- Kia’s upcoming MPV could be the carmaker’s fourth model in India.
- Likely to share the Seltos’s 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines.
- Both engines should be offered with manual and automatic transmissions.
- Could feature connected car tech, sunroof, ventilated seats, and a wireless phone charger.
Kia Motors’ current India portfolio consists of the Sonet, Seltos, and Carnival. Now, the latest spy shots show a Kia MPV, likely to be the carmaker’s fourth offering here, testing on our shores. Here’s all you need to know:
The upcoming MPV could be a potential Mahindra Marazzo rival, considering it looks larger than the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. While the camouflage kept most of the design elements hidden, we could spot the sleek LED DRLs and dual-spoke alloy wheels. The rear wheels also come with disc brakes for better stopping power. Overall, it looks like an MPV from its profile and silhouette.
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The upcoming model will likely borrow features from the Seltos and Sonet, including the 10.25-inch infotainment system with connected car tech, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, Bose sound system, sunroof, ventilated seats, and wireless phone charger. Safety should be taken care of by multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, parking sensors with a parking camera, and electronic stability control.
It’s still too early to talk about engines, but we wouldn’t rule out the 115PS 1.5-litre petrol and diesel units. A 6-speed manual should come as standard. The petrol engine could be offered with an optional CVT, while the diesel engine could come with an optional 6-speed torque converter automatic.
The Kia MPV is likely to go on sale by early-2022 and will lock horns with the Mahindra Marazzo. It could also be an alternative to the Toyota Innova Crysta.
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