About Kia :
Kia is a South Korean car manufacturing company which was founded 1944. Kia motors is the second largest automobile manufacturing company of South Korea and was acquired by Hyundai motors on 31st dec 2015. Hyundai being the sister company of Kia motors holds 33.88% shares in the company
Kia is all set to launch in India and have their production in Andhra Pradesh(AP) whose annual production capacity in 3,00,000 units.
Kia Motors launched in India on 20 June 2019 and introduced their new car Kia Seltos to the public.
Kia Seltos :
Kia Seltos will be the first car Kia motors will launch in India. Kia Seltos is a subcompact cross SUV which is slightly bigger than Hyundai Creta and a bit smaller than TATA Harrier in size.
Length : 4315mm
Width : 1800mm
Height : 1620mm
Wheelbase : 2610mm
Ground clearance : 190mm
The Kia Seltos will be available in both petrol and diesel variants. The best part of Kia Seltos is that the engine comes with bs6 (Bharat stage VI) norms.
The car will have a 1.5 Ltr petrol engine with 144 Nm of torque and 1.4 Ltr turbocharged diesel engine with 250 Nm of torque.
The car is filled a lot of features like :
- Multi economy modes
- 6 airbags
- AI based voice command
- 360 degree camera
- Auto cooling, and many more…
Overall I think the company has done very well in creating demand and brand awareness part but the main problem lies in the pricing of the product.
The prices have not been released in the market, but after looking at the dimensions and the features offered by the car, I think the expected price will be starting from 12.5 lakh to 18 lakh.