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You can find 48 different trims/engines for the Kia Rondo and their corresponding recommended towing capacity.
The years available stretch from 2008 through to 2020 and to view the towing capacity you just click to expand.
The Kia Carens has been sold globally since 1999 under various different nameplates. It has evolved through 4 generations, the first three of which the vehicle was called the Rondo and was classed as a compact MPV in South Korea, Northern America and Europe. A fourth generation saw a rebrand with the goal to predominantly appeal to the Indian market. Its name ‘Carens’ refers to the blend of the words ‘car’ and ‘renaissance.’
Following the initial release, the Carens experienced a brief facelift in 2002 before the second generation debuted in 2006. This updated version premiered at the Frankfurt Motor Show where the ‘UN Series’ and the ‘Multi-S’ made up the new line. The S in Multi-S was said to stand for sporty, spacious and smart by Kia.
In the USA and Australia, the model variations were Rondo and the Rondo 7. Later in the year, the Carens visited the Los Angeles International Auto Show and following the American release achieved pleasantly surprising sales of 20,000+ units in the first two years.
In the following third year saw a sharp decrease. There were 5 or 7 seat variations producing 175 hp and 192 hp respectively. The latter was the very last Kia to use a timing belt. 16-inch wheels, tire pressure monitoring, Sirius Satellite Radio, iPod jack, air conditioning and power windows all came as standard. Optional extras included a moon roof, 10 speakers, keyless entry, cruise control and heated front seats.
The third generation appeared in 2012 when the V6 engine was dropped in favor of a 2-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine producing 164hp with either 5 or 7 seats. It was now built on the K2 platform shared with majority-owner Hyundai and used on other models such as the Kia Seltos and the Hyundai Creta. The 2016 facelift saw a new tiger-nose front grille and increased sales due to a successful marketing campaign resulting from a partnership between Kia and DreamWorks Studios (they made use of the popular film at the time ‘The Croods.’)