The Kia Ceed hatchback will be brought to India as CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kit.
Made-in-India Kia SP concept based premium SUV will soon hit the Indian roads. The Korean auto giant will further expand its Indian product portfolio including Sportage SUV, Rio hatchback and sedan, a new subcompact SUV and Grand Carnival MPV. Sun Wook Hwang, Senior General Manager, Marketing and PR, Kia Motors India confirmed that the Kia Ceed hatchback might also make its way to India.
The Kia Ceed hatchback will work as a brand builder for the Korean camaker in the country. Measuring over 4-metre in length, the hatchback won’t be a beneficiary of the excise benefits offered on the small cars. Globally, the Ceed takes on the Hyundai i30 and Volkswagen Golf. Though, it won’t have any rival in the Indian market. It will come as an option for people who are looking for a unique and premium small car. Check Out: Kia Grand Carnival MPV Pictures & Details
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In India, the Kia Ceed hatchback will be brought as CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kit and then assembled locally. If the demand exceeds 1,000 units per month, the company might start its local production. In terms of pricing, the Ceed will be quite an expensive offering. The report further suggests that the new Kia hatchback will either be as costlier as the executive sedans or even more expensive than that. Read: Kia To Launch Maruti Baleno & Honda City Rivals In India
The Koran carmaker might also bring the sportier iteration of the hatchback – the Ceed GT Line trim. Compared to the regular model, the GT Line gets sportier front and rear bumpers, large 17-inch alloy wheels and dual-tone (Red and Black) exterior detailing. Interior is all-black and features sportier front seats. Read – Kia Rio Sedan To Challenge Honda City
The India-spec version of the Kia Ceed hatchback might come with a 1.4-litre direct-injection turbo-petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel engine producing a maximum power output of 140bhp and 136bhp respectively. A 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox will be standard across the carline.
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