Kia’s new seven-seat Carens arrives in Ireland this week. It promises increased interior space and improved economy over its predecessor. Powering it is a 1.7-litre diesel engine with 115hp and 260Nm of torque. With 129g/km of CO2 the Carens benefits from an annual road tax fee of €270.
The Carens is available across three trim specifications, TX, EX and Platinum. The entry-level TX model is priced from €26,490 and comes complete with alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, cornering lights, a rear spoiler and Bluetooth connectivity. The EX (€27,790) variant includes such items as LED rear lights, rear privacy glass, dual zone air conditioning, rear parking sensors and a rear view camera. The range-topping Platinum (€31,790) model features leather upholstery, heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof and front parking sensors. All models come equipped with electronic stability control, vehicle stability management and emergency stop signal as standard.
Pictured with the new Kia Carens is Kia brand ambassador and Ireland, Leinster and Lions rugby star Sean O’Brien with members of the Wicklow RFC Minis