Clear white, tomato red, bright silver, black cherry, vanilla shake, titanium silver and moonlight blue – these are the splendid colours that can charm the exterior of a brand spanking new Kia Rondo 7. Spunky alloys and with a special chrome exterior package the Kia Rondo 7 looks the goods.
A responsive DOHC four-cylinder, two-litre motor provides strong motoring that can cope well with a fully loaded Rondo – seven seats included. A sure-footed feel to the steering gives the driver positive feedback on the open road and around town.
Interior trim can be as luxurious as you like, with the SLi model providing the full leather upholstered seats. Space is nice, particularly for those in the middle row, and there are a number of useful spaces to store gear. If you like to do the scenic routes, then the air conditioning and audio system will help keep any long trip pleasant. Eight cup-holders, seat map pockets and a storage compartment under the floor all add to the Kia Rondo’s appeal. Latest additions to the feature list are six airbags, stability control and bluetooth communications.
Settle back and enjoy the drive because the Rondo is loaded with safety items that have earned it a decent result in the ANCAP crash tests. The ride is relatively well muted, and the seats are comfortable. Overall, the latest Kia Rondo 7 makes for very good buying – particularly if you require extra people-moving capacity.
With a five year/unlimited km manufacturers’ warranty, the new Kia Rondo is already well down the track to providing cost effective motoring in the people moving class.
The Kia Rondo has a flash of style that gives the impression of being effervescent and full of life. The Kia Rondo 7 is very happy to do the run to the shops, movie theatre, school and family weekend away. With the Kia Rondo’s nice crisp styling, that boasts a sportiness and panache that some of its competitors sadly lack, be prepared for being seen in this head-turning little number.
Kia has a definite spacious and stylish winner in the Rondo. The Kia Rondo has a keen-eyed expression that encapsulates purpose and vision. Leading from the front with smoothly designed projection headlamps and sharp wide angled fog light lenses, the Kia Rondo is ready for the road. Sweeping up and over the smooth bonnet lines and very low coefficient drag lines of the A-pillars, the visual statement that the Kia Rondo makes is that of liberty and class.
To sit in the 5 or 7 seater Kia Rondo’s six way adjustable driver’s seat (eight way in the luxury model), the best driving position can be easily located and enjoyed on long journeys beyond the city’s hustle and bustle. Fire up the engine, and in and around town, you will enjoy driving the willing engine which quickly gets down to business. You will experience a quick throttle response and balanced and confident handling. The 4-wheel disc, 4-wheel Anti-Lock Brakes and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) trio inspires confidence and will easily bring the wagon to a definitive halt – even when heavily loaded with seven people and extra luggage. There is no excessive body roll in a Kia Rondo. Progress is kept well in check with the predictable and balanced control of the powered rack and pinion steering and the refined front engine/front wheel drive chassis layout.
Inside the Kia Rondo, occupants can enjoy the optional 10″ LCD, DVD entertainment system, and the AM/FM/CD audio system with an auxiliary port that comes as standard. Crystal clear musical tones can be heard through an impressive six-speaker system – which includes door-mounted tweeters. Above the base model Kia Rondo Si, you will have, as standard, a few more niceties such as steering wheel audio controls, cruise control and air conditioning. However, powered windows make easy access to the outside world on both the Si and SLi models and, whichever model is decided upon, central locking is also standard. Inside the Kia Rondo 7, the centre console has a storage box with dual front cup-holders and a cargo under-floor storage compartment which passengers will enjoy having to put all their bits and pieces into before the journey’s outset.
What powers the Kia Rondo 7? The answer is a fresh new two-litre petrol-powered engine that is both full of energy and refinement. Boasting 16-valve DOHC Continuous Variable Valve Timing technology, the motor is swift throughout the entire rev range. In this form, the Kia Rondo pumps out a very entertaining 106 kW. Good fuel economy via a smooth operating 4 speed automatic transmission, is very respectable – considering the amount of luggage and seating available in the roomy Kia Rondo. If you like working the gears yourself, the five-speed manual will be the Rondo for you.
All this, and the Kia’s five year/100,000 kilometre comprehensive Total Care Ownership Coverage, makes for a very tempting proposition.
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