Kia Motors is one of the few brands in the Indian automobile sector that has gained popularity in a short time. In India, Kia Motors entered the mid-size SUV (mid-size SUV) with the Seltos and stole the hearts of Indian customers. It is a Powerful SUV equipped with an attractive look, shard features. After Celtos, Kia Motors launched the luxury MPV (luxury MPV) Carnival. At Auto Expo 2020, the company showcased its third product which will be based on the Sonet concept. Apart from all this, Kia Motors is planning to bring a mid-size MPV (mid-size MPV) to the Indian market. This new mid-size MPV from Kia will compete with vehicles like Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (Maruti Ertiga) and Mahindra Marazzo (Mahindra Marazzo) in India. Kia has made it clear that it will not launch any of its hatchback models in the Indian car market and will bring only utility vehicles.
This mid-size MPV from Kia Motors will be based on the platform of its current model Seltos but will be slightly larger and a completely different product from the Celtos. In Kia's lineup, it will be offered above the Celtos and below the Carnival. Kia has said that the price of this new MPV will be affordable and it will be a 7-seater that will get enough space. Kia's main competition in this segment will be the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. Last year, Maruti Suzuki sold around 93,000 units of the Ertiga despite a slump in the auto sector in 2019.
A report states that what may work in favor of Kia Motors is that Maruti Suzuki has discontinued the Ertiga diesel model. Due to which the taxicab sector will be greatly affected. Due to this, Kia can benefit from the business segment. Kia has said that by the end of 2021, the new mid-size MPV will be launched in the Indian market and will also be exported to the international market.
Kia Sonet Engine
Kia Motors' next product in the Indian market will be the sub-compact SUV Kia Sonet. Its 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine will get DCT and manual transmission. At the same time, intelligent manual transmission with 1.2 liters and diesel engines will get a 6-speed manual and automatic transmission.
Kia Sonet fights
Its main competition in this segment will be Maruti Brezza (Maruti Suzuki Brezza), Hyundai Venue (Hyundai Venue), Tata Nexon (Tata Nexon) and Mahindra XUV300 (Mahindra XUV300). The company can launch Kia Sonet at the end of 2020 this year during the festival season i.e. September-October.