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Why Kia has no MPV in offering? They pulled Carens from market and then never introduced any replacement.

In other markets Kia sells Sedona which was is a better version of Carens.

It is odd that Kia neglecting this segment.
 

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Why Kia has no MPV in offering? They pulled Carens from market and then never introduced any replacement.

In other markets Kia sells Sedona which was is a better version of Carens.

It is odd that Kia neglecting this segment.
I guess Kia feel in the UK that the Sorento fits the bill, as the Sedona is 300 m/m longer. And has the same seating capacity.

When you look at the sales.

Then compare to the Sorento sales

It is pretty clear why if has been dropped.
Add in the emissions factor, and the need to keep them low to avoid massive fines.
 

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Sorento is an expensive car. Carens was lot cheaper so Kia never filled that gap.
 

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Likewise with the Venga which was a small MPV. It may well cause customers to move away from Kia as a brand, they seem to be putting all their eggs in the SUV market?

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Focusing on SUVs have been trend for sometime in the market and Kia is not alone. However, I think if they can't have equivalent model to counteract Ford Smax/Galaxy, VW Touran/Sharan etc. they will indeed lose customers. Kia's highest selling model is Sportage and it can't satisfy the needs of MPV buyers. Frankly, Kia's current line up sucks. Too many models of too few types - few years back Kia lineup was lot better with Soul (not EV), Carens, Venga etc.

Now there are too many Ceed variants where Xceed makes no sense. Stonic is Rio in disguise. Stinger didn't make much impact. MPVs like Venga and Carens entirely disappeared. Even Optima was pulled out. It was a nice estate. Now except Ceed, Kia has only small, medium and large SUVs!
 
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