Paris Show world premiere for all-new Kia Carens September 19th, 2012

Kia will reveal its all-new Carens compact MPV for the first time at the Paris Motor Show on 27 September.

Completely new from the ground up, the new Carens is designed and engineered to meet the needs of modern, dynamic families.  Built on an all-new platform, it delivers stylish, spacious practicality, with sleek aerodynamics, a cab-forward design, long wheelbase and up to seven seats.

“The new Carens builds on the family-friendly versatility and functionality of its predecessor, and features more athletic and visually dynamic design,” says Hyoung-Keun Lee, Vice Chairman and CEO, Kia Motors Corporation.  “This marks a dramatic shift forward for our MPV contender and brings the model in line with Kia’s distinctive current design direction.”

Appealing to families with an active lifestyle who don’t want to compromise between style and practicality, Kia is confident that the all-new third-generation Carens will attract a new group of consumers to Kia showrooms around the world.

Alongside the new Carens on the Kia stand will be the all-new pro_cee’d, also making its world premiere.  They are joined by two models making their European debuts in Paris – the new 2.0-litre Optima Hybrid sedan promising a unique blend of performance and economy, and the upgraded Sorento SUV with an all-new 2.4-litre 192 ps GDI engine option.

Come back here to kia-buzz to watch the live feed of the Kia Motors press conference at the 2012 Paris Motor show. The live feed will commence at 17:30 on September 27th Central European Time.

What do you think?

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Compare it to the initial sketches of the Carens from our previous post, Kia’s All-new Kia Carens to Premiere at Paris Show.

  • railjet

    exterior is superb ! interior fail … expected some kind of Ceed derivate ….

  • RondoOwnerWannabe

    So, is it going to be available in Canada?

  • gary stuart

    Perfect for the US market! When? It looks like the Rondo was replaced by this? I had a Rondo on vacataion in the Colorado Rockies on Vacation it was a blast to drive….

  • not a racer

    Looks very, very promising.
    Just one request: fix the speedometer please. 240 km/h! Really?
    Entire right side of the gauge will be useless 99% of the driving time.
    Kia, stick to what Rondo does the best!