New Kia Carens on sale 1st May
The all new Kia Carens is available to order now with prices starting at £17,895. This seven seat compact MPV is slightly shorter, narrower and lower than its predecessor. The front of the Carens sports the familiar Schreyer ‘tiger nose’ grille with a chrome edge and either black or high gloss black mesh, the exterior look is completed by stylish headlight units which include cornering lights and LED daytime running lights.
The interior of the Carens is spacious with plenty of head, leg and shoulder room in all three rows of seats. There are now three individual sliding and reclining centre-row seats in place of a split bench and two separate seats in the rear, all of which fold flat to ensure the ultimate in passenger-to-cargo versatility. There is also a longer, wider and taller luggage area and for the first time an under-floor compartment for storage which adds to the practicality of the new Carens. The front passenger’s seat also folds flat to allow exceptionally long loads to be carried. The increased space within the cabin and boot is reflected in the improved and more intelligent storage and usability features of the new Carens. The standard cooled glovebox is supplemented by second-row under-floor storage, a centre console box, front and rear door pockets large enough to hold drinks bottles and front seat-back pockets. The front seat backs also have fold-up tables with cupholders in most versions, and there are cupholders in the second and third rows. The middle-row centre seat folds to create a table, all these features make this MPV perfect for long distance family trips, everyone is comfortable and not squashed and everyone has somewhere to put their drinks
The Kia Carens is offered with a choice of three highly efficient and modern engines, one petrol and two turbodiesels. The petrol engine is the 1.6-litre Gamma GDi direct-injection unit, it is capable of 0-60mph in 10.9 seconds and can go on to a top speed of 115mph. Co2 emissions are impressive at a low 149g/km and 53 mpg is achievable when out on the motorway.
Three trim and equipment packages for Kia Carens
Three trim and equipment packages are available badged ‘1’, ‘2’ and ‘3’, standard features include projection headlights with cornering lamps, LED daytime running lamps, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, driver’s seat height adjustment and tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshift, a centre console armrest, air conditioning, rear air ventilation, steering wheel-mounted controls, front and rear electric windows, cruise control with a speed limiter, remote central locking, a six-speaker RDS radio/CD player with iPod connectivity, MP3 compatibility and Bluetooth with voice recognition and music streaming.
There is also the added reassurance of the 7-Year Kia Warranty which is simply the ‘longest and best’ warranty available on any car, anywhere in Europe. Clearly, a longer warranty is a better warranty and this gives every Kia owner not just enjoyable motoring but genuine long-term peace of mind.