Saturday, 1 October 2016
The 2017 model year Kia Carens gets a raft of revisions with some exterior changes and interior updates.
Revised exterior and interior design
Kia’s designers have introduced a series of changes to the upgraded Carens, including revised front and rear bumpers and fog lamp design, and an updated ‘tiger-nose’ grille, resulting in a more sculpted appearance. These changes are accompanied by the addition of a new exterior paint finish, Mysterious Blue, as well as three new designs for 16-, 17- and 18-inch aluminium alloy wheels. The updated model also boasts new rear combination lamps with a distinctive new light signature.
Advanced safety and infotainment features
The latest version of the Carens is available with Kia’s 7.0- or 8.0-inch touchscreen HMI (human-machine interface), with navigation, Kia Connected Services powered by TomTom®, and rear-view parking camera. The new HMI also incorporates Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for full smartphone integration. Android Auto™ is designed to work with Android phones running 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher; Apple CarPlay™, for iPhone 5 or newer on selected models.
New Eco Pack available
Kia has engineered a new Eco Pack for the 114 bhp 1.7-litre diesel engine, incorporating Idle Stop/Go (ISG) technology, Michelin low rolling resistance tyres, and a series of revised gear ratios. The most economical engine in the Carens line-up, the ISG-equipped Carens is now capable of producing carbon dioxide emissions as low as 109 g/km when paired with the car’s six-speed manual transmission (combined, New European Driving Cycle).
2017 Kia Carens on sale in UK from late 2016
The upgraded Kia Carens will be on sale across Kia’s UK dealer network from late 2016, full UK specification and pricing will be released at launch.