Kia Motors at the Paris Show

At the Paris Motor Show, Kia Motors has displayed a range of new cars which include the new Kia Carens, Kia Picanto, Kia Venga, Kia Sorento, Kia Rio, Kia Optima Hybrid, Kia Ray, Kia pro_cee’d, Kia cycles, Kia Picanto and Kia M Concept. All these are on display at the Kia pavilion. Kia Carens vehicle is set to enter markets in the compact MPV segment and can comfortably seat upto 7 adults. It is seen with a new design which has been introduced by Peter Schreyer, design director at Kia Motors.

Interiors of Carens are seen to be more spacious, with customers given an option of five or seven seats which make this vehicle ideal for family outings or for those who are adventurous. There are three separate seats in the second row which fold, slide and heat individually while the third row seats are small, they are suitable for children.

Kia has announced that its new Carens will be powered by a choice of four engine options, two petrol and two diesel units with six gear manual or automatic transmission. These will have output varying from 113hp to 174 hp while auto emissions stand at 118 g/km. Carens is currently priced at £12,750 so one can expect a 5% to 10% increase in the new Carens once it goes on sale in early 2013.

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Kia will reveal the third instalment of its second-generation cee’d family, the all-new pro_cee’d three-door hatchback, at the Paris Motor Show on 27 September. The car is expected to go on-sale in the UK in spring 2013.

The sophisticated new pro_cee’d features all the improvements made to the cee’d five-door and cee’d Sportswagon, while dramatically progressing the enhanced sporty appearance that made its predecessor so popular.

“This car embodies emotion and energy through and through,” explains Peter Schreyer, Kia’s Chief Design Officer. “You know from a single glance that this is a car you want to drive, not just own. Kia is on a distinctive design adventure and the all new pro-cee’d spearheads this forward looking journey.”


– All-new third-generation Carens will attract a new group of consumers to Kia Showrooms
– World premiere for new pro_cee’d and European premier for 2.0-litre Optima Hybrid saloon and new Sorento SUV

Matching dynamic style with multi-functionality, Kia will reveal its all-new Carens compact MPV for the first time at the Paris Motor Show on 27 September before going on sale in the UK in Spring 2013.

Completely new from the ground up, the new Carens is designed and engineered to meet the needs of modern 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 saloon promising a unique blend of performance and economy, and the new Sorento SUV with an all-new 2.4-litre 192 ps GDI engine option.