Kia Carens 2,0 Crd, Not Only Concerning the Price Attractively

By: Vladimir Melnikoff

More sharp-edged the Kompaktvan from Korea arises, without letting with it outwardly dynamics miss. Within the tail range the designers squinted even briefly to the X3 of BMW. The front portion carries the new family face, as it also the Kia C?eed ziert. Connoisseurs of the first model row must once briefly swallow however only: Kia requires 3000 euro for the new one well and gladly more. But the Kia Carens does not remain only concerning the price an attractive alternative to the established competition.
Motorizing

Since in this country each second sold car meanwhile a Diesel is, Kia offers also with a turbo-Diesel inclusive particle filters to the Carens. It has - like the Benziner - scarcely two litres capacity. 103 KW /140 HP strong self fuzes heavy Carens comes with that 4.55 meters is well by right enough and - depending upon equipment - up to 1,8 tons. The engine pleases not only by amazingly good passages, but also by good insulation, which provides for a pleasant noise level in the interior. With high travel speed the wind noises are louder than the well totally enclosed engine.
Sufficient acceleration...

After more easily starting weakness the car with quick propulsion convinces. The sixth course takes up its work already from 75 km/h to 80 km/h complainless. The longest transmission translation offers still amazingly much to acceleration reserves, so that the driver comes only rarely seriously into the embarrassment to have to reset again a course.
To consumption

Kia indicates an average consumption of 6,1 litres, a value while reserved handling as the Carens not at all in the realm of the Fantasie belonged. Is from 5,5 to scarcely 11 litres with full power on the motorway in practice everything in it.
Chassis & Ferdersatz

The chassis is laid out taut and passes transverse joints and rough roadway unevenness on particularly at higher speeds gladly rather undamped to the driver. That is partially the standard Hankook tires owed, which might not be first choice and also with relatively loud unreeling noises on itself to make attentive.

The renouncement of an all too soft feather/spring work benefits the Carens however finally, because it offers itself owing to its good equipment and the temperful engine for long motorway stages with high speed formally. But the power steering might be however calmly more directly laid out. It works somewhat spongelike.
Everything clearly, Mr. Kapitan...

The job of the driver is comfortable. Only the active head restraints manage somewhat too far and prevent in the otherwise comfortable seats the shoulder conclusion. The control elements do not give mysteries up. Plate-large rear view mirrors grant good view on following traffic. Since Kia shifted the emergency brake into the floor space (Mercedes lets greet), offers the center console much place for all kinds of things up to the 0,7-Liter-Flasche.
Finished to the loading

With 440 litres the trunk volume for a vehicle of this size does not precipitate particularly impressing. But the leg liberty is more than generous in the rear and has genuine upper class format. The reservoir can be increased on 1650 litres. Turning the rear seat down goes very easy from the hand. Better one can hardly make it. Develops an even loading area, which takes up if necessary also articles of up to two m. With the FÃ?nfsitzer are in addition sumptuously dimensioned shelves under the baggage compartment floor. Against 615 euro the Carens can be rigged to the seven-seater.
The series package

To the standard in the ex version tested by us among other things leather steering wheel, one CD/MP3-Radio, six loudspeakers, climatic mechanism, RÃ?ckfahrsenoren and dawn activation of the headlights belongs. Optionally Kia offers still another comfort package with seats in partial leather equipment and seat heating in front as well as to electrically adjustable driver's seat. At the latest then finally a comfortable travel sedan becomes from the family transporter. A radio navigation system stands for 411 euro surcharge in the list, for 2051 euro gives it also a navigation system with Multimedia function.
To the entrance...

The well equipped ex version with place for 5 is with 23,855 euro a consider-worth offer. The competition requires equipped models for according to clearly more. The entrance into the Carens world begins already with 18,935 euro for the Benziner in the basic version.
Technical data Kia Carens
X lengthens broad x height: 4,55m x 1,82m x 1,72m

Unloaded weight, additional load: depending upon equipment 1631-1741 kg (7-Sitzer: 20 kg more), 524 - 414 kg (- 20 kg)

Engine: 2,0-Liter-CRDI max. achievement: 103 KW/140 HP with 4000 rpm max. torque: 305 Nm with 1800 rpm consumption NEFZ on the average: 6.1 litres of Diesel CO2-Emission: 163 g/km acceleration 0 to 100 km/h: 11.0 seconds of maximum speed: 187 km/h

Turning circle: 10.8 meters trunk: 440 litres up to 1650 litres

Base price: 23,855 euro (ex)

ar/Jens Riedel

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