Wasn’t too long ago that Kia premiered its all-new Carens – three months ago, actually, at the Paris Motor Show. Now, the third-generation MPV has been spotted on our shores – reader Fauzan spotted a cladded example at Northport yesterday and snapped some photos for us. A tip of the hat for the kind deed, then.
It’s a left-hand drive version, so it’s really nothing more than a field evaluation mule. Whatever the case, it’ll probably be a good while before we see the vehicle going on sale here, but expect to see a fair bit of activity from the brand in 2013. The new Rio arrives sometime in the first quarter, and the second-gen Forte – spotted undergoing road trials here recently – should arrive sometime later.
Curiously, the two petrol mills designated for the Carens are GDI units, these being a 135 PS and 165 Nm 1.6 litre and a 177 PS and 211 Nm 2.0 litre. Wonder what the local Carens will wear when it comes.