Introducing the Kia Carens, a compact MPV and an ideal, athletically-designed family car. With a staggering 9.1/10 rating on Reevoo, it is a practically faultless vehicle suited for the modern family.
Smooth lines, a contoured rear and the distinctive bow-tie shape grille demonstrate the new design direction Kia has shown in its 2013 models. Featuring 16-inch alloy wheels, body coloured bumpers and rear spoiler, this is an exquisite car with the trademark Kia features. Electric and heated mirrors and projection headlights are included as standard, providing the driver with clear driving vision. Tinted glass windows and chrome exterior door handles add a touch of finesse.
The inside of the Carens is both practical and technologically advanced, with a Bluetooth system complete with voice recognition. USB and auxiliary ports also feature, allowing greater entertainment options. All-round electric windows are a real luxury and much more manageable for a young family to use. Air conditioning, cruise control and speed limiter come as standard, alongside Flex steer with three different modes to choose from. Leather trimmed steering wheel and gearshift are also standard. However, space is the real advantage of this Kia car. Although compact, this MPV features very generous head and leg room. Reclining individual rear-folding seats also provide excellent space when folded down, boasting 1650 litres of luggage space.
As expected, there are premium safety functions fitted to this MPV providing the greatest peace of mind for parent drivers. Emergency stop signalling and intelligent Stop and Go features come as standard, as well as power steering. ISOFIX child seat fixings also feature and all seatbelts are fitted as three-points, maintaining excellent safety for all passengers. Rear door child locks are also included alongside the Caren's speed sensory auto-lock function, ensuring all doors are securely locked after reaching a certain low speed.
Available in four engine types, from a 1.6-litre 133bhp GDi engine through to a 1.7-litre CRDi engine, the MPV boasts big power and a high top speed. Managing a maximum speed of 119mph, the Carens rivals much smaller sized vehicles. All models come with six gears, allowing smoother power transmission. With a 0-60mph range in as little as 10 seconds and a CO2 output as small as 124g/km, the Carens is a highly advanced piece of engineering.