The 2017 Kia Rondo facelift scheduled to go on sale in Canada next year.
Kia has taken the wraps off their refreshed Rondo 7-seat minivan and here are the very-first pictures revealing the model’s mid-cycle styling tweaks.
Speaking in general, the refreshed Kia minivan, also known as the Carens in Korea, incorporates more dynamic exterior design, up-to-date safety features and more affordable price tag.
Let’s have a look at the most important changes of the 2017 model year Rondo minivan.
2017 Kia Rondo changes
As evident from the pics attached here, the new Rondo vehicle incorporates a new front fascia with larger Kia signature grille, revised front bumper with newly styled fog lamps and slightly updated headlights.
Completing the refreshed exterior are a set of revised LED taillights, slightly restyled bumper and new alloy wheels.
Under the hood, the Korean-specs Rondo comes available with a choice of two 4-cylinder engines.
The 1,7L CRDI diesel engine generates 141 horsepower, while the 2,0L LPi (liquid petroleum gas) boasts 154 horsepower.
For the first time, the new Rondo is fitted with the 7-speed DCT, which improves performance and fuel economy.
In terms of seating, the 2017 Kia Rondo is available as a five- or seven-seater.
The upgraded Kia Rondo is already on sale in Korea.
2017 Kia Rondo release date (Canada)
Kia Canada has yet to reveal the official 2017 Rondo release date, but we expect it to debut early next year at one of the auto shows in Canada.
The likely candidate is the Canadian International auto show which kicks off in February 2017.
U.S. release date
It is highly unlikely that the Rondo would re-appear in the U.S. market.
Kia Motors America has axed the compact minivan from their line up a couple of years ago and there are no signs of bringing it back any time soon.
2017 Rondo pictures
Stay tuned to read more news about the upcoming Kia Rondo 2017 MY (model year)!