The Kia Carens is a clever seven-seat, multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) that offers excellent levels of space, practicality and comfort. The increased wheelbase provides a more stable stance, while also improving interior space. It is a perfect vehicle for your specific Mobility adaptations and needs.
The modern exterior of the Carens features signature Kia styling cues like the 'tiger nose' front grille. Projection headlights, which turn in relation to the front wheels in order to illuminate around corners, and LED daytime running lights are offered as standard.
Other exterior features designed to aid convenience and safety include kerbside lights, for better visibility when approaching the vehicle at night, and front and rear parking sensors, available on trim level '4', to help make parking stress free.
Four large doors with a high seating position make entering and exiting the cabin easy. The large, wide tailgate with a low loading lip and 1,650-litres capacity is ideal for carrying Mobility equipment such as wheelchairs and scooters. There are also storage solutions for smaller items, like an underfloor tray and cargo net, and charging points for electronics.
Five levels of trim allow you to tailor your Carens to meet your Mobility needs. Even at its most basic, the '1' trim includes useful equipment like all-round electric windows, Cruise Control and Bluetooth with Voice Recognition and Music Streaming. The range-topping '4' adds luxury and comfort features like leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof and a seven-inch touchscreen Satellite Navigation system.
The Carens is available with petrol and diesel engines. These engines provide a punchy, smooth ride and help keep your running costs low with Intelligent Stop & Go technology and Gear Shift Indicator.
The 1.6-litre petrol unit develops 133bhp and 165Nm of torque, but still manages to return a combined 44.1mpg and 149g/km of CO². Two diesel options are available from the 1.7-litre unit, one producing 114bhp and 260Nm of torque and the other 134bhp and 330Nm of torque. These can return up to 56.4mpg and as little as 124g/km of CO².
The Carens is among the safest in its class having achieved a five-star Euro NCAP rating. It boasts a wide range of modern technologies designed to keep you and your passengers protected and safe on the road. In the event of a loss of grip, Electronic Stability Control works to reduce engine power and applies brake pressure to each individual wheel in order to bring the vehicle back under your control. Six airbags also protect occupants in the event of a collision.
Hill-start Assist Control maintains pressure in the brake lines on an incline until you accelerate, preventing you from rolling backwards. The Brake Assist System helps reduce braking distance by detecting an emergency stop and instantly applying full braking force.
Please visit our website for more information on the different Mobility options available from Birchwood Kia in Eastbourne and Washington. Our specialists are here to advise on what models and adaptations will best suit your needs.