Kia To Launch A Hatchback & A Mid-size Sedan In India – Report

Kia Rio Hatchback India

Kia Motors India might introduce the Rio hatchback and the Rio sedan from its global lineup.

Kia Motors has some really big plans for the Indian market. The Korean auto giant will initially focus on the Utility Vehicle (UV) segment and first introduce the SP concept based compact SUV (Kia Tusker) against the Hyundai Creta and Renault Captur/Duster. The carmaker will also foray into the fastest growing sub-4 metre SUV space with an all-new product. Both the SUVs will be produced locally at its Anantapur based facility in Andhra Pradesh.

According to a latest report, the Korean carmaker will also introduce a hatchback (codename – Kia KP1) and a sedan (Kia KP2) in India. While the former will be stacked up against the Hyundai i20 and Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the latter will take on the Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.

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The carmaker has already got an approval for both the models from its headquarters in South Korea, further claims the report. In fact, the company is in talks with its vendors for these projects. While the names of the models are still under the wraps, we believe Kia will bring in the Rio hatchback and the Rio sedan from its global lineup. Both the models were put up on display at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo.

The Kia Sportage SUV and Kia Grand Carnival MPV will also make their way to India. One of them will be imported via CKD (Completely Built Up) route. The former will take on the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson, and the latter will go up against the Toyota Innova Crysta. However, the Kia Grand Carnival is relatively bigger than its rival. The base version of the MPV will have 7-seats configuration, and the range-topping trim will come with up to 11 seat options.

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