16 Kia Models and SP Prototype Debut at AutoExpo 2018
Kia has unveiled the impressive SP prototype, which made its public debut at AutoExpo 2018, along with 16 other models from the brand’s lineup.
The development of the SP concept is a new signature in the KIA range, designed specifically for the Indian market. The South Korean company started selling cars in India in the second half of 2019. Inspired by Indian heritage and culture, and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the SP prototype is proof of Kia’s ambition to introduce vehicles that meet the needs and specifics of the Indian market.
The futuristic SUV is designed for young consumers who are looking for the perfect combination of highly dynamic vision, aggressive design, modern technology and functionality. The combination of impressive exterior, sporty profile and solid appearance is sure to set new standards for the compact SUV segment in the country.
Peter Schreier, President and Chief Designer of KIA Motors Corporation, commented: “In the past few years, SUVs have become the preferred choice among Indian car users. Combining comfort, functionality and off-road performance, we intend to take over the SUV segment with our all-new model that will set new standards in the automotive market. However, the SP is a concept development, but the production model will be very close to what you see here at AutoExpo 2018.”
Kukhyun Shim, CEO and CEO of KIA Motors India (KMI), said: “We are delighted to enter the automotive market of India, which aims to become the fifth largest economy in the world this year. We at KMI are very pleased that our activities began at such a favorable time for the country. Forecasts suggest that in just a few years, India will become one of the largest automotive markets in the world. We are here in India to be part of a success story that has been driven by progressive government policies and sustainable development strategies. And we are here to win people’s trust and hearts by offering stylish, comfortable and high-tech KIA vehicles.”
The KIA lineup presented at AutoExpo 2018 includes:
The Picanto is a colorful city car with extra comfort and comfort for a fun ride, airbags as standard and extremely low fuel consumption.
Rio is a compact car with a sporty appearance, practical and economical. Winner of international awards, including the prestigious US IDEA Design Awards bronze medal.
Stonik — Designed for consumers who live in full swing, love adventure and push boundaries, the KIA Stonik brings a little freshness to the compact urban crossover segment.
Cerato — innovations, modern technologies and modernity.
Ceed — What happens when the winner of several European design awards is combined with the sporty silhouette and functionality of a sedan? The answer is KIA Seed. The modern design of the exterior and interior draws attention and invites users to share the driving pleasure.
Soul EV is KIA’s first all-electric vehicle, compact and environmentally friendly.
Cadence — attracts attention and exceeds expectations. Classic elegance. Exquisite style.
Stinger — With its charming posture, the Stinger is a symbol of a new era of highly dynamic styling, high performance and unrivaled road behavior.
Mojave — No matter what kind of roads you drive or what weather conditions, Mojave will give you peace of mind and comfort. A vehicle you can rely on anytime, anywhere.
Sorrento — The model is the perfect answer for those who don’t live up to standards but always expect more: impressive design, innovative technology and an absolute commitment to quality in every detail.
Sportage — this SUV model will be ready to take care of both smooth driving in city traffic and weekend adventures. The perfect combination of innovation, comfort and world-class design.
Grand Carnival will take you to a place where attractive design and smart features are combined with a deep understanding of your practical needs, coziness and comfort.
Niro Plug — The Niro Plug-In hybrid electric vehicle is the next step in the evolution of electricity.
Optima Hybrid — The KIA Optima stands out with its elegant, refined and ergonomic design in the luxury car segment, guaranteeing optimum driving performance and excellent fuel economy.