Paris Motor Show LIVE: Kia Carens gets presented image

The South Korean based automaker Kia has pulled the wraps off the Carens MPV at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

According to the car manufacturer, the 2013 Kia Carens will replace the outgoing versions of the Carens, as well as the larger Sedona, which left the production line one year ago, in 2011. Kia says that the new generation of the Carens MPV is based on the 2013 Cee’d model and this is expected to increase its popularity, which will translate into increased sales figures eventually.

“This marks a dramatic shift forward for our MPV contender and brings the model in line with Kia’s distinctive current design direction”, said the KIA CEO, Hyoung-Keun Lee.

The new generation of the Kia Carens will be offered in two versions, with either five or seven seats, but according to the carmaker, the United Kingdom will only get the latter. The 2013 Kia Carens is based on the same platform as the new generation of the Kia Cee’d and it’s expected to share the same engine lineup too with the hatchback. Additional details on the new Kia Carens are limited for the moment.