Kia 7-Seater MPV Will Challenge Maruti Ertiga, Toyota Innova; Launch Expected By This Date
Since 2019, Indians have found a new love in the form of new robust premium vehicles by Kia Motors India. The vehicles are being well appreciated by Indians and are in good stead in the market. And to utilize this opportunity to the fullest extent the company Kia is also making efforts to diversify its portfolio.
KY is expected to arrive in early next year
The company had recently announced that it will be launching a new vehicle in India in the early months of the next year.
To the aid of Seltos, Sonet, and Carnival, a new vehicle codenamed KY, is in the making. The vehicle has been spotted doing trial runs on the roads several times now. We suspect it to be a premium Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) and could be based on the recently launched Hyundai Alcazar.
The vehicle is likely to be positioned below the Carnival in the Indian lineup. To be more precise, this vehicle could be positioned between the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Innova Crysta in the mid-size space, acting as a rival to the Mahindra Marazzo.
Probable specifications of the car
The pictures of the Kia KY taken on the roads indicate the presence of the signature Tiger Nose front grille with possible chrome detailing, wraparound sleek headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights, wide central air intake, sporty fog lamp housing, a large greenhouse, an upright boot structure, LED tail lamp signature, incorporation of Kia’s new corporate logo, and many more external features.
For a stellar performance, the Kia MPV can come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine as in the Elantra and Alcazar. The maximum power output of 159 PS and 192 Nm of peak torque, can be expected from this company. The 1.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine kicking out 115 PS and 250 Nm may as well be employed with an increased performance rating.
The vehicle will come with a standard six-speed manual transmission and a six-speed torque converter automatic unit may also be in the offing. The interior can be graced with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, UVO Connect, automatic climate control, cruise control, a digital instrument cluster, panoramic sunroof, wireless charging facility, etc.
So, yes, the new KY will be definitely a sight to watch and we are looking forward to getting a ride in it at the earliest.