South Korean automaker Kia, marked its comeback in Pakistan last year with the launch of luxurious Grand Carnival. Alongside, the Frontier K2700 commercial pickup was also introduced in the market.
The Kia Grand Carnival wowed the public with its superior looks, exceptional built quality, array of features and equipment and a reasonable price tag. It was exciting to see a unique design and quality for family commute.
Now Kia seems to be well on course to launch its SUV in Pakistan, which is likely going to be the Sportage. Kia is currently visiting various cities across Pakistan along with their stylish Grand Carnival, Sportage SUV and some other vehicles. The Kia Picanto & Rio hatchbacks were already spotted testing on the roads a year earlier.
According to Kia’s official Facebook page, they are on tour of Pakistan covering major cities including Karachi, Gwadar, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Bahawalpur, Multan, Faisalabad, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Peshawar and will end its tour in Islamabad. Yesterday, 3 Kia cars were spotted in Lahore where the test drive experience was being provided to the customers.
According to their schedule, they will reach Peshawar on the 17th of February, so those looking forward for the exciting cars must visit and get the firsthand experience. Kia Motors Pakistan believes in giving a different kind of experience to its customers. Hence, test drives will be provided at each visiting cities. The event is open for everyone who are car enthusiasts and want to get the feel of Kia cars.
Kia seems to have bigger plans in store for this year. They are coming to the people and ensuring that their customers get to experience their products on first hand basis. This is an amazing opportunity which should not be missed. Anyone who wants to get the true exposure of what Kia will be launching this year in Pakistan, should visit their events.
Globally, Kia is largely acknowledged for its superior quality, reliability and above all some striking designs which has helped the company win a number of international awards, and the Sportage is just one of such examples. It is the winner of the 2016 Red Dot Award for Car Design, and IIHS Top Safety Pick rating for 2017.
The Sportage measures 4480x1855x1655mm with a wheelbase of 2670mm. Overall its considerably bigger than the Honda HR-V/ Vezel and Suzuki Vitara while having a bigger wheelbase too, which results in better interior space for the occupants.
Moreover, the lucrative offer is the 4 year/ 100,000 km warranty by Kia Motors Pakistan, which is the highest offered by any automaker operating in Pakistan. Reportedly, Kia Motors Pakistan is eying to start local production of vehicles by 2019. Those willing to buy an SUV, or planning to upgrade from a sedan should watch out for the Kia Sportage, as it will be worth the wait and something distinctively special for the auto consumers of our country.
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