Kia to Begin Operations in India with SP-Concept Based SUV

Kia is working on to make an entry in the Indian car market on a faster pace. Earlier this year Kia announced its plans to enter Indian market in 2019, with 16 models & concepts showcased at the India AutoExpo 2018.

One of the very first vehicles to be launched in Indian market will be the production version of the SP Concept. The Kia SP Concept was also showcased at the 2018 AutoExpo. The concept’s front-end comprises a large Tiger Nose grille in an edgy silver frame, gloss black inserts and positioning lamps flowing, slim headlamps, silver skid plate and vertical air vents with vertical fog lights on their sides. On the sides the concept has sleek rear view mirrors with dynamic turn signals, flush door handles and 20-inch two-tone alloy wheels.

At the rear, design highlights include a chrome tailgate garnish that flows into wraparound tail lamps, silver bumper garnish and silver skid plate. Up top, Kia has fitted an LED flood light strip, in an effort to make the concept look as much of an SUV as possible.

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Kia’s official video of the Kia SP Concept shows its interior with features like two-spoke multi-function steering wheel, dual-display setup for the virtual instrument cluster and the infotainment system, multi-color ambient lighting in the door panels, touch-operated climate control panel, an electric parking brake and a drive mode selector.

Kia had invited people to choose the name for the SP concept via an online poll. As per the latest results so far, the ‘Trazor’ name appears to be the most popular, followed by ‘Tusker’, ‘SP-Z’  and ‘Trailster’. The company will officially announce the final selected name of the SP Concept based SUV soon.

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The Kia SP Concept’s production version is expected to ride on the same platform as the Hyundai Creta. Following the launch of SP Concept based SUV, a premium hatchback and another crossover SUV will be launched. Furthermore as per recent reports, based on the public response to its products at the Auto Expo, the Kia Stonic and Kia Grand Carnival are also under consideration for the Indian market.

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