Kia To Introduce SP SUV in Sporty Avatar

The production version of the Kia SP SUV is scheduled to hit in the roads in August during this year in India as its concept model was showcased at Auto Expo 2018. Kia SP SUV will be the first car in the Indian market which is being offered by the Korean car manufacturer. The Kia Motors takes one step ahead and has started working on a more powerful, sportier version of the Kia SP SUV which is expected to unveil by 2020.

The Kia SP sportier version will be entirely different from the standard model and will come with more sportier features as well as a new body kit inside the cabin. The sportier version of Kia SUV expected to be equipped with a more powerful 1.4L turbo petrol engine that will be sufficient enough for 140bhp. This petrol engine variant will be matted with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox along with paddle shifters.

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The standard production model of Kia SUV is likely to come with two engine options -1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. The transmission duties can be taken from a manual and a torque converter automatic gearbox. Paddle Shifters would be definitely available in the upper variants of the automatic version in the future models of SUV in India. The interesting part is that the engine of Kia SUV is to be compliant with BS-IV norms rather than the BS-VI.

After the launch of Kia SP SUV, it would compete against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the upcoming Nissan Kicks in the Indian market. It is being speculated that the SUV will be available at a starting price of Rs 10 lakh and its top- variant might be priced at Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom).