Kia CarensWed, 19 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0700
Kia's total range overhaul is now complete as the new Carens C-segment MPV joins the Korean manufacturer's brochures at the Paris motor show.
Based on an all-new platform, the Carens offers the choice of five or seven seats, covering off other manufacturers' 'normal' and 'grand' models with one bodystyle. Design-wise it's most closely aligned to the latest C'eed, with similar, pulled-back lamp graphics and pouting grille. Kia described the Carens as 'cab-forward' but those of us who remember smaller MPVs of old such as the pioneering Renault Scénic will bemoan the loss of the true one-box.
Full details, including dimensions, will be announced in Paris next week.