Spy Photos: 2007 Kia Carens

Anyone old enough to recall the wool cardigan Kurt Cobain wore during "Unplugged" will remember that before there was SUV, there was MPV. As we remember it was Mazda that coined the term, but now, if Kia brings a new multipurpose vehicle to the US market, Mazda's MPV descendent, the Mazda5, may have to share its cookies. Spies recently caught a picture of a new, arch-top Kia, alongside a newly facelifted Sorrento. The new models, along with Volkswagen's new Golf Plus, will compete among "hightop sedans" a segment Europeans have had for years (see: Renault Grand Scenic), but which are only beginning to return to the US after a short stint in the early 1990s (remember the Mitsubishi Expo LRV?)


Spy Shots: '07 Kia Carens
[The Car Connection]

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