Kia has introduced a new compact crossoverMarch 28, 2019
South Korean company showed a prototype of the SP Signature compact crossover at the Seoul Motor Show, the production version of which will share the platform with the next-generation Hyundai Creta
Kia has demonstrated the SP Signature concept compact crossover, which is designed to give an idea of a similar product model for the global market. The premiere of the car took place at the motor show in Seoul.
The novelty is a prototype of the Kia SP series, presented in 2018 at the auto show in Indian New Delhi. According to preliminary data, the product will be called Tusker and will debut in mid-April in New York.
Kia Tusker will be built on the same modular platform as the next-generation Hyundai Creta. On this chassis, it will be possible to create cars with a seven-seater cabin, but the Tusker will be offered exclusively with five seats.
As expected, the 1.4-liter 140-hp supercharged “four”, which is installed on the third-generation Ceed, will be included in the engine range. In addition, the crossover will be available with a 150-horsepower atmospheric two-liter engine.
The first motor is paired with a seven-speed robotized gearbox with two clutches, and the second will be combined with the new iVT variator. The car will be left without a full drive system to eliminate internal competition with the Hyundai Kona.
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