Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018

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That the Kia cars are about to launch in India is something that has by now become widely known. Kia Motors is the second-largest car manufacturer in South Korea and is planning to launch a handful of new cars in India. The manufacturer will make its public debut in India at the Auto Expo 2018, where it will showcase a handful of cars. While the Kia cars India launch will happen only in 2019, the company’s lineup at the Expo should give everyone a good idea about the company’s plans for its Indian operations. Here, in this post, we have put together details on all the upcoming Kia cars at Auto Expo 2018 –

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Cars at Auto Expo 2018 | Upcoming Kia Cars in India

Upcoming New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 

Like we said, the manufacturer plans to launch an India-specific Compact Sedan and a Compact SUV in India. Apart from these, we’re also expecting Kia to bring many of its popular mainstream products to our shores. Among others, the range of upcoming new Kia cars at Auto Expo 2018 should include the Picanto, Ceed, Forte, Sorento and Sportage. Here’s a quick glance at these Kia cars.

New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 – Kia Picanto

Engine Description 1.2 L Turbo Diesel, 1.2 L Petrol
Maximum Power 74 BHP, 81 BHP
Maximum Torque 190 Nm, 114 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel, Petrol
Gearbox 5-speed Manual and 4-speed Automatic

The Kia Picanto is likely to become one of the first Kia cars to come to India. It will rival its own cousin, the Hyundai Grand i10, along with other models like the Maruti Suzuki Swift. Engine options will include the same 1.2-litre Petrol and Diesel units that power the Grand i10. The Picanto has enough resemblance with the Grand i10, but features a much more aggressive-looking nose.

New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 – Kia Rio Sedan

New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 - Kia Rio India Launch Images

The Rio is likely to become the first of the two Kia cars in India. It will go on to rival the likes of Maruti Ciaz and Honda City. It will also rival its own cousin, the Hyundai Verna. The Kia Rio sedan looks good, is high on features and for India, could offer the same 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre Petrol and Diesel engines that come on the Verna.

New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 – Kia Ceed

Engine Description 1.4 L Turbo Diesel, 1.6 L Petrol
Maximum Power 114 BHP, 120 BHP
Maximum Torque 260 Nm, 154 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel, Petrol
Gearbox 6-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic

New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 - Kia Rio India Launch Images

Expected to come here for a starting price of Rs 7.5 lakh, the Ceed is a large premium hatchback that could very well pave way for other large hatchbacks, like the Volkswagen Golf, to come to India. Pricing should be very competitive and the Ceed offers a range of Petrol and Diesel engines. For India, it might come with a 1.4 L Diesel and a 1.6 Litre Petrol. Both these engines are Euro-6 compliant.

New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 – Kia Stonic

New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 - kia stonic images

Engine Description 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter Turbo
Maximum Power
Maximum Torque
Fuel Type Diesel
Gearbox 6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic

Kia could launch the Stonic in Indi. The Stonic is a compact SUV that made its public debut earlier this mont. It shares its underpinnings with the i20. The Stonic measures 4.1-metres in lenghth, which means Kia might decided to suv-4-metre version to benefit from lower duties. The Stonic is likely to launch here with a 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre diesel engines. Both the engines will offer a choice of manual and automatic transmissions. Prices are likely to start at roughly Rs 8 lakh.

New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 – Kia Forte

New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 - Kia Forte

Engine Description 2.0-liter Atkinson Petrol
Maximum Power 155 BHP
Maximum Torque 195 Nm
Fuel Type Petrol
Gearbox 6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic

The Kia Forte looks like a very competent Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra adversary. Expected to have a starting price of Rs 13 Lakh, the Forte gets a really modern 2.0-liter Atkinson I-4 petrol engine that can be bought with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. This second generation transmission has been engineered to offer a high fuel economy.

New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 – Kia Stinger

New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 - Kia Sorento India Launch Images - kia stinger india images

Engine Description 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 Lambda II engine
Maximum Power 365 BHP
Maximum Torque 510 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel
Gearbox 8-speed Automatic

Kia Motors America (KMA) previewed the 2018 Kia Stinger at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. Basically a five-passenger fastback, the Stinger is promises to be the highest-performance production vehicle from Kia. Its India debut is likely to take place at the Auto Expo 2018.

New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 – Kia Sorento

New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 - Kia Sorento India Launch Images

Engine Description 2.2-litre, E-VGT
Maximum Power 195 BHP
Maximum Torque 445 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel
Gearbox 6-speed Automatic

The Kia Sorento is a mid-size SUV that gets a really suave styling and a very bold stance. It features a 2200cc E-VGT engine that outputs 195 BHP and 445 Nm. The engine comes along with a 6-speed Automatic Gearbox. It boasts a 70-litres fuel tank. Prices are likely to start at Rs 24 lakh.

New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 – Kia Sportage

New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 - Kia Sportage India Launch Images

Engine Description 2.0-litre
Maximum Power 184 BHP
Maximum Torque 392 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel
Gearbox 6-speed Automatic

The Kia Sportage is the longest-running nameplate from the popular South Korean car manufacturer. The latest model gets contemporary design and many modern driver assistance technologies. It features a 2.0-litre Diesel motor that outputs 184 BHP and 392 Nm. The engine comes along with a 6-speed Automatic Transmission. In India, the new Kia Sportage will go on to rival the likes of upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan and Jeep Compass. Prices will start at roughly Rs 20 lakh.

Stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for latest news updates on Upcoming New Kia Cars at Auto Expo 2018 in Delhi, India. Also watch this space for full details on launch date and review of all new cars by Kia in India.

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