Kia Motors India is working in direction of increasing its presence in the MPV class in our market. After launching the Kia Carnival premium MPV earlier this yr, the Korean automaker has its sights now educated on the decrease section and can launch an all-new, mid-size MPV in early 2022. The upcoming mannequin will likely be made obtainable with each, petrol and diesel engines.
- Kia MPV to have related dimensions to the Mahindra Marazzo
- Equipment listing to be similar because the Kia Seltos
- 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines to characteristic
All-new Kia MPV positioning
Based on the Kia Seltos’ platform, the Kia MPV will likely be positioned between the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (4,395mm in size) and Toyota Innova Crysta (4,735mm in size), and is anticipated to have dimensions related to the Mahindra Marazzo (4,585mm in size).
For reference, in Kia’s personal line-up, the MPV will likely be barely larger than the Seltos (4,315mm-long), although nonetheless a couple of sizes smaller than the 5,115mm-long Carnival. And as a trademark of a succesful folks service, the mannequin is anticipated to have enough house for seven seats.
In phrases of styling, anticipate the Kia MPV to observe the corporate’s newest design language, replete with the model’s signature ‘Tiger Nose’ grille and sharp headlamps.
All-new Kia MPV options
In addition to an edgy styling and quite a lot of powertrains, a fully-loaded gear listing is one thing that has discovered a lot favour in the Kia Sonet and Seltos, and the carmaker is about to lengthen the identical philosophy to its MPV as effectively. Expect the upcoming mannequin to have the identical set of options because the Seltos.
For the uninitiated, Kia’s mid-size SUV packs in equipment like a rear view digicam, smartphone connectivity, alloy wheels, DRLs, push button begin, cruise management, energy home windows and ambient lighting throughout a majority of its vary. Higher variants are critically loaded and boast of apparatus together with related automotive tech, sunroof, ventilated entrance seats, air air purifier, 360-degree digicam, blind spot monitor and head-up show.
All-new Kia MPV engine line-up
While diesel engines nonetheless stay the selection for these anticipating greater working, the reputation of petrols has soared with the swap to BS6 norms. To cater to a wider viewers then, Kia will likely be providing each powertrains with its mid-size MPV.
The mainstay of the MPV vary will likely be a 1.5-litre diesel engine, whereas a 1.5-litre petrol mill will even be on supply, powering the bottom variants. Both powertrains can be found with the Kia Seltos, the place they make an equivalent 115hp of energy.
Quite a lot of engine choices ought to give the Kia an edge in the MPV class. In comparability, the Ertiga is a petrol-only mannequin for now, whereas the Marazzo will get a sole 1.5-litre diesel engine (although a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol unit is anticipated in the Mahindra MPV quickly).
Armed with loads of gear and powertrain selections, anticipate Kia to make a splash in the MPV section with its future product, simply because it has achieved in the SUV class.
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