March 3, 2006
Kia reveals three new models in Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland – Kia Motors has unveiled three new vehicles at the Geneva Auto Show: the Carnival MPV, the upgraded Sorento and the cee’d concept hatchback.
The Carnival MPV, known in North America as the Sedona minivan, has been completely redesigned; it is taller and wider but shorter than the previous model. The van contains seven individual seats, power twin sliding rear doors and a power liftgate, and for European sales, a diesel engine is available.
The cee’d (pronounced “seed”) is based on the forthcoming all-new C-segment model, which Kia will being building in Slovakia in December 2006. It is the company’s first-ever European assembly plant.
The Sorento 4×4 SUV receives more powerful gasoline and diesel engines, along with several comfort and safety upgrades and a refreshed appearance. The Sorento is one of Kia’s most successful vehicles, with nearly 144,000 units sold worldwide in 2005.