The leap in quality Kia starring in recent years is evident and a recurring theme in this, our country, and generally in the rest of the automotive press. The reference compact MPV is the Kia Carens , a model that today has been relegated to the background by the success in Europe of compact SUV Kia Sportage . Despite all the Paris Motor Show will kick off to a minivan completely renovated and ready to compete on equal terms with the kings of the segment, the Renault Scenic and Ford C-MAX.
The Kia Carens hitherto marketed with five and seven seats takes the Kia brand image inspired by their chief designer Peter Schreyer, a front type “tiger nose” and pingues details of quality and modernity. Recall that Kia also has in its range with a minivan segment B called Kia Venga. The Kia Carens 2013 will also feature up to seven seats, but will likely only a single body, unlike the Grand Scenic and Grand C-MAX have an exclusive seven-seat body and in the case of the latter sliding side doors.
The Kia Carens, a minivan that shows that there is life beyond the SUV
The details that are available today on the new Kia Carens 2013 are really just beyond what we can see in these first images. The minivan is built on a new platform and presumably mechanical solutions share the new Kia cee’d , such as the new 1.6 GDi gasoline engines, the diesel 1.4 CRDI and 1.6 CRDI and the new automatic transmission dual clutch DCT.
Aboard the most interesting at the moment is the dashboard design with many similarities regarding the Kia Sportage but with a more refined and modern and search asymmetry to improve legroom passenger.
The curtain of the new Kia Carens 2013 will rise in Paris in just a week, so there will be time later to analyze carefully the developments already confirmed this new MPV which will arrive in dealerships in early 2013.