The Kia Carens is a stylish and capable family MPV, offering seven spacious seats and an impressive specification.
Kia has recently overhauled its approach to design, and the new Carens has greatly benefited from a makeover by ex-Audi designer, Peter Schreyer. Complete with an impressive ‘tiger nose’ front grille and LED daytime running lights, the Carens has a smart new face. The sleek lines of its compact MPV body give the Carens a contemporary look, accentuated by alloy wheels on the Carens 2, 3 and 4.
The Carens comes with seven seats as standard and each person gets plenty of space to stretch out. The refined interior creates a relaxed environment, with high-quality materials to ensure this family car is durable. The cockpit is intelligently designed to make all the controls accessible and logically placed.
The Carens is well-equipped as standard. The entry-level Carens 1 has air conditioning, cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity. Upgrade to the Carens 3 for touchscreen satellite navigation and leather upholstery. The range-topping Carens 4 boast a panoramic glass sunroof which floods the cabin with natural light.
Buyers have the choice of three engine options: a 1.6-litre petrol with 133bhp and a 1.7-litre diesel with either 114bhp or 134bhp. The Carens is a smooth, quiet car delivering a comfortable ride and it is also impressively efficient for a large car. The 114bhp diesel unit is the most economical, and when fitted with this engine the Carens returns up to 61.4mpg and emits 120g/km of CO2.
The Kia Carens has a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating and, when it was tested, it was judged best in its class for safety. The Carens comes with six airbags, adjustable headrests for all seven seats and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). Higher grades offer additional assistance technologies: the Carens 3 features a reversing camera and parking sensors and the Carens 4 adds parallel park assistance.
If you are interested in the Kia Carens we recommend you arrange a test drive to find out if it is definitely the right model for you. You can speak to one of our expert Kia advisers by getting in touch with your local Marshall Motor Group dealership.
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