Kia Carens with a custom interior looks neat

Kia launched its third Indian-made Carens product in the market last year. Like other cars from the manufacturer, Carens also became popular among buyers for its distinct looks, features and price. Kia launched the Carens minivan at a very attractive price. Deliveries for the new Kia Carens have also started and we have featured some of the custom Kia Carens versions on our website in the past. Here we have a video where the exterior and interior of a Kia Carens minivan has been customized for a sporty look.

The video was uploaded by Sound effects on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger talks about all the exterior and interior customizations that have been done to the car. This is the mid range variant of Kia Carens which means it comes with a decent number of features like LED daytime running lights, alloy wheels etc. The car owner wanted to give the car a unique look and that’s why they decided to make it look like a GT Line version by adding red accents in some places.

The red tint used on this Carens is not actually deep or sporty red. Instead, it’s a somewhat diluted version of the same thing. The Tiger Nose grille which is placed on the lower part of the bumper is completely wrapped in red colored vinyl. Regarding the side profile, the calipers of the front wheels have also been painted red. Just like the front, the rear bumper also got the Rouge treatment. Other than that, no major changes have been made to the exterior. PPF was also applied all over the car to protect the paintwork from minor scratches. The interior of the Kia Carens has been extensively customized. The cloth seat covers on the Carens were removed and replaced with a custom red-colored leatherette upholstery with perforation.

The design of the seat covers was similar to that of the high-end Carens minivan. The textured plastic panel on both sides of the touchscreen infotainment system has also been finished in the same color as the seats. Floor mats have been installed in the car and there are illuminated scuff plates on all four doors. The other addition inside the cabin is ambient lighting. The color of these lights can be controlled using a mobile phone app. The fit and finish of the seat covers and the work done on this Kia Carens looks good. The color combination, however, seems a bit strange to us.

Kia Carens is available with three engine options. These are also the same engine options available with Kia Seltos. Kia Carens is available with a naturally aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine, a 1.5-litre turbo diesel and an optional 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine. The 1.5-litre petrol gets the option of manual and IVT gearbox while the diesel version comes with a manual and a 6-speed automatic. The 1.4-litre turbo petrol version gets the 7-speed DCT and a 6-speed manual gearbox option. Kia is currently working on the CNG version of Kia Carens which is expected to hit the market soon.

Betty K. Park