The Kia Carens is a compact MPV (C-segment in Europe) manufactured by the South Korean marque Kia. It has been in production since 1999, and has a total of 4 generations. This vehicle is also known as Kia Rondo.
The first generation Kia Carens went on sale in 1999 worldwide, and underwent a major redesign in 2002.
In 2006, the second generation was released, which was sold in North America under the name Kia Rondo. The finishes and quality improved significantly. In fact, the vehicle beat all sales predictions in the United States.
The third generation was introduced in 2012, going on sale a year later. It was offered in 5- and 7-seat configurations. This model was marketed in Canada but not in the United States.
The fourth and current generation of the Kia Carens has undergone significant changes. It was presented at the end of 2021, and is no longer a minivan. This model is based on the Hyundai-Kia K2 platform, and based on the Hyundai Creta. Kia does not sell it as an SUV, but as a ‘recreational vehicle’, making it a fusion between a minivan and a crossover. For the time being, this model is only manufactured and marketed in India.
Kia Carens. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?
Down below you will see a list with all Kia Carens models that have been produced. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.
In this guide you will find all Kia Carens.
■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
■ 100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
■ Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)
If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked
Índice de Contenidos
Kia Carens I – First Generation (RS) (1999)
- 2.0 CRDi 113 CV (2002 – 2006)
- TB 1.8 i 126 CV
- T8 1.8 i 110 CV
- T8D 1.8 i 16V 110 CV
MPV (Restyling) (2002)
- D4EA 2.0 CRDi 113 CV
- D4EA 2.0 CRDi 140 CV
- GA6D 1.6 105 CV
- TB 1.8 126 CV
- G4GC 2.0 CVVT 139 CV
Kia Carens II – Second Generation (UN) (2006)
- D4FB 1.6 CRDi 110 116 CV
- D4FB 1.6 CRDi 128 128 CV
- D4EA 2.0 CRDi 142 CV
- D4EA 2.0 CRDi 115 115 CV
- D4EA 2.0 CRDi 135 136 CV
- D4EA 2.0 CRDi 140 140 CV
- G4FC 1.6 CVVT 126 CV
- G4FC 1.6 CVVT 132 CV
- G4KA 2.0 CVVT 143 CV
- G4KA 2.0 CVVT 144 CV
- G4KA 2.0 CVVT 151 CV
- G6EA 2.7 194 CV
Kia Carens III – Third Generation (RP) (2012)
- D4FD 1.7 CRDi 116 CV
- D4FD 1.7 CRDi 136 CV
- D4FD 1.7 CRDi 135 CV
- D4FD 1.7 CRDi 139 CV
- D4FD 1.7 CRDi 141 CV
- G4FD 1.6 GDi 135 CV
- G4NC 2.0 GDi 177 CV
- G4NC 2.0 GDi 166 CV
Kia Carens IV – Fourth Generation (KY) (2022)
MPV / Crossover
- 1.5 CRDi VGT 115 CV (2022)
- G1.5 Smartstream 1.5 115 CV (2022)
- G1.4 Smartstream 1.4 T-GDi 140 CV (2022)
- G1.4 Smartstream 1.4 T-GDi DCT 140 CV (2022)