Kia has launched its new compact crossover

Kia has launched its new compact crossover

February 13, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The new compact SUV Kia Tusker crossover will be built on the same modular platform as the next-generation Hyundai Creta

Kia has embarked on the road tests of its new compact crossover, which is being developed for the global market. The first spy photos of a car called Tusker published the Motor1 edition. It is expected that the premiere of the novelty will take place this spring.

In the pictures, the crossover is hidden under camouflage, but now we can say that the design of the car will be made based on the SP concept car shown at the motor show in Indian New Delhi in 2018. From the prototype, the serial version will differ in different optics and other bumpers.

Kia Tusker will be built on the same modular platform as the next-generation Hyundai Creta. According to preliminary data, the 1.4-liter supercharged “four” will be included in the engine range, which is installed on the third-generation Ceed. Power unit will be 140 horsepower. In addition, the crossover will be available with an atmospheric two-liter engine with an impact of 150 horsepower.

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 system of a full drive for a novelty is not provided.

The closest Kia premiere will be a compact crossover built on the basis of the third generation Ceed model. The debut of this model is expected at the Geneva Motor Show in March. In the Kia model lineup, the novelty will take place between the Sportage and Stonic crossovers. From the standard hatchback car will be different increased ground clearance, other wheels, as well as plastic protection of the lower part of the body.