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Upcoming KIA Cars in India in 2022

South Korean car manufacturer KIA has been dominating the Indian market with their exceptional cars that offer top-tier specifications and performances. With SUVs being the most popular car segment in the country, it comes as no surprise that KIA has been doing exceptionally well. The currently available Seltos, Sonet, Carens, and Carnival are perfect examples of what KIA has to offer. But what can we expect in the coming months? Let’s take a look at the upcoming KIA cars expected to make their way to India in 2022.

MODELEXPECTED PRICE
KIA EV6Rs. 65.00 Lakh
KIA SportageRs. 25.00 Lakh
KIA Carnival 2022Rs. 26.00 Lakh
KIA Seltos 2023Rs. 10.00 Lakh

KIA EV6

Expected Launch15 June 2022
Battery77.4 kWh Lithium-Ion
Expected Range500 Kms

As EVs or Electric Vehicles are becoming a lot more popular in India, the KIA EV6 is destined to be one of the most exciting options in the market. The 5-seater SUV has been making headlines for the last few months and is finally ready to hit Indian roads this summer. The EV6 will feature a 77.4 kWh Lithium-Ion battery which is expected to offer the SUV a range of about 500 Kms on a full charge. In terms of drivetrain options, the EV6 will be available as a Rear-Wheel Drive with a single electric motor as well as an All-Wheel Drive with dual electric motors. The single motor option will generate up to 229Ps of power and 350Nm of torque while the dual electric motor will produce 325Ps of power and 605Nm of torque. Alongside the regular charging option, the EV6 will allow fast charging that will take the car from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. Some of the features that are expected to feature on the EV6 include a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, powered and ventilated seats, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, and automatic air-conditioning. In terms of safety, the KIA EV6 will feature all the latest equipment including, 8 airbags, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors, and automatic emergency braking.

KIA Sportage

Expected Launch10 July 2022
Engine2.0L Petrol, 2.0L Diesel
Transmission6-Speed Manual, 8-Speed Automatic

While the upcoming Sportage is in its fourth generation from KIA, the model is yet to make its way to India. Fortunately, though, we believe that the latest model will make its way over given the fact that the SUV segment is truly flourishing in the country. Also, the KIA Seltos has been doing extremely well in India and is growing in popularity every day. This might push KIA to launch the Sportage in the country as well. While there isn’t a lot of information about the Sportage right now, we expect the SUV to be similar to what is offered on the Hyundai Tucson and will immediately compete with the likes of the Tucson, Mahindra XUV500, and the Jeep Compass. Like the Tucson, we can expect the Sportage to come with a 2.0L petrol engine that generates 155Ps of power and 192Nm of torque. There is also a 2.0L diesel engine that produces 185Ps of power and 400Nm of torque. Both the engines will most likely be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard with the option for upgrading to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Some of the features we are expecting on the Sportage include a panoramic sunroof, multiple airbags, and an electronically adjustable driver seat.

KIA Carnival 2022

Expected Launch15 December 2022
EnginePetrol, Diesel
TransmissionManual, Automatic

We have already discussed the popularity of KIA’s already available SUVs in the country but there could be a lot more to love about the South Korean manufacturer in the coming months. Dubbed the Carnival 2022, KIA has kept the MPV under wraps, and everything about it a secret. However, there are some details that have been leaked and we can expect the Carnival 2022 to come as 7, 9, and 11 seaters. The new Carnival is expected to get some new SUV-Esque details with sharper lines and modern looks. In other design looks, the Carnival 2022 is expected to come with new LED DRLs, headlamps, and taillights. When it comes to engine options, there is no news about the Carnival 2022 but we can expect it to be powered by both petrol and diesel engines. In terms of features, the Carnival 2022 is expected to come with a new digital console dashboard, two 12.3-inch touchscreens for the instrument cluster and the infotainment system, and a new climate control panel, second-row USB charging ports, and a few more upgrades. As of now, not much is known about the Carnival 2022, but it is definitely going to be a popular choice in the country when it is finally launched.

KIA Seltos 2023

Expected Launch05 May 2023
Engine1.5L Petrol, 1.4L Turbocharged Petrol, 1.5L Diesel
Transmission6-Speed Manual, 7-Speed DCT, CVT, 6-Speed Torque Converter

The KIA Seltos is the best-selling car from the manufacturer in the country and that has quickly led to KIA announcing that they would be launching the facelifted Seltos 2023 in India soon. Not a lot is expected to change from the currently available Seltos and the 2023 variant will still come as a 5-seater. Under the hood, the Seltos 2023 is expected to house the same engine options that are found in the current Seltos. There will be a 1.5L petrol engine that will produce 115Ps of power and 144Nm of torque, a 1.4L Turbocharged-petrol unit that will generate 140Ps of power and 242Nm of torque, and a 1.5L diesel engine that will produce 115Ps of power and 250Nm of torque. In the transmission department, the Seltos 2023 will come with a 6-speed manual as standard while the 1.4L Turbo-petrol engine will get a 7-speed DCT. The 1.5L petrol engine will be paired to a CVT gearbox whereas the 1.5L diesel will get a 6-speed torque converter gearbox. Lastly, the 1.5L petrol engine will also get an option of a 6-speed iMT or a Clutchless Manual gearbox. Some of the features that are expected to make their way to the Seltos 2023 include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a digital driver’s display, ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, and an air purifier. The Seltos 2023 will also retain the safety features from the current model which include 6 airbags, Hill-Assist Control, Electronic Stability Control, ABS with EBD, parking sensors, ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors, and Advanced Driver Assistance System.

KIA is gearing up for another excellent year in India with the upcoming cars listed here and we are just as excited to see how they perform. Considering that KIA has impressed in terms of performance, comfort, reliability, and style, the cars mentioned here should prove to be just as impressive (or even better). Which of the upcoming KIA cars would you be most interested in?

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