Kia Carens (2006–2012)

Model History

May 2006

All new Carens, now 5 or 7 seater with choice of 2-litre 140 ps turbo diesel or 144 ps petrol engines, both EU4. All rear seats fold down flat into the boot floor when not required.

Length: 4,545 mm (14’ 11")
Width (excluding mirrors): 1,820 mm (6’ 0")
Height including roof rails): 1,720 mm (5’ 8")

Innovative ‘shallow’ fuel tank mounted integrally with the rear suspension subframe, which allows the rear cabin floor to be lowered by 40 mm, boosting interior space and ensuring that the rear row seats in the seven-seater will accommodate two 1.8 metre adults in comfort. In both versions, middle and/or rear row seats fold down to create a flat-floored luggage area. With five seats occupied, luggage space is more than 400 litres and with just the driver and front passenger on board, up to 2,106 litres of cargo can be carried.

4-cylinder 2.0 CRDi diesel engine features avariable geometry turbo (VGT) and a particle filter as standard. It generates 140PS and has a six-speed manual gearbox. The twin-cam four-cylinder 2.0-litre ‘Theta’ petrol engine, with continuously variable valve timing (CVVT), produces 144PS and is mated to a five-speed manual.

Both Carens engines will be available with a four-speed automatic transmission (as an extra-cost option), fitted with Kia’s Sport Mode system which offers drivers the choice of fully-automatic gear changes or driver-controlled sequential manual selection.

2.0i 5-speed manual: 0-60 10.7 seconds; top speed 118 mph; combined mpg: 33.6; CO2 emissions: 201g/km (VED Band F petrol £190pa); EU 4; IG 10

2.0CRDi 6-speed manual: 0-60 10.7 seconds; top speed 116 mph; combined mpg (LS): 46.3; CO2 emissions (LS) 163g/km (VED Band D diesel £135pa); EU 4; IG 10

2.0CRDi 4-speed automatic: 0-60 12.3 seconds; top speed 116 mph; combined mpg (LS): 39.8; CO2 emissions (LS) 189g/km (VED Band F diesel £195pa); EU 3; IG 9D

April 2007

Excellent 5 year bumper-to-bumper warranty on all Carens first registered from April 1. Also applies as an extension to any new Carens sold since launch in September 2006. And, provided the vehicle is maintained in accordance with the Kia servicing schedule, the unlimited mileage warranty is transferable to subsequent owners.

March 2008

7 seater 2.0 petrol LS derivative. 2.0 litre 142bhp petrol engine with five speed manual or four speed automatic transmission. With top speed of 112mph the automatic transmission produces 189Nm of torque and accelerates from 0-62mph in 11.9 seconds. The manual has a top speed of 118mph with an acceleration of just 11 seconds. The CO2 193g/km manual and 200g/km auto.

January 2010

New 7-Year Kia Warranty. No mileage limit to the warranty for the first three years, except for vehicles used as a Taxi, when coverage is limited to 100,000 miles. Over the full period of the warranty, the overall mileage limit is 100,000 miles. Qualifications to the new warranty include: paintwork is covered for
5 years (depending on model), audio for 3 years and 60,000 miles and service parts, accessories and batteries for 2 years. Normal 'wear & tear' on items such as tyres, brake pads and clutch linings, are excluded from cover.

October 2010

Old belt cam 2.0 diesel dropped for 2011 and replaced by modern chain cam 1.6 diesel.

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