Design & Technology / Product

The all-new Kia Carens – Not your average MPV May 14th, 2013


The all-new Kia Carens (known as Rondo in some markets) is ready to shake up the compact MPV segment with its contemporary and distinctive European styling, and cutting-edge features. Today on Kia-Buzz, we’re going to take a closer look at some of these key Carens’ features.


LED Daytime Running Lights:

Fitted and black-bezelled headlamp enhances the cutting-edge look of the Carens as well as lateral visibility by adopting static bending light. It offers clearness but also safety that allows object on the side to be more visible according to the movement of the steering wheel.

Fog Lamps:

Stylishly integrated with the air intake holes of the front bumper using black housing, to accentuate the car’s athletic stance.


Choice of 16, 17, and 18 inch alloy wheels for ultimate appearance.

Side Mirror Repeater:

Wing-type electric folding two-tone side mirrors feature LED turn signal lamps and puddle lamps for added safety and convenience.


Cargo under storage compartment:

A spacious compartment located under the floor at the rear of the vehicle is the perfect place to store away emergency safety and cleaning supplies.

Flexible 7 seats for smart space:

Available in a choice of 5 or 7 seat versions, new Carens boasts an imaginative interior layout – including three individual split folding 2nd row seats – to deliver versatile seating configurations and ample cargo space ideal for people who are always on the go.

Cooled Glove Box:

The large 8L glove box has a cooling function that comes in handy when storing freshproducts or cold drinks, especially on long journeys.


Panoramic Sunroof:

Seldom found in competing vehicles, new Carens has an optional powered panoramic sunroof spanning the entire roof surface that lets both natural light and fresh air flood into the cabin while adding to the ‘cool urban’ look of the exterior.

Ventilated seats:

Cool air is channeled and discharged through the both driver and front passenger seats via inner-mounted air ducts to prevent perspiration in hot weather.

Seat Warmers:

You can stay warm and cozy on cold winter seasons thanks to heated seats that rapidly activate at the touch of a button.

Heated steering wheel:

A heating device located on the inside of the steering wheel rapidly warms your hands on icy cold winter days.

Button Start/Stop system:

Conveniently turn on and off the engine ignition with just the simple push of a button. You no longer need to hassle with keys when starting or finishing your trip.

Fold-up tray:

The backs of both driver and front passenger seats are fitted with convenient trays that feature an additional cup holder for extra convenience of the 2nd row seat occupants.

Performance & Safety

Electronic Stability Control:

ESC is an active safety feature that provides optimized braking and engine torque control by monitoring individual wheel speed, steering angle and skidding.

6 Airbags System:

Driver, passenger, front side and curtain airbags help minimize the risk of serious injury as the final line of defense in the event of a collision.


By maintaining brake grip until you press the accelerator, HAC prevents the vehicle from dangerously rolling backwards when pulling away from a standstill on an incline.

Engines & Transmissions:

Choice of 3 engines, Gamma 1.6 GDI Engine, Nu 2.0 MPI engine, and U2 1.7 Diesel Engine.

Whether at work or at play, new Carens is the ideal companion for getting the most out of your daily driving needs. Never before has a compact MPV offered so much versatility, comfort and convenience – all wrapped up in a thoroughly modern and stylish package.

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