Kia Carens Prestige Plus: does this variant offer the best value for money?

This is the entry level option for an automatic transmission with the Carens

The mid-range Kia Carens Prestige Plus variant introduces the high-end look of the new MPV. It no longer offers the 1.5-liter petrol engine but it now has the choice of an automatic transmission with the 7-speed DCT automatic mated to the turbo-petrol engine. The price jump of Rs 1.5 lakh comes with a host of additional premium features. Could this be the most popular variant of Carens? Let’s find out what it has to offer.


1.4 liter turbo petrol

1.4-litre turbo petrol DCT

1.5 liter diesel


Rs 13.49 lakh

Rs 14.59 lakh

Rs 13.49 lakh

Stretch to luxury

Rs 14.99 lakh

N / A

Rs 14.99 lakh


Rs 1.5 lakh

N / A

Rs 1.5 lakh

Why choose Carens Prestige Plus?

This is where you start to experience the premium look of the Kia Carens MPV and the entry-level option for an automatic transmission. The Prestige Plus trim is a more comprehensive package than the variants below with features that add value. It looks more premium than the lower variants thanks to the alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and LED taillights. The comfort list includes automatic climate control, smart key with remote engine start, cruise control and power-adjustable ORVMs. The Carens is well equipped when it comes to safety, and comes standard with six airbags, ISOFIX, stability control. Its Prestige Plus variant also comes with a rear wiper and defogger, rear sun curtains and a 12.5-inch LCD instrument panel.

Here are the features offered in this version:



Comfort and Convenience



Highlight Features

Other Features

Upgrade to luxury if you wish

  • LED headlights

  • LED fog lights

Why skip the Carens Prestige Plus?

While the Prestige Plus has a lot to offer, it doesn’t quite offer the premium experience some buyers may want from a Kia model, like connected car tech, LED headlights and an air purifier. integrated. For these features and comforts, they might want to consider the next variant of the minivan.




Well equipped for safety but lacks other basics, best to move on to the next variant.


Best variant with the 1.5 liter petrol manual gearbox, to be considered on a tight budget.


Recommended for premium features that add value for the price.


All the high-end comfort you would need, but for a high price.

Luxury More

Buy for a 6-passenger layout and a choice of diesel-automatic.

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