Kia is today announcing pricing and specification details for the all-new Carens that is now available to order from Kia dealerships across the UK. All versions of the New Carens in the UK have a versatile and spacious seven-seat interior. There are three highly efficient and modern engines – one petrol and two turbodiesels – two transmissions and three trim and equipment packages.
Kia is not claiming to have re-invented the MPV with the new Carens. But it provides all the room and versatility of its competitors while offering something they all lack: style.
The new Carens maintains the leap in quality with every successive new model from Kia, thanks to the classy materials and sophisticated detailing. The wide fascia and crash pad have been split into an upper information area and a lower control area for ease of use, with all switches placed exactly where the driver would expect them to be.
The petrol engine is the 1.6-litre Gamma GDi direct-injection unit that, with 133bhp and 165Nm of torque, ensures relaxed motorway performance and easy-to-drive, flexible responses in stop-start driving. Combined fuel economy is 44.1mpg, with comfortably more than 53mpg possible when cruising, while CO2 emissions are an impressively low 149g/km. But this is not at the expense of brisk performance. The petrol Carens can accelerate from 0-60mph in 10.9 seconds and has a top speed of 115mph.
The new Carens is also available with two versions of the European-designed 1.7-litre CRDi manual transmission turbodiesel engine, developing either 114bhp and 260Nm of torque or 134bhp and 330Nm. Those high torque figures are maintained over a wide rev range, giving the Carens supreme driveability even with a full complement of passengers on board. The standard version delivers maximum torque from 1,250 to 2,750rpm and 0-60mph acceleration in 12.6 seconds with a 112mph top speed. The more powerful engine option develops its 330Nm between 2,000 and 2,500rpm, which allows 0-60mph to be completed in 10.0 seconds and a top speed of 119mph.
Both 1.7 CRDi power outputs are extremely clean and fuel-efficient. Combined cycle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are 60.1mpg and 124g/km and 56.4mpg and 132g/km respectively, and a diesel particulate filter is fitted as standard.
The 1.7 CRDi version with the six-speed automatic transmission delivers 134bhp and 320Nm of torque between 1,750 – 2,500rpm, that allows a 0-60mph to be completed in 11.6 seconds and a top speed of 116mph. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are 46.3mpg and 159g/km.
Kia’s Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) engine stop-start system is standard on all manual-gearbox models. A new accelerator pedal design makes driving more comfortable with a design that puts less stress on the driver’s ankle articulation.
|Performance & Economy||1.6 GDi||1.7 CRDi
|Trim Grade||‘1’, ‘2’||‘1’, ‘2’||‘3’||‘2’|
|CO2 Emissions (g/km)||149||124||132||159|
|Combined Economy (mpg)||44.1||60.1||56.4||46.3|
|0 – 60 mph (seconds)||10.9||12.6||10.0||11.6|
|Top Speed (mph)||115||112||119||116|
|‘1′ 1.6 GDi 133bhp 6-speed manual ISG 7-seat||133||165||10.9||115|
|‘1’ 1.7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG 7-seat||114||260||12.6||112|
|‘2′ 1.6 GDi 133bhp 6-speed manual ISG 7-seat||133||165||10.9||115|
|‘2’ 1.7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG 7-seat||114||260||12.6||112|
|‘2’ 1.7 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed automatic 7-seat||134||320||11.6||116|
|‘3’ 1.7 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed manual ISG 7-seat||134||330||10.0||119|
|Pricing & Running Costs||MPG
|‘1′ 1.6 GDi 133bhp 6-speed manual ISG 7-seat||44.1||149||13||£17,895|
|‘1’ 1.7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG 7-seat||60.1||124||12||£19,295|
|‘2′ 1.6 GDi 133bhp 6-speed manual ISG 7-seat||44.1||149||13||£19,195|
|‘2’ 1.7 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG 7-seat||60.1||124||12||£20,595|
|‘2’ 1.7 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed automatic 7-seat||46.3||159||16||£21,995|
|‘3’ 1.7 CRDi 134bhp 6-speed manual ISG 7-seat||56.4||132||16||£23,895|