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Kia Carens MPV scores 3-star Global NCAP safety rating
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Kia Carens MPV scores 3-star Global NCAP safety rating

The Kia Carens has scored a 3-star rating for both adult and child occupant protection in the latest round of crash tests by the Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNCAP). The India-spec Kia Carens MPV was tested in its most basic safety specification, fitted with two frontal airbags, two side-body airbags, and two side head protection airbags. ESC is also a standard fit in this spec. An average 3-star rating is, therefore, surprising. The Kia Carens were also side-impact tested and fulfilled the UN95 regulatory requirement. During the assessment, the Kia Carens MPV demonstrated an unstable structure, marginal protection to the driver's chest, and weak protection to the driver's feet. Global NCAP noted that the model is still sold with a lap belt in the rear middle seating p...
Kia Carens MPV makes global debut in India
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Kia Carens MPV makes global debut in India

The Kia Carens has finally been unveiled. Slated for a market launch early next year, the Carens is the Korean carmaker’s fourth product here.  The Kia Carens is targeted at modern Indian families and so it has a fairly long footprint, a straight roofline and an upright stance for that quintessential MPV appeal. Now the Carens name isn't new for Kia. The company used to sell a compact MPV named Carens in Korea between 1999 and 2018, however, globally it was more popularly known as Kia Rondo. The company has revived the Carens name again and India is the first market to get it. The Kia Carens bears a resemblance to the sportier Kia’s on sale globally. The front grille for instance, is reminiscent of Kia’s ‘Tiger Nose’ on the Stinger, but apart from that, the design is decidedly MP...