Kia Determined To Launch Electric Cars In India; New MPV Will Challenge Maruti Ertiga, Toyota Innova
Kia is currently analyzing what type of electric car could be unlocked in India as part of it has been overlooked.
In a recent interview, Kia India’s CEO and Chief Sales and Business Strategy Officer, Tae-Jin Park, shed light on the issue as he reiterated the company’s focus on SUV and MPV categories. He said, “we are looking at the possibility of some form of MPV. So we are looking at the possibilities and we are preparing, ”South Korea’s automotive manager achieved great success with Sonet and Seltos within two years of launching the market and replacing Carnival with three premium variants.
A seven-seat MPV will be launched for MPV
Kia will launch the premium seven-seater MPV with KY in early 2022; was placed between Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Innova Crysta and directly in the Mahindra Marazzo area. Despite the health crisis, Kia is optimistic about the future as increasing its track record, increasing productivity and reducing waiting times are part of the agenda.
Uncertain about this global series, if the issues of the semiconductor supply are resolved in the next two months, Kia will be able to produce its product in July and anticipate market recovery ahead of this holiday season. Looking to the future, the brand also looks at India’s electric car, as Park quoted it as saying,
“All I can say right now is that we are analyzing what kind of EV can be developed in this market”. He also pointed out that EV has not yet been finalized but his product is looking for opportunities. This comes after global car manufacturers are making huge investments in the future of sustainable energy solutions.
Dedicated electric vehicles
Kia recently launched the EV6 as its first electric car dedicated to the E-GMP platform, shared with Hyundai. It has a disputed driving distance of 500 km on one side and has the ability to charge faster, acceleration and higher speed compared to the e-Niro and Soul EV. It should be noted that the parent product Hyundai operates on the cheapest EV in India.