Kia's new Carens in the flesh
12 April 2006

Kia has released the first official images of its new seven-seat Carens, due to be launched at the Madrid motor show next month.

The final product doesn't quite match the dramatic, chunky mini-MPV outlined in Kia's pre-release drawings recently. But the Korean firm has come up with a neat, inoffensive design that will probably appeal to the Carens' core market.

Details are still relatively scarce on specification and equipment, although Kia is promising both petrol and diesel engines.

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