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Kia SP Concept Based Mid-Sized SUV Official Design Sketches Revealed

Kia SP Concept Based Mid-Sized SUV Official Design Sketches Revealed

Snapshot: Kia SP Concept based mid-sized SUV will be available in both petrol and diesel fuel trims, while priced in a bracket of Rs 10-16 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, India).

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Kia Motors India has revealed the official design sketches of its first product, the SP-concept based small SUV, in the country. The South-Korean automaker also announced that it will be launched in the second half of 2019 in the Indian market. Having had its world premiere at the 2018 Auto Expo in Greater Noida, Kia SP SUV will challenge the likes of Hyundai Creta, MG Hector, Tata Harrier and Nissan Kicks. The first offering from Kia, Hyundai's sister brand, is expected to be priced in a range of Rs 10-16 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, India).

Know everything about the Kia SP Concept based mid-sized SUV!

Speaking of the new SUV, it will have a a wide Tiger nose grille, long hood and a stylish front bumper. It will also flaunt three-dimensional LED headlamps which will extend till the radiator grille. It is also learnt that the Kia SP would ride on dual-tone alloy wheels while featuring roof rails and a LED tail lamp cluster. The rear bumper will come with a metallic muffler effect. It has been further known that the SUV will have disc brakes on all the four wheels. Kia SP is believed to feature an array of top-notch features, including a fully digital instrument cluster. Several reports claim that the SUV will be christened as the Tusker or even Trailster, but nothing is official as of now.

Kia SP SUV Rear Design Sketch Revealed

Mechanically, Kia SP based SUV will be available in both petrol and diesel fuel trims with BS VI compliant 1.5L engines respectively. Both the petrol and diesel engines will be offered with both manual as well as automatic transmissions. However, it is also rumored that the company is also contemplating introduction of a 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine which will develop top power of 140bhp. This engine will be linked to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission alongwith paddle shifters. The new SUV has undergone series production at Kia's new production facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh from January 2019. Also, besides India, it will be exported to several international markets from Andhra Pradesh.

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