2013 Kia Carens

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 05:31

Kia Motors took the wraps off the new Carens ahead of its public unveiling at the Paris Motor Show.

The third gen Carens remains loyal to the philosophy of the old models as a large and practical seven-seat MPV. But this model has become ten times more interesting and cooler than all of the older ones. It’s not the best looking in this class, but it’s very fine for what it is. The car features Kia’s signature grille and headlights, and a very nice interior design with acceptable quality materials.

Built on an all-new platform, it delivers stylish, spacious practicality, with sleek aerodynamics, a cab-forward design, long wheelbase and up to seven seats. The car will hit the showrooms from Spring 2013. Technical specs and pricing are yet to be revealed.

Kia press release:

Matching dynamic style with multi-functionality, Kia will reveal its all-new Carens compact MPV for the first time at the Paris Motor Show on 27 September before going on sale in the UK in Spring 2013.

“The new Carens builds on the family-friendly versatility and functionality of its predecessor, and features more athletic and visually dynamic design,” says Hyoung-Keun Lee, Vice Chairman and CEO, Kia Motors Corporation.  “This marks a dramatic shift forward for our MPV contender and brings the model in line with Kia’s distinctive current design direction.”

Appealing to families with an active lifestyle who don’t want to compromise between style and practicality, Kia is confident that the all-new third-generation Carens will attract a new group of consumers to Kia showrooms around the world.

Alongside the new Carens on the Kia stand will be the all-new pro_cee’d, also making its world premiere.  They are joined by two models making their European debuts in Paris – the new 2.0-litre Optima Hybrid saloon promising a unique blend of performance and economy, and the new Sorento SUV with an all-new 2.4-litre 192 ps GDI engine option.

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