Words by Jopet Tocino
Over the past decade, the once called “dark horses” of the automotive industry have been coming up with a lot of new and exciting offerings. So much so that, some have ever led to believe that kimchi, is now hotter than wasabi. Yes, I'm talking about the Koreans, and they're really giving the Japanese a run for their money when it comes to making quality automobiles. One of them is KIA, and they've got something new brewing up that should turn the world on its head.
Scheduled to make its official debut at the Paris Motor Show on the 27th of September, KIA just recently released the first teaser images of their upcoming all-new 2013 Carens. They have, however, unwittingly tried to disguise its final appearance by publishing the photo negatives. So, to give you a better view of what it will look like in two month's time, we've inverted the colors for you.
According to KIA, the all-new Carens will be based from Hyundai and KIA's c-segment platform. The new compact MPV will offer seating for five to seven passengers, just like the model it will replace. From the looks of things, it'll be mash-up of the Kia Cee'd's front end and the Sportage's posterior. We're just quite unsure why they made the body lines resemble a Ford. Still, the aggressive design and sexy curves are things we're definitely looking forward to seeing in the sheet metal.
A few years back, they convinced us that they are indeed “The car that cares.” But now, they've proven that they indeed have “The Power to Surprise”.