Kia India Launch in 2019; $1.1 Billion Earmarked to Set Up Plant

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Kia Motors, which is mainly a group firm of South Korean car-maker giant Hyundai, is readying itself to make a foray into the ever-growing Indian automotive trade. The automaker plans to pump in as a lot as Rs 7,050 Crore ($1.1 Billion) to setup its first manufacturing facility on Indian soil. Subsequently, they can even set up its dealership community in India.

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The car-maker will quickly sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh authorities to setup its new plant in Anantapur district. The upcoming Kia Motors manufacturing facility in India will have an annual manufacturing capability of 3 lakh autos. With an official market launch scheduled to happen in late 2019, the Korean automotive firm has plans to focus on the likes of Maruti Suzuki. The producer has additional said that it plans to provide and promote India-specific merchandise, which is able to embrace a compact sedan and a compact SUV.

Kia India Launch Date

Launch Date October 2019

Kia India launch date will fall within the second-half of 2019. There are excessive probabilities that the Korean auto giant will bank upon a festive season launch to learn from the next demand for new cars. Of course, the producer will announce an official launch date at a later stage, however for now, everybody’s anticipating a Q3, 2019 launch of Kia cars in India.

Kia Vehicles for India

Like we stated, the producer plans to introduce an India-specific Compact Sedan and a Compact SUV in India. Aside from this, we’re additionally anticipating Kia to deliver a lot of its well-liked mainstream products to our shores. Amongst others, the range of upcoming new automobiles in India ought to embrace the Picanto, Ceed, Forte, Sorento and Sportage. Right here’s a fast look at these Kia cars.

Kia Picanto


Engine Description 1.2 L Turbo Diesel, 1.2 L Petrol
Maximum Power 74 BHP, 81 BHP
Maximum Torque 190 Nm, 114 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel, Petrol
Gearbox 5-speed Manual and 4-speed Automatic

The Picanto is more likely to turn out to be one of the first Kia cars to return to India. It can rival its own cousin, the Hyundai Grand i10, together with different models just like the Maruti Suzuki Swift. Engine choices will embrace the identical 1.2-litre Petrol and Diesel models that power the Grand i10. The Picanto has sufficient resemblance with the Grand i10, however features a way more aggressive-looking nose.

Kia Rio Sedan


The Rio is more likely to turn out to be the first of the two Kia cars in India. It can go on to rival the likes of Maruti Ciaz and Honda City. It should additionally rival its own cousin, the Hyundai Verna. The Rio sedan seems good, is high on features and for India, may supply the identical 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre Petrol and Diesel engines that come on the Verna.

Kia Ceed

Engine Description 1.4 L Turbo Diesel, 1.6 L Petrol
Maximum Power 114 BHP, 120 BHP
Maximum Torque 260 Nm, 154 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel, Petrol
Gearbox 6-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic

Anticipated to come here for a starting value of Rs 7.5 lakh, the Ceed is a big premium hatchback that would very properly pave means for different massive hatchbacks, just like the Volkswagen Golf, to come to India. Pricing ought to be very aggressive and the Ceed gives a range of Petrol and Diesel engines. For India, it would include a 1.4 L Diesel and a 1.6 Litre Petrol. Each these engines are Euro-6 compliant.

Kia Stonic


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Engine Description 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter Turbo
Maximum Power
Maximum Torque
Gasoline Kind Diesel
Gearbox 6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic

Kia might launch the Stonic in India. The Stonic is a compact SUV that made its public debut earlier this mont. It shares its underpinnings with the i20. The Stonic measures 4.1-metres in length, which suggests Kia might decided to suv-4-metre version to benefit from lower duties. The Stonic is more likely to launch here with a 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre diesel engines. Each the engines will supply a choice of manual and automatic transmissions. Costs are more likely to begin at roughly Rs 8 lakh.

Kia Forte


Engine Description 2.0-liter Atkinson Petrol
Maximum Power 155 BHP
Maximum Torque 195 Nm
Fuel Type Petrol
Gearbox 6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic

The Kia Forte seems to be like a really competent Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra. Expected to have a beginning value of Rs 13 Lakh, the Forte will get a very modern 2.0-liter Atkinson I-4 petrol engine that may be purchased with both a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. This second era transmission has been engineered to supply a excessive gasoline economic system.

Kia Stinger


Engine Description 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 Lambda II engine
Maximum Power 365 BHP
Maximum Torque 510 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel
Gearbox 8-speed Automatic

Kia Motors America (KMA) previewed the 2018 Stinger on the 2018 North American International Auto Show. Mainly a five-passenger fastback, the Stinger is guarantees to be the highest-performance production car from Kia. Its India debut is prone to happen on the Auto Expo 2018.

Kia Sorento


Engine Description 2.2-litre, E-VGT
Maximum Power 195 BHP
Maximum Torque 445 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel
Gearbox 6-speed Automatic

The Kia Sorento is a mid-size SUV that will get a really suave styling and a really bold stance. It incorporates a 2200cc E-VGT engine that outputs 195 BHP and 445 Nm. The engine comes together with a 6-speed Automatic Gearbox. It boasts a 70-litres gasoline tank. Costs are more likely to begin at Rs 24 lakh.

Kia Sportage


Engine Description 2.0-litre
Maximum Power 184 BHP
Maximum Torque 392 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel
Gearbox 6-speed Automatic

The Sportage is the longest-running nameplate from the popular South Korean car producer. The latest model will get up to date design and plenty of modern driver assistance technologies. It contains a 2.0-litre Diesel motor that outputs 184 BHP and 392 Nm. The engine comes together with a 6-speed Automatic Transmission. In India, the new Kia Sportage will go on to rival the likes of upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan and Jeep Compass. Prices will begin at roughly Rs 20 lakh.

Keep tuned to Mintpedia for contemporary information updates on Kia India Launch Date, Vehicles and sellers in India. Additionally watch this area for full particulars and review of all new vehicles by Kia.

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