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#14 of 40 Production of the new Carens/Rondo
Feb 14, 2013 (11:14 am)
the Gwangju factory has made the change over from the old model to the new in January as they only built 82 units for export for that month. This plant has had an extensive expansion to increase production by 120,000 vehicles a year.
#16 of 40 from the Toronto Auto Show
Feb 22, 2013 (10:28 am)
#17 of 40 Re: from the Toronto Auto Show [conwelpic]
Feb 22, 2013 (10:34 am)
a few more shots:
#18 of 40 Re: Toronto Auto Show [conwelpic]
Feb 22, 2013 (11:01 am)
city fuel economy has been the only complaint i have with my 09 Rondo, can't wait to see the EPA rating on this 2.0L + 6AT combo.
#19 of 40 some additional details (but not confirmed)
Feb 25, 2013 (10:24 am)
(these standard features it would seem, you had to get the EX model before), so maybe there will no longer be a LX model?
- 6 speed manual transmission
- manual air conditioning
- 2nd row heating and cooling vents
- power windows
- heated front seats
- 6 speaker audio system
- keyless entry with power locks
- black cloth
- ESC, HAC, BAS, VSM
- flex-steering (3 settings)
- heated steering wheel
- heated 2nd row seating
- cooled ventilated drivers seat
- auto dual-zone climate control
- 10-way power drivers seat with extendable cushion optimizing thigh support
- supervision instrument cluster
- large LCD screen
- integrated side window blinds
- black or black/beige 2-tone high-grade leather
- rear parking sensors and rear-view camera
- automatic 6 speed transmission
Feb 26, 2013 (6:04 pm)
Will the new Rondo have the high seating position like the old Rondo?? The new Rondo has
a lower overall height. Hope they kept the high seat, as I really like the look of this vehicle.
#21 of 40 Re: 2014 Kia Rondo [lumberjack4]
Feb 27, 2013 (6:52 am)
I would presume so, the lower height is about the same as my Soul, which also has the high seating position and one of the main reasons I like it (and also the Rondo which I owned before). However, as I was unable to sit in it at the Toronto Auto Show so I can't confirm.
It does have much more flexible seating compared to the old model and a 2" longer wheelbase to help with interior space.
#22 of 40 Re: 2014 Kia Rondo [conwelpic]
Feb 27, 2013 (8:30 am)
Thanks conwelpic. Almost bought a Rondo in 2008, but really didn't like the front end styling -grille headlights etc - ended up buying a SUV (Santa Fe),
mainly to get a higher seat. We really just need a compact hatchback with
occasional seating for 5, and space for the dog in the back, but as seniors
with arthritic knees and hips, we need a higher seat for easier entry/exit.
This new Rondo looks very promising.
#23 of 40 Re: 2014 Kia Rondo [lumberjack4]
Feb 27, 2013 (8:40 am)
you almost fit my description as I too am a senior and wanted that higher seating with ease of entry and exit. However, I did buy the 2008 Rondo EX with the 2.4L, as at the time I just found the Sorento and Sportage too big a vehicle (bulk-wise) - still do.
I presume you are located in Canada