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Upcoming Kia Compact SUV

Kia Compact SUV
August 2020 Expected Launch
7 - 11 Lakhs Expected Price

Kia Motors will launch the Seltos by the end of the month, followed by the Grand Carnival which will debut sometime early next year. The third model in the pipeline is a compact SUV based on the same platform as the Hyundai Venue.

Set to rivals against the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Hyundai Venue, the model will feature the signature Kia Motors design philosophy. The company’s plant located in Andhra Pradesh has an annual production capacity of 3 lakh units. Since the Seltos and Grand Carnival will not make up for complete utilisation of this factory, Kia Motors will be working on more mainstream products including the new compact SUV.

Feature wise, the Kia compact SUV is expected to be equipped with similar features as that of the Venue, including the UVO connect technology and app, as well as eSIM for internet connectivity. Powertrain options will be carried over from the Venue and will include a 1.2-litre Kappa motor, 1.0-litre TGDi motor and a 1.4-litre CRDi motor. The 1.0-litre unit will be available with a seven-speed DCT as an option while the diesel unit will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission.

In India, the upcoming Kia compact SUV will go up against the likes of the Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300 and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Kia is expected to price the model aggressively, in the range of Rs 7-11 lakhs (ex-showroom).

Key Specifications

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  • 1.2-litre

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