Kia Motors will be bringing their first car in the form of an SUV in few months from now.The South Korean automakers have plan to to launch a new car in every 6 months.Kia’s car range was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 in which one of them which was in limelight was the Kia SP Concept SUV which will also start the innings of Kia Motors in India.Kia will debut in India in a segment in which Hyundai Creta has tasted a lot of success since its launch.With it’s SP SUV, Kia wants to cement its position in the Indian market.So here are the 5 main things that you need to know about Kia SP SUV.
Variety of Engines
Kia SP SUV will get two engines under the hood at the time of launch.It will be twin set of 1.5-litre engines.The diesel 1.5 will churn out 113 BHP of power and 250 NM of peak toque.However, it is important to note that Kia Motors is expected to bring BS-IV engines during official launch as to keep the costs down.Kia is also planning for a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine that will make way to Kia SP in mid-2020.To make it look sporty, body graphics and certain styling elements on the exterior will be used along with different suspension setup and sporty interior theme.
Best-in Class Features
Kia motors will load it’s Creta rivalling SUV with a number of premium and class leading features.In Kia SP SUV, Kia will provide Sunroof, 7 Airbags, 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Voice Recognition, On-Board Wifi and much more.Wireless charging, ventilated front seats, 8-way electrically adjustable driver side seats.Push start/stop button, passive entry, electrically retractable ORVMs, modern instrument cluster, puddle lamp and dual zone auto ac will surely attract buyers looking for premium features.
Number of Competitors
Kia is brining SUV in a segment that is dominated by Creta currently.But in a few months from now, it is expected to become crowded as a number of car makers are shifting their focus towards SUV as it is becoming popular among the buyers.When Kia launches its SP Concept SUV, it will not only compete with Creta but also a number of new comers as well.New SUV launches in this segment includes Nissan Kicks, top-end trim of Mahindra XUV300, Maruti’s upcoming Vitara SUV and base variants of Tata Harrier and MG Hector.
Coming to the most important aspect of any car, that is the it’s price.As Kia SP is a above 4-metre car, it comes in Creta rivalling segment.Kia SP SUV price will start from Rs. 10 Lakhs and go unto Rs. 16 Lakhs for the top-end model (Ex-Showroom).At this price point it would compete directly with Creta as the price tag of Creta also lies in the same bracket.
Launch in Q2 2019
Kia will bring their first product in India in the form of SP concept in August 2019.FIrst Kia showroom in Noida has already been setup and Kia Motors will have their dealerships across the country within a few months of time.Kia SP SUV which is likely to be Trazor in India will have a global debut in April 2019.Production of the Kia SP SUV will be done in their Andhra Pradesh plant.