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Kia Carens

csandstecsandste Posts: 1,866
edited March 2014 in Kia
OK-- What about another odd crossover that will probably never be released in the U.S.-- the Kia Carens.


http://203.248.232.51/


The reviews on it indicate that it's more competent than many of the Kias sold in the U.S. Is it too dimbulb for America? It's the kind of vehicle I might be interested in, but then again I'm strange.


Anyone out there in other markets with an experience with the Carens?

Comments

  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    It looks pretty interesting. Btw, here a more direct link to a pic of the Kia Carens for those that want to take a quick look. Talk later. ;-)

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  • diploiddiploid Posts: 2,286
  • csandstecsandste Posts: 1,866
    of my 1986 Colt Vista. I think there needs to be more of this kind of vehicle and fewer full size minivans and suvs.
  • diploiddiploid Posts: 2,286
    I was surfing the web and ran across a pic of the Hyundai Matrix (not to be confused with Toyota's Matrix)- it looks much better than the Lavita.
  • aniryuaniryu Posts: 61
    Lavita is much more modern. The interior looks sweet.

    I've seen a Carens CF in Korea, and they used this really famous actor.. but why the heck am I saying this? Hmmm.

    Bring over the Lativa, I say..
  • occupant1occupant1 Posts: 410
    but I think the Sedona van is a great start for Kia in that market. If Kia wants to have a cheap car for sale in the US why not start reimporting the Pride, it's the old Ford Festiva, they still make it in 3-door and 5-door versions, the Mazda 1.3L engines are still being made, they could make a nice hot hatch with the 2.0L engine from the Protege...hmm...maybe add 4WD, make it like a miniature 323 GTX...hmm...well, I can dream, can't I?
  • csandstecsandste Posts: 1,866
    Toyota copped the Matrix name in the U.S.
  • aniryuaniryu Posts: 61
    I don't know.. wasn't the Lavita released later than the Matrix?
  • diploiddiploid Posts: 2,286
    is the newer of the two. Regardless, Hyundai still beat Toyota to the name game.
  • aniryuaniryu Posts: 61
    The Lavita name is used in Korea.
    The FC name is used in Europe.
    Where is the FC for Lavita used?
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