Paris 2012: All-new 2013 Kia Carens and pro_ceed

Paris 2012: All-new 2013 Kia Carens and pro_ceed image

Text: / Photos: Kia Press | posted September 20, 2012 13:40

World premiere of the all-new 2013 Carens MPV and pro_cee'd

Kia is set to reveal its all-new 2013 Carens compact MPV and the second generation pro_cee'd hatchback for the first time at the Paris Motor Show happening next week, September 27.

Completely redesigned from the ground up, the new Carens is made to meet the needs of modern families.Built on an all-new platform, it delivers stylish, spacious practicality, with sleek aerodynamics, a cab-forward design, long wheelbase and up to seven seats.

“The new Carens builds on the family-friendly versatility and functionality of its predecessor, and features more athletic and visually dynamic design,” says Hyoung-Keun Lee, Vice Chairman and CEO, Kia Motors Corporation.  “This marks a dramatic shift forward for our MPV contender and brings the model in line with Kia’s distinctive current design direction.”


The sophisticated new pro_cee’d three-door hatchback features all the improvements made to the cee’d five-door and cee’d Sportswagon, while dramatically progressing the enhanced sporty appearance that made its predecessor popular.

explains Peter Schreyer, Kia’s Chief Design Officer.  “You know from a single glance that this is a car you want to drive, not just own.  Kia is on a distinctive design adventure and the all new pro-cee’d spearheads this forward looking journey.”

Technical details about the all-new Carens and pro_cee'd are yet to be revealed on the Paris Motor Show, but both models are expected to go on sale early next year.