2013 Kia Carens revealed
* 2013 Kia Carens pictures * Will come in five- and seven-seat versions * On sale in spring 2013...
The new Kia Carens MPV has been revealed at the 2012 Paris motor show.
The Carens is based on the latest Kia Ceed. It's likely to available in the UK with three engines, including two 1.7-litre diesels and a 1.6-litre petrol unit, all with stop-start. The full UK line-up will be confirmed early 2013.
Kia will also reveal full pricing and specification details for the new Carens closer to its March 2013 on-sale date, but the range is expected to be compact, with the emphasis on standard-fit - rather than optional - extras. Prices are expected to start at around 16,500, with top-of-the-range versions costing around 23,500.
2013 Kia Carens is based on the latest Kia Ceed and is expected to be available with 1.6-litre petrol and 1.7-litre diesel engines
Hyundai is expected to launch a closely related MPV - based on the i30 - at around the same time. It could be called ix30, but there are no details as yet.
Kia is also displaying the all-new Proceed at the Paris show.