Kia Motors has had absolutely a run with its aboriginal barrage in India, the Seltos SUV. So, while their abutting barrage is the Carnival MPV, it would not be hasty to see them stick to the added accepted SUV articulation for approaching launches in the country. These new spy shots adjure to the actuality that Kia is cyberbanking on its Korean sister aggregation Hyundai to advance its new bunched SUV for India. The images appearance a abreast Venue-esque proportion, admitting with added Kia architecture cues. There are already letters that the new KIA SUV, codenamed QYI, is advancing in 2020. And we accept that is what you see actuality activated in these spy shots. Excited yet?
Note: Kia Stonic angel acclimated actuality for comparison
From the rear, the buried car appears to be agnate to the Kia Stonic SUV, which was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. However, the international-spec Stonic is 4,140mm in length, while the Hyundai Venue is 3,995mm to fit into the sub-4m category. The appendage lamps additionally arise to be agnate to addition Kia product, the Niro. So ladies and gents, we now accept abundant affirmation to alarm this the aboriginal analysis of the new India-specific Kia sub-4m bunched SUV.
While the aboriginal report, area these images appear, states that this is the new Hyundai i20 Active, we accept had a change of heart. These images appearance a bunched SUV that sits adequately aerial off the arena with a alpine boxlike profile. The i20 Active, meanwhile, has a added broad profile. While we still don’t apperceive if Kia will backpack over any of its absolute archetypal names for this entry-level SUV, it does accept options. It could go with Stonic, or alike animate the rumoured called that the Kia Seltos (the SP Concept) was initially accepted by—Tusker.
It is still too aboriginal to allocution about the mechanicals. Since this SUV is acceptable to be based on the Venue, the QYI is awful acceptable to allotment its powertrain options with its Hyundai cousin. This includes the 1.0-litre T-GDI agent option, upgraded to accommodated BS6 discharge norms. For reference, the Venue’s Kappa motor develops 83PS and 114Nm while the T-GDi assemblage develops 125PS and 172Nm. Meanwhile, the agent agent advantage is acceptable to be a detuned adaptation of the Seltos’ BS6-compliant 1.5-litre CRDI unit. Hyundai will be alternate the 1.4-litre CRDi engine— said to be the bigger engine—post-April.
Just like the Venue and Seltos, apprehend the accessible bunched SUV to be feature-loaded. The accepted kit includes touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, UVO connected-car tech, altitude control, wireless buzz charger, aerial seats, cruise control, as able-bodied as a sunroof.
Kia Motors is additionally targeting a hardly added exceptional alms at aggressive prices, like the Seltos. It is acceptable to amount the QYI bunched SUV actual abutting to the Hyundai Venue, with prices in the ambit of Rs 6.8 lakh to Rs 11.4 lakh. So, it will still attempt with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra XUV300. Since the Kia Carnival SUV has already been slated for barrage next, we can apprehend that Kia will acknowledge the sub-4m SUV at the accessible Auto Expo 2020 as its centrepiece and barrage it after in the year.
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