That’s because the Carens will be coming to the U.S. as the “Rondo” in its newly
redesigned duds. Our foreign language sister site Autoblog Spanish has the scoop on the new seven-passenger CUV. The
Carens appears to be a Toyota Matrix/Pontiac Vibe-type vehicle and compared to its last iteration, the new version is a
looker. Of course, this is a hot segment in the U.S. in which many attractive players compete, including the
aforementioned Pontiact/Toyota twins, the Mazda5, Chrysler PT Cruiser and Chevrolet HHR. The ability to pack an extra
pair of people in its interior compared to some of its competitors will be to the Caren’s advantage, as will what
we assume to be a traditional Korean high-content/low-price strategy.