Here is the list of upcoming Kia Cars In India – Price, Launch and Other Details
Hyundai’s subsidiary Kia is preparing to set foot in the world’s fifth largest automotive market, projected to become the third largest by 2020. Ahead of Kia’s official foray in 2019, the Korean giant has started working aggressively on building the brand in the domestic market. The company has recently started its new production facility in Andhra Pradesh. In fact, trial production of its first model has also been started at the facility. Here we bring you a list of upcoming Kia cars in India –
Upcoming Kia Cars In India
Kia SP Compact SUV
First model to join our list of upcoming Kia cars in India is the SP Concept based SUV. Korean automaker, Kia Motors will launch the much-awaited SP concept based SUV in India in the mid-2019, most probably around July-August. Likely to be called Kia Tusker or Trazor, the SUV will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster. It will be equipped with several high-end features and new petrol and diesel engines.
The Kia SP will be built around modified Creta’s platform that will also underpin the next-gen Creta. The SUV will debut the new 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine, which will be compliant with BSVI emission norms. Adding to it, the SUV will get the new 1.5-litre petrol engine. Kia is also considering a performance version of the SUV, which is likely to receive a turbocharged petrol engine. Read more
|Expected Price||Rs 10 – Rs 15 lakh|
|Expected Launch||July-August 2019|
Next in our list of upcoming Kia cars in India is the Carnival 7-seater MPV. The company has announced that the second model will be the flagship Carnival people mover, which is already on sale in select international markets. It will be arrived in India via a CKD route and will be assembled at the company’s new Andhra Pradesh based facility. This premium MPV will challenge the segment-leader Toyota Innova Crysta. In terms of proportions, the India-spec model is 5,155mm long, 1,985mm wide and 1,740mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,060mm.
While the international-spec MPV is available in 4 seating configurations – 7-seat, 8-seat, 9-seat and 11-seat, India-spec model will come with the 7-seat configuration with captain seats for the second row. Powering the Kia Carnival MPV is a 2.2-litre E-VGT diesel engine that is capable of producing 199bhp of power at 3,800rpm and 441Nm of torque at 1,750-2,750rpm. Power will be transmitted to the front wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Read more
|Expected Price||Rs 22 – Rs 28 lakh|
Kia Sportage mid-size SUV
The next model in our list of upcoming Kia cars in India is the Sportage. One of the oldest models globally, the compact SUV is retailed in several international markets. Rivalling Tucson in the market, Sportage could be India-bound. As for the engine, expect it to receive a 2.0-litre oil burner. Currently in its fourth generation, the SUV sports ‘tiger-grille’ up front, sharp creases on bonnet and bold wheel arches at the side.
|Expected Price||Rs 16 – Rs 20 lakh|
Kia sub-4 meter SUV
The Korean automaker is also working on a sub-4 meter SUV for the Indian market. This small SUV is expected to make debut at the 2020 Auto Expo in the concept form. It will be built on the new-gen Santro’s platform, which will also underpin the new Grand i10 and the upcoming Hyundai Styx compact SUV. Likely to be launched in late 2020, the small SUV will rival the likes of Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza.
|Expected Price||Rs 8 – Rs 12 lakh|
Kia Rio hatchback
The Rio hatchback is the next model in our list of upcoming Kia cars in India. Kia unveiled the new generation of its best-selling hatchback, Rio earlier this year. Sporting elements like ‘tiger-nose’ grille and pulled-back headlamps, the hatchback looks quite impressive. In the premium hatchback segment, it will compete with Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Eite i20. The hatchback is likely to share engine options with the i20 hatchback.
The company could also opt for the cross-hatch version of the Rio, as the demand for rugged models are on rise in India. The model is expected to arrive in the second half of 2020. It will be powered by a BSVI compliant 1.2-litre petrol engine. Both manual and automatic versions are likely to be on offer.
|Expected Price||Rs 6 – Rs 8 lakh|
Upcoming Kia Cars
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