Kia to unveil new MPV and SUV at British International Motor Show
Friday, 23 June 2006
- New Carens and facelifted Sorento unveiled
- Kia displays new cee'd concept
- Stand 8, South Hall
A whole host of bold new Kia models are being unveiled to the UK for the first time at the British International Motor Show at ExCel in London's docklands on 18 July.
The range of new models which have never before been seen in the UK, include the stunning all-new Carens mid-range MPV, the new facelifted Sorento 4x4, and the stunning cee'd concept vehicle.
The rest of Kia's exciting range will also be on show as the company gives show-goers a peek into its future and clearly illustrates its bold way forward.
The new Kia Carens is larger and more stylish than the out-going model. Smart and exciting, it has been designed especially with British and European drivers in mind and looks set to be one of the London show's big stars. Available as a five or seven seater, Carens will re-work the terms space, convenience and versatility.
The new Kia Sedona MPV, which made its world premiere at this year's Geneva Motor Show, will go on sale in the UK on 1 July. Like Carens, the Sedona has been redesigned from the ground up and has been created especially for European drivers. With seven individual seats, mounted in a 2+3+2 layout, all five middle and back row seats can be individually moved, reclined, folded or removed for maximum space and minimum fuss.
Also making its UK debut at ExCel is the cee'd concept car (pronounced ‘seed'), based on the forthcoming all-new C-segment model which goes into production at the new factory in Slovakia in December. The stunning new model marks the beginning of a whole new era in Kia's design ethos, and has a tough appearance, flowing lines, jewel-like detailing and a solid stance.
Among the other stars planned for Kia's brilliant stand are the Kia Picanto city car, the all-new Rio spacious supermini, the roomy Cerato family model, the European-standard Magentis large saloon and the sophisticated Sportage mid-sized 4x4.
"Kia's stand at this British Motor Show will be one of the best ever seen on UK soil," said Paul Williams, Managing Director, Kia Motors UK. "The broad and exciting range of cars we now have to show, coupled with the reveal of the new Carens and Sorento, make our stand a must-visit, for journalists and for the thousands of show-goers planning a visit to Docklands.
"We are very excited about this year's event and I'm sure that we will have something for everyone on the Kia stand."