South Korean car manufacturer Kia has introduced its updated Carens model. Express.co.uk reports that the seven-seater will go on sale in May this year.
The previous model sold around 3,000 a year, but Kia is hoping to boost those numbers significantly with the facelift model. An expectation of 4,500 units a year is setting the bar high, but Kia appears quietly confident.
The mid-sized family car boasts the seven-year warranty that Kia offers with all models, potentially tempting more buyers. The official pricing has yet to be released but Kia has announced it will be competitive rather than aggressive.
Buyers may want to consider fitting a car tracker to their new purchase, to help boost the security of their vehicle.
Kia has been posting increasingly positive results, with the first quarter of 2013 being a new record, according to autocar.co.uk.
Kia's UK boss, Paul Philpott said: "I expect the UK market to stay between two and 2.2 million units a year, but within that Kia has great potential for growth.
"We are a relatively young brand, with low but rising awareness of the quality of our products."
Sales were up 12 per cent year-on-year for the first quarter, so the predicted numbers for the new Carens could easily be achievable.