approximately 4.5 meters in length. It is also MPV taller and wider. It is very spacious. Some key features of the upcoming Kia Carens MPV 2022 are- 

  • sharp-cut machined alloy wheels
  • prominent front bumper
  • circular wheel arches 
  • thick body cladding 
  • large air dam

The top-spec variants of the MPV will get an electric sunroof. 


The Your Voice or UVO platform is going to be offered with more than fifty internet connected smart options. These are distributed across-

  • Vehicle management 
  • Remote access 
  • Safety and security 
  • Navigation
  • AI voice commands
  • Convenience 

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A number of the key connected features are-

  • Live vehicle tracking
  • Geofence alert 
  • Stolen vehicle immobilization
  • Roadside assistance 
  • Stolen vehicle alert 
  • SOS emergency


New Kia Carens MPV has both petrol and diesel engine choices. It has a 1.5 liter petrol motor. It gives a maximum power of 115ps with 144 Nm of peak torque. The 1.5 liter diesel unit makes 115 ps or 250 Nm torque. Caren has both automatic and manual transmission options. It has a  2.0 liter petrol motor that is offered for Kia new MPV. It generates 159 ps or 191 Nm torque. 

Safety Options

Safety options are-

  • Vehicle stability management,  
  • Multiple airbags, 
  • Electronic stability control, 
  • Front and rear parking sensor, 
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • ABS with EBD


The price has still not been updated by Kia but it is expected between 15 Lakhs to 20 Lakhs. 


After its launch, its biggest rival is the Maruti Ertiga.

Kia Carens Vs Maruti Ertiga

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Kia India has recently registered the new future MPV in the Indian market. To be named the Carens, this new model will rival with the opposite six and seven-seater MPVs in the Indian market after its launch. This car has powertrain choices similar to Kia Seltos, and will be launched within the Indian market after its launch in Indonesia in 2022. 

Even though there is not much revealed about the Kia Caren, here are a few comparisons between the two rivals- Kia Caren and Maruti Ertiga, that we know till now.  


  • Maruti Ertiga-  It is 1,690 m tall, 4,395 m long, and 1,735 m wide. 
  • Kia Carens- It is 4.5 meters in length.

Exterior Design

Maruti Ertiga- The Ertiga has a lavish look and style. It has-

  • Bold bumper design
  • Simple and subtle are alloys wheels
  • Large projector headlamps
  • Large chrome grille in the center 

At the rear, it has LED tail lights with a large chrome strip in the center.

Kia CarensIt will be supported by Seltos platform and will get the Seltos’ signature tiger-nose grille and LED headlamps. It will also have the LED tail lights and LED fog lamps. It also has-

  • sharp-cut machined alloy wheels
  • prominent front bumper
  • circular wheel arches 
  • thick body cladding 
  • large air dam


Maruti Ertiga- The Ertiga is powered by a single-engine choice. The 1.5-L K15B petrol motor powering the Ertigais  a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. There is also an optional CNG version of this automobile. No diesel engine is provided.

Kia Carens- Both petrol and diesel engine choices are expected to be provided with the Kia Carens. It has a 1.5-L petrol engine and 1.4-L turbocharged TGDi motor. A 6-speed manual or automatic transmission is present in both the two engines.

The diesel versions on the opposite hand gets a 1.5-L unit engine. This engine is going to be offered with a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission. 


Maruti Ertiga- The Maruti Ertiga offers a list of features like-

  •  Air purifier
  • Sunroof,
  • Wireless charging pad,
  • Ventilated seats, 

Kia Carens- The Kia Carens can provide-


  • LED headlamps, 
  • Large sunroof, 
  • Wireless charging, 
  • Rear AC vents, 
  • Rear defogger, 
  • Front-seat ventilation, 
  • Connected car tech.
  • Push-button start, 
  • Touchscreen infotainment system with  Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Cruise control 


  • Maruti Ertiga- Rs. 7.96 Lakh.
  • Kia Carens- price has still not been revealed but is expected between 15 Lakhs-20 Lakhs.


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