Kia Carens hits the roads of the Middle East

Kia Corporation is set to launch the globally admired Carens in select MEA (Middle East and Africa) markets.

The Recreational Vehicle (RV) is Kia’s global product that brings together the sophistication of a family mover and the sportiness of an SUV in one compelling package.

The Kia Carens, designed for modern families, is a comfortable and spacious three-row bench seat with the longest wheelbase in its class. The car comes standard with a Hi-Secure safety package on all trims, which includes six airbags, making it one of the safest vehicles on the market. The Kia Carens is also a connected car with many cutting-edge features, setting new benchmarks in the industry.

Design philosophy

“The Kia Carens embodies our design philosophy and creates a new industry benchmark for family vehicles,” said Yaser Shabsogh, COO of Kia Middle East and Africa. “It successfully combines bold design with sophisticated personality and style, unique aesthetics, high-tech features and safety for the whole family. We are sure that the Kia Carens will meet the needs of every modern family, both in their daily life and in their leisure time.

The Kia Carens will be available in select MEA markets from Q3 2022.

Highlights

The Kia Carens, with its bold design and state-of-the-art features, leaves an everlasting impression on onlookers. Its dynamic and bold appearance gives it an SUV-like road presence while incorporating versatility into its interior design.

The Kia Carens excites its customers with choice, offering petrol and diesel powertrains combined with multiple transmission options, including 7DCT and 6AT. The car is also equipped with a plethora of practical features that make life easier for customers.

Flexible seating options and features such as under-tray slide-type seat, retractable seat-back table, rear door spot and third-row bottle and gadget holder, the Carens literally redefines functionality. automobile.

The Kia Carens is packed with multiple cutting-edge features, giving it an edge over the existing family movers in the MEA region. Plus, the car brings some much-needed excitement to the three-seater segment.

Design

The exterior of the Kia Carens embodies the company’s latest design philosophy – “Opposites United”. The SUV-like exterior design shows the confidence and innovation of the Kia Carens. With bold character lines and rich volume in its bold side profile, the Carens’ design results in a sporty and sophisticated combination.

The modern, high-tech design of the Carens appeals to millennials, with eye-catching features and a unique aesthetic. The front shows a sporty and stable position with high-tech details. The DRL in the headlights is designed based on Kia’s new signature lighting concept – “The Star Map”. Horizontal chrome trim in the upper grille and frame-like chrome trim in the lower bumper create an impressive tiger face. An SUV-like side profile, high front end with pushed-back A-pillar and a straight roofline with optimum ground clearance make it a performance recreational vehicle.

Although the car looks sleek and dynamic with its slim DLO graphics, it also offers generous headroom as a multi-seater. At the rear, the combined lamp on the sturdy sections gives the Carens a broad and solid appearance. The Star Map LED gives it a high-tech feel, and the three-dimensional chrome trim adds to its sporty look. Three new colors have been introduced to the Kia Carens – the mysterious Imperial Blue inspired by Azurite minerals; a low saturation Moss Brown for a unique look; and Sparkling Silver with metallic particles that give the paint a vibrant feel.

Interior

The interior of the Kia Carens is based on the design pillar – ‘Joy for reason’ – which creates happiness through a combination of warm and relaxing aesthetics. On the Kia Carens, these elements feel combined thanks to many thoughtful styling details. In this regard, extensive research has been undertaken by Kia into the lifestyle and demands of modern families.

The sophisticated interior features soothing colors, plenty of storage space with a layout designed to put all occupants at ease. The dashboard features a large gloss black panel that accentuates the overall design, while the door trims are sleek and specially designed to provide storage space. Inspired by airplane seats, all the rows of three seats in the Carens combine comfort and aesthetics by elegantly combining materials, patterns and colours.

The central switches are uniquely designed to showcase the smart experience that Carens offers. The second row is packed with features too, with retractable seatback tables with an integrated cup holder and space to stow tech gadgets, ensuring an enjoyable travel experience. The interior of the Kia Carens also emphasizes practicality by creating multiple storage spaces for various needs and small but valuable convenience features.

Safety devices

The Kia Carens is a real family car, offering a number of active safety features. The model comes with an optional Hi-Secure Security Package. Included as an option on all versions of the Carens, six airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), vehicle stability management (VSM), hill assist control (HAC), braking control in downhill (DBC), brake assist system (BAS), Highline TPMS and disc brakes on all wheels.

While ESC protects the car from losing traction, HAC and DBC allow drivers to drive confidently on uphill and downhill roads. In addition, VSM ensures occupant safety by providing stability to the car when the driver needs to perform sudden braking and cornering. Continuing this focus on safety, the company also offered front parking sensors, a Highline TPMS and rain-sensing wipers with the car, giving the driver the utmost confidence at all times and allowing them to concentrate fully on the road conditions ahead.

Space and Convenience

The Kia Carens redefines practicality and sets a new standard with its interior space and convenience features. The large cabin space offers generous third-row legroom, thanks to the longest wheelbase in its class. One Touch Easy power tumbling in the second row ensures easy entry and exit of customers in the car. The second row also features tilt and slide functions for optimal comfort. In addition to the optimal space and reclining functions, the third row seats can also be flattened in the trunk to ensure maximum cargo space.

The Kia Carens is designed to provide on-board comfort for the whole family. The Cabin Surround 64 Color Ambient Mood Lighting creates the perfect mood anytime. The ventilated front seats and the three driving modes, namely Sports, Eco and Normal, give the driver the journey he wants without any problem. One of the advantages of the Carens is the optimal management of the interior space, which allows the vehicle to offer numerous storage spaces.

The car features cooling cup holders, a retractable seat back table with cup and gadget holder, a sliding type seat under the tray, an easy push retractable cup holder and a sliding tray for maximum storage. convenience.

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