Kia Motors is one of the popular and second largest South Korean carmaker, which is looking to make its presence felt in the global market. India is among the highly competitive and huge markets for automobiles, which attracts many manufacturers. Kia Motors has opted to introduce its premium cars at the event of 2018 Auto Expo, following their launches at a later period. Here we bring to you the list of upcoming Kia cars at Auto Expo 2018.
The Kia Sportage is the first model in our list of upcoming Kia cars at the Auto Expo 2018. It is a compact SUV from the company, which has already been imported to India for the biggest event in the country. Kia has also started the testing of the SUV in the country, which clearly indicates a sooner launch.
The Kia Sportage is a premium SUV and is among the oldest cars to be sold globally. Currently, it is in the fourth generation and bears modern styling along with the advanced technical features to keep you interested. It shares its engine mechanism with that of the Hyundai Tucson.
The new Kia offers the option of two engines- a 2.0-litre VTVT petrol and a 2.0-litre CRDi diesel unit. The former engine produces a maximum power output of 155 bhp, while the later develops 185 bhp. The transmission option includes a six-speed manual gearbox and an automatic unit. It is most likely to be launched by the end of 2019 in India within a price range of Rs. 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom).
The South Korean automaker is likely to display the premium hatchback, Picanto at the event. It will compete against the likes of Hyundai Grand i10, Maruti Suzuki Swift and Tata Tiago. The car made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
The new hatchback flaunts an aggressive front profile featuring a squared bonnet, swept-back headlamps, mesh grille with the chrome border and LED DRLs. Inside the car, there are some impressive features on offer which offer a good drivability.
The Kia Picanto comes with two engine option- a 1.2-litre petrol and an all-new 1.2-litre diesel unit. For transmission, there is the option of a five-speed manual and an automatic gearbox. It will be priced competitively between Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 8 lakh (ex-showroom).
The all-new Kia Cerato is also lined up to make its Indian debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Recently, it made its debut at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show, which revealed a lot about the upcoming sedan. It is most likely to be launched in 2019 in the international market, followed by an Indian launch.
The new Kia Cerato has got the style and sting, which one looks for in a small-sized car. Its design has been inspired by the power-packed Stinger fastback, while it also gets some significant tweaks in terms of styling from the elder sibling. The bonnet with more crease and the tiger nose front grille are the major highlights. However, it continues to retain the same previous 2.0-litre petrol engine under the hood. It is expected to be priced around Rs. 12 lakh (ex-showroom).
The 2018 Auto Expo is going to witness the auto-giant, Kia to make its way to the Indian market. Its upcoming cars are going to be exciting products for the Indians, which are expected to be received well. Moreover, if you want to compare any of these cars with the existing models in the country, you can easily do it on Autoportal.com.