Here is some news for the auto enthusiasts!
Seven-seater Kia MPV will likely be positioned below the Carnival and is expected to be based on the same platform as the Alcazar.
New vehicle for India in the early parts of next year shall be brought by Kia, as announced at the launch of the 2021MY Sonet and Seltos.
Since the South Korean auto major eyes to strengthen its UV portfolio, it most probably would be a seven-seater premium MPV as it already sells the Sonet, Seltos and Carnival domestically.
Positioning & Testing
The next MPV is expected to be based on the Hyundai Alcazar platform which will be launched soon, which will also be shared with the Creta and Seltos central SUVs. MPV can be provided with multiple seat adjustments and the latest spy gun indicates that a human trailer can be in its early stages of testing.
It will be listed under Carnival and can be offered at a wider range to attract more customers. MPV is expected to be its rival Mahindra Marazzo and can also compete with the high-end Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the high-end pieces of the Toyota Innova Crysta entry when it arrives.
With KY with internal computers, the network administrator was seen testing worldwide a few months ago. The exterior has long MPV columns, folding headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights, Tiger Nose signature grille, which may have chromed design highlights, a brand new company logo, 16 inch wheels, and a large greenhouse.
It shall be plonked with a 1.5-litre U2 CRDi four-cylinder diesel engine developing a maximum power output of 115 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque and a 2.0-litre MPi four-cylinder petrol unit kicking out 159 PS and 192 Nm from the Elantra and Alcazar could be utilised.
It can be provided with automatic speed manual and six torque converter alternating automatic transmission. Inside, the Kia KY is likely to have a 10.25-inch touch screen infotainment system with UVO Connect, wireless charging area, steering wheel with multi-system controls, digital gauge collection such as Alcazar, cruise control, air purifier, panoramic sunroof, Central captain’s seats, as well as a host of safety features and help signs can be made available.