Kia is preparing to pull the spreads off another minimized SUV that will space underneath the Seltos and in competition with the Ford EcoSport, Opel Crossland X and Renault Captur. Kia’s up and coming reduced SUV styling will be based on the design of the Hyundai Venue, yet will have totally remarkable unique styling.
After the flight of the Soul, Kia Motors SA hasn’t offered an item in the clamoring crossover family car section. In any case, the entirety of that changed with the appearance of the new Seltos. The Seltos has one of the more innovatively propelled interiors in its division– one that feels impeccably in step with a contender at the upper finish of the conservative family vehicle segment.
The Kia SUV will share close similarities to the Hyundai Venue that was recently launched in South Africa, flaunting comparable measurements and mechanicals. Be that as it may, as the representations suggest, the new offering will have completely unique styling that almost looks like the Sorento in the front and the Sportage at the back.
The newcomer is expected to share close similarities of its suspension and engine to the Venue, with the backbone of the range being Hyundai’s 1-liter, three-cylinder turbo-petrol unit, which produces 88kW and 172Nm. Gearbox choices are probably going to incorporate six-speed manual and seven-speed DTC double clutch units, with the two derivatives driving the front wheels as it were. A 1.2-liter ordinarily suctioned petroleum and 1.5-liter turbodiesel are additionally likely to be offered in the Indian market.
There have been a few design sketches shown that give a glimpse preview of what to expect of the new crossover. The concept will only make its official debut in February at the Delhi Auto Expo. The production variant-known as the Sonet-is expected to go into production in the second half of the year.
Kia South Africa says it’s too early to affirm whether the new crossover SUV is bound for our shores, yet we’d absolutely be amazed in the event that it wasn’t in the pipeline.
In the overly crowed family-vehicle section, it’s hard to convey an item that stands apart head and shoulders over the rest. Kia’s newcomer has risen some place close to the exceptionally top of its group. Neighborhood renditions won’t be as extravagantly prepared as their Indian partners, yet key item qualities – amazing inhabitant and stacking space, manufacture quality and refinement still remain.
By Noni Nchwe