Kia announced a budget crossover and a “premium” minivan

Kia announced a budget crossover and a “premium” minivan

December 5, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Korean automaker intends to expand its lineup for the Indian market with two new products.

Recall that in 2019 the new budget crossover Kia Seltos debuted in the Indian market. Moreover, the model is assembled at a local factory in Anantapur, the construction of which began in 2017. On the conveyor of the officially launched enterprise on December 5, only the only model is Seltos. However, this will change soon and two new products will be released here.

The company has not yet revealed the names of new products, noting only that it is a “premium minivan” and “a compact entry-level crossover”. As for the first, the photo spies have already caught him on the roads of India: this is the global current MPV Carnival. It will become the second model of the brand on the market, its production will start at the beginning of next year, a little later it will reach dealers. The presentation of the local version of the “premium” MPV will take place approximately in February 2020 as part of the Delhi Motor Show.

Much more interesting is the second novelty, which will be a compact crossover. He also repeatedly fell into the lenses of photo spies. This model has a factory index QYI and is an analog of the Hyundai Venue. Its sales in India will start in the second half of next year.

It is expected that this SUV will share the engine range with the Venue. The latter is offered in the Indian market with petrol 1.2-liter 83-horsepower and 1.0-liter 120-horsepower units, as well as a 1.4-liter CRDI turbodiesel with a return of 90 hp. At the same time, the base engine at the Hyundai cross is aggregated with a 5-speed manual gearbox, others – with a 6-speed. The most powerful motor relies with automatic gearbox with two clutches. Four-wheel drive in the new Kia will not.