Kia PH to bring in all-diesel Carens lineup, reveals pricing

An attractive and competitive compact MPV
by Vernon B. Sarne | Mar 18, 2013

Kia Carens

The much-awaited all-new Kia Carens compact MPV is coming to our market this summer, as we reported here recently. Before that, however, Columbian Autocar Corporation, the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in the country, is unveiling the new model to the public at the upcoming Manila International Auto Show.

And the distributor has already revealed to TopGear.com.ph some details about the all-new Carens, including the variants as well as the prices.

"We will bring in an all-diesel lineup of the new Carens," CAC marketing boss Boying Soriano told us during a test-drive event for the car in Monaco.

There will be three variants available at launch: the base LX, equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and a six-speed automatic gearbox, and the full-option EX with a six-speed automatic. All variants will be powered by a 1.7-liter diesel engine rated at 134hp and 330Nm.

The prices?

CAC president Ginia Domingo told us that the EX automatic will be priced at P1,480,000, while the LX manual and the LX automatic will go for P1,180,000 and P1,280,000, respectively.

What's more, Domingo also told us that they will do a pre-selling activity at MIAS, and those who will reserve a unit at the motor show will get a P50,000 discount.

Prepare the checkbook, people.

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