The Kia Rondo 2017 facelift should go on sale in Canada next year. Kia has taken the veil on their refreshed Rondo minivan with seven seats and here are the first very revealing images of the model mid-cycle style tweaks.
2017 Kia Rondo Design
Unlike the second generation Rondo, which was a bit on the grumpy side, the current third-generation model is much easier on the eyes. It is well proportioned, has a relatively low roofline and looks more like a large trap of a large mover of bland people. Let’s just say, it’s not without appeal, even at this point of entry.
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In Europe, where the Rondo is known as the Carens, buyers are offered alloy wheels up to 18 inches, as well as a superior quality JBL audio system, with subwoofers and a separate amplifier. Despite the conical roof line and relatively high beltline, all-round vision in the Rondo is surprisingly good, especially from the driver’s seat, which benefits from the thin A-pillar and on the expansive windscreen makes deep penetration In the hood.
2017 Kia Rondo Inside
Inside it is more of the same, nothing to write about the house, but all the essentials are there except, of course, a screen of correct size this mini-me version looks somewhat in its place in this Era of greater is better. But there are a lot of soft materials around the cabin and the seats (front and rear) are well reinforced all-round and comfortable even after long periods of measurement behind the tested wheel. The driving position is very similar to the car, which means it has a lower center of gravity than all SUVs, but still offers a slightly higher driving position than a regular hatchback or hatchback.
The Kia Rondo thus gets a complete suite of all the usual active and passive safety kit including six airbags, vehicle stability management and even hill start assist. But it lacks on more advanced features like lane exit warning and blind spot alert.
2017 Kia Rondo engine
The power comes from a 2.0L four-cylinder engine making 164 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque; Our main critic of the Rondo is that we think it low power; For us, the bigger, the strongest 2.4L engine used in the Optima family sedan would be a better fit. As it is, fuel consumption estimates are 9.9 / 7.6 L / 100 km (city / highway), but the overworked 2.0L is struggling to live up to those numbers.
The five-entry entry S seats are reasonably priced starting at $ 26,990 plus on-road, while the Si sells retail for $ 31,490, dropping the entry point down by a significant $ 4,500 on The previous year’s model.