As per reports, the Kia Motors which is a part of Hyundai Group is all set to participate in Auto Expo 2018 India scheduled February 2018 and reveal 3 to 4 cars in market. The auto manufacturer company has signed a MoU with Andhra Pradesh govt. to set a new plant at Anantapur district. The firm is spending around USD 1.1 billion i.e. more than 7000 crore rupees in Indian currency to build this new plant in Country. Kia has already started working on its upcoming Picanto which is expected to roll out till the end of 2019.
As per reports, Kia motors will also launch its premium cars in India with compact SUV and compact sedan cars. This is a strategy to fill out the segment where Hyundai is not present. However the company is known for its low cost products but these new upcoming cars will help the company to change its image of only launching inexpensive products.
Last month, the president of Kia Motors Han Woo park signed the MoU with Andhra Pradesh Industries secretary Solomon Arokia Raj in the presence of chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Industries minister N amaranth Reddy. Kia will manufacture 3 lakh units per year and it is going to invest about USD 2 billion on this plant in AP.
Apart from its premium products, Kia Motors will reveal its three popular vehicles in India. These three vehicles are Kia Picanto, Kia Sportage and Kia Rio. Let’s have a look.
The new Kia Picanto car has been revealed by the company in 2017 Geneva International Motor show in March. Now Kia is all set to reveal it in Indian at Delhi Auto Expo 2018. This hatchback is expected to launch till end of February 2019. Picanto is not an expensive car as it will be priced between 4 to 7 lakh rupees only. So it will be a genuine product for middle class families of India.
Kia Picanto will be launched with 1.2 litre kappa VTVT petrol and one 1.2 litre 3 cylinder turbocharged engine in India. The petrol engine will be capable of producing 81bhp of power with 114Nm of torque. On the other hand the diesel engine will able to generate 74bhp of power with 190Nm of peak torque.
The 5 door Kia Rio has already made its debut at New York International Auto show held this year. The car may reveal at Indian in upcoming Auto Expo 2018. The front of this hatchback comes with a latest iteration of Kia’s signature grille and newly designed headlights that offer more premium looks. The rear side of Rio receives shorter overhangs and thinner, more expensive taillights. From rear this car is wider. The new Kia Rio will be available in three variants that are LX, S and EX. The car will be powered by a 1.6 litre GDI 4 cylinder engine that can produce 130hp of power with 161Nm of peak torque.
As per expectations, Kia is also going to reveal its upcoming car Sportage. The car made its debut at Frankfurt International motor Show in 2015. This is a fourth generation car features bold design. The headlamps of Sportage are not connected with grille. The lower wider grille of this car adds more premium look to the face.
The Kia Sportage gets a cabin with premium dashboard, steering wheel, gauge cluster and center control stack gives the car modern look. The car has enough space for both front seaters and back seat travelers as well. This compact SUV will come with a 2.4 litre 4 cylinders and a 2.0 turbocharged 4 cylinder engine.
So here we have updated Upcoming Kia Cars in Auto Expo 2018. Stay connected to know details of all cars which are going to be revealed this time in this show.