Posted Feb 14th 2013 2:00PM
The all-new 2014 Kia Rondo is a beast of burden, but manages to integrate a fresh face and added utility into its boxy form. The Kia Rondo is a variant of the Hyundai ix30 sold overseas; as the MPV market heats up in Canada, Kia aims to take a bite out of the market with this global platform.
Kia chose the 2013 Canadian International Auto Show for the North American debut of their all-new Rondo. The Rondo features a flexible interior with flat-folding seats; it can take on whatever combination of passengers or people you happen to be carrying - and do so in edgy urban style. Speaking of passengers, the Rondo seats 7 adults - though the fit is very tight in the two rear-most seats and probably better suited to children or small adults... or large adults for very short rides.
For engine specs, Canadian availability and pricing info click past the jump.
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The new 2014 Rondo will be powered by Kia's 2.0L four-cylinder engine producing 164 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque. This four cylinder will sip fuel while propelling the new compact hatch with sufficient motivation. A new 6-speed automatic transmission will boost efficiency and reduce emissions while transferring power to the wheels, a 6-speed manual comes standard.
Expect the new 2014 Kia Rondo to show up in Canadian dealerships Spring 2013.
Canadian pricing of the new Rondo will place it competitively in the market; so far Kia is tight-lipped about MSRP but you'll be the first to know as soon as we get the scoop.
Check out our photo gallery shot live from the 2013 Toronto Auto Show.