As Filipinos, we always love to travel with our families. We have summer outings, fiestas, weekend getaways… name it. And speaking of family, in the Philippines it always includes our grandparents, titos and titas, and even our dogs. To make our family outings possible, we need a size friendly car that could accommodate everybody. Yes, KIA Motors has the answer.
With the promise of changing the trend of family vehicles, KIA CDO presents the all new KIA Carens. It was unveiled at their new Global Space Identity Showroom last June 21. Carens is a seven-seater multipurpose vehicle that offers more space and comfort as it features a significant increase of about 50 millimeters on the wheelbase. Carens is also capable of taking in more cargo as the back seats could be folded for more luggage space.
For typical Filipino couples , the father drives the car while his wife on the front seat and lolos, lolas, the kids and even Bantay at the back. With the seven seater Carens, mom and dad could freely interact with everybody at the back through a wide-angle conversation mirror in the overhead console.
For the car enthusiasts, they always look what is under the hood. Well folks, it is a 1.7 diesel engine with maximum power of 136 ps. Yes, Carens is available in manual, automatic transmission, and higher-spec EX automatic. Gas consumption? City driving could take as much as 30 kilometers per liter. Not bad.
In the long run, car parts will have its wear and tear. What is important is that the genuine parts are found within the locality. Carens’ parts are available in all KIA Centers. In Cagayan de Oro, they are located in Gusa National Highway in front of Capitol University Medical City. If not, parts can be delivered from Manila in 3 days.
The all new KIA Carens. The million dollar question is… how much? It is P1.14 million for the LX manual transmission, P1.28 million for the LX automatic, and P1.48 million for the higher-spec EX automatic.
So, there you go folks. If you are looking for a multi-purpose vehicle that could accommodate your families or friends without compromising style and comfort, try KIA Carens.