All new Kia Carens revealed at Paris Auto Show
The latest model of the Kia Carens, a compact MPV offering from Kia, has been revealed at the Paris Auto Show.
Standing shorter, narrower and lower than the previous generation model, the new Kia Carens features a spacious cabin and up to seven seats. Powertrain choices comprise of three engines – a 1.6-litre GDI gasoline unit rated for 133 hp and 165 nm of torque, a 2.0-litre gasoline unit churning out 174 hp and 211 Nm of torque, and a 1.7-litre diesel engine configured for two power outputs, 113 hp and 260 nm of torque, and 134 hp and 330 nm of torque. All the engines are mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Kia Carens intend to be a highly versatile MPV, with a folding front-passenger seat backrest, individually sliding and 33/33/33 split folding second-row seats, and 50/50 split flat-folding third-row seats. While all trims will be available with optional heated front and second-row seats, the top-spec models will optionally offer ventilated front seats with powered cushion extension and powered lumbar support as well. There are a multitude of storage compartments including under-seat drawers, under-floor storage boxes, a deep centre-console cubby hole and large door pockets.
Other features in the new Carens include a lane departure warning system, parking assist featuring automatic parallel parking, HID headlamps, adjustable steering weight with 3 presets, heated steering wheel, and a supervision instrument cluster featuring a 4.2-inch TFT LCD screen that displays high-definition graphics.
There is no word on the pricing. Nevertheless, expect the new Kia Carens to hit the showrooms in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and GCC by mid or late next year.