Kia SP Concept SUV is going to be the South Korean automaker’s first product in India. This urban compact SUV is scheduled to launch in India by late 2019. It will fall in the price bracket of INR 9 lakh to INR 15 lakh. Hence competing against the likes of Hyundai Creta.
Kia Motors has come to India all guns blazing. This South Korean automaker, a subsidiary of Hyundai Motors is all set to launch its first product in India by 2019. This all-new product, as confirmed by Kia, is going to be an urban compact SUV. And it will be based on the SP Concept that the automaker showcased at this year Auto Expo in Delhi. We are expecting Kia to launch the SP Concept SUV in India sometime around the festive season next year. This new vehicle will fall in the price segment of INR 9 lakh to 15 lakh. As a result of this, it will compete against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the upcoming Jeep Renegade. More on this vehicle below, read on!
KIA SP Concept SUV- Launch
The Kia SP Concept is expected to go into production by mid-2019. If all goes well, the automaker might even launch their first SUV in the nation by the festive season of 2019. But, Kia is new here and however aspirational they might get, certain things might not go their way and we expect the launch of the SUV to be delayed to early 2020.
|Launch Date (expected)||Second Half 2019|
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KIA SP Concept SUV- Price
India being a price sensitive market, Kia Motors will have to work hard to keep the final cost in check. Reports online suggest a starting price for the upcoming SUV to be around INR 15 lakh with the top variant costing around INR 18 lakh. Comparing the price to its competitors, the Kia SUV costs a little more than Hyundai Creta but undercuts the Jeep Compass. This segment will also receive increased competition from local manufacturers like Tata and Mahindra.
|Expected Prices||INR 9 lakh – INR 14 lakh|
KIA SP Concept SUV- Specifications
Did you know that as of December 2015, Hyundai owns a major share in Kia Motor Corporation? This allows the company to use resources from each other to keep the research and development costs in check. The Kia SUV will most likely borrow its platform from the Hyundai Creta. The front fascia of the SP Concept follows the company’s design theme but since its an SUV, the design is much more intimidating and aggressive. The rear portion of the SP Concept derives cues from the Certa and the Sportage SUV.
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KIA SP Concept SUV- Features & Selling Points
In order to sell their product in a very competitive market, Kia might offer its customers loads of features in their cars. Indians sure love the long list of features on the brochure which was the sole reason for the success of the Mahindra XUV500. Taking cues from its Indian competitors, Kia might also offer a long list of features in their upcoming cars. The upcoming 5-seater SUV, for instance, is expected to carry the fully digital instrument cluster from the concept to production. Upon launch, the Kia SUV will be the only car in the segment to have such feature.
KIA SP Concept SUV- Competition
As mentioned before, the SP concept based SUV is going to cost in-between the mark of INR 9 lakh to 14 lakh. As a result of this, it will compete against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and the upcoming Jeep Renegade.
- Hyundai Creta
- Renault Duster
- Nissan Terrano
- Mahindra Scorpio
- 2018 Jeep Renegade
Kia SP Concept SUV- Overview
|Model||Kia SP Concept SUV|
|Launch Date||Festive Season 2019|
|Price||INR 9 Lakh to INR 15 Lakh|
|Fuel||Petrol / Diesel|
|Engine||1.6-litre VTVT / 1.6-litre CRDi|
|Power||121 BHP / 126 BHP|
|Torque||154 Nm / 265 BHP|
|Transmission||6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Auto|
|Mileage||14-15km/l / 19-20km/l|
|Features||Touchscreen Infotainment System, Auto Climate, Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, Alloy Wheels|
|Safety Features||Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera|
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