Kia Carens takes on the MPV elite

The Irish car buyer used to be a conservative creature, as evidenced by the wide chasm between sales of the top five or so car brands and those beneath.

27th July, 2013
The new Kia Carens has surprising agility and good body control.

The Irish car buyer used to be a conservative creature, as evidenced by the wide chasm between sales of the top five or so car brands and those beneath.

But times they are a changing and during the global recession it is so-called budget brands that have come to the fore.

Take compact people carriers for example, a class defined by the likes of the Toyota Verso, Volkswagen Touran and Ford's C-Max offerings. Those brands...

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