Kia readies launch of fourth-generation CarensBy Charles E. Buban |Philippine Daily Inquirer
Columbian Autocar Corp. (CAC), the exclusive distributor of the Kia brand in the Philippines, is set to enliven the market with the impending arrival of the fourth-generation Carens.
With a new “tiger nose” corporate grille, sleek aerodynamics, cab-forward design and a long wheelbase that can accommodate up to seven passengers, the All-New Carens is touted as the perfect family ride.
The crossover made its official debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show last September.
The All-New Kia Carens takes CAC into one of the most important and competitive sectors of the Philippine market. Offering a spacious and versatile interior for five to up to seven passengers, a large storage space, this particular model should appeal more to families with an active lifestyle who don’t want to compromise between style and practicality.
With the arrival of the All-New Carens, CAC will definitely have a formidable lineup of sleek, sexy-looking vehicles and interesting price tags.
In this regard, CAC issued a price list of its vehicles to update the figures that came out in last Saturday’s Buyer’s Guide issue of the RoadTalk supplement.
Picanto 1.0L EX M/T gas, P545,000; Picanto 1.0L EX A/T gas, P599,000; Rio 1.2L LX M/T gas, P598,000; Rio 1.2L SLX M/T gas, P625,000; Rio 1.4L EX sedan M/T gas, P688,000; Rio 1.4L EX sedan A/T gas, P728,000; Forte 1.6L LX sedan A/T gas, P828,000; Rio 1.4L EX hatch A/T gas, P848,000; Forte Koup 2.0 EX sports coupe A/T gas, P948,000; Optima 2.4L EX sedan A/T gas, P1.48 million.
Soul 1.6L LX A/T gas, P919,000; Carnival 2.9L LX M/T diesel, P1.15 million; Carnival 2.9L LX A/T diesel, P1.23 million; Carnival 2.9L EX A/T diesel, P1.55 million.
Sportage 2.0L 4X2 EX A/T gas, P1.188 million; Sportage 2.0L 4X4 EX A/T gas, P1.288 million; Sportage 2.0L 4X2 EX A/T diesel, P1.32 million; Sportage 2.4 4X4 DLX A/T gas, P1.698 million; New Sorento 2.4L 4X2 LX A/T 5-seater gas, P1.25 million; New Sorento 2.2L 4X2 LX M/T 5-seater diesel, P1.27 million; New Sorento 2.2L 4X2 LX A/T 5-seater diesel, P1.35 million; New Sorento 2.2L AWD EX A/T 7-seater diesel, P1.89 million.