Kia Carens (2012) first offical pictures

Published: 25 July 2012

Another Paris motor show attendee has been confirmed today: the lower, sleeker, altogether less mumsy 2012 Kia Carens.

Ex-Audi design guru Peter Schreyer looks to have treated the Carens to the now-trademark Kia grille and more European-style design, but all we’ve got to go on so far are these rather ‘negative’ teaser images from Kia.

Kia’s 2012 Carens: the details

Judging by these Photoshopped teaser photos, the new Kia Carens is a world apart from the more squared-off, minivan MPVs that have gone before.

Set to bow in at Paris on 27 September 2012, the new car gets a cab-forward design, lower roofline, longer wheelbase, larger wheels and chrome beltline accent.

And what does Kia say about the new Carens?

Hardly anything. In the briefest of statements, Kia claims the new Carens has been conceived around the theme ‘dynamic space’.

CAR will be able to judge the car’s dynamics and space for ourselves when we get behind the wheel of the new Kia Carens in the latter part of 2012.

>> Is this the car to make Kia MPVs desirable rather than necessary? Tell us in the comments below

By Ollie Kew

Former road tester and staff writer of this parish

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