Kia has raked in good sales since its launch in 2019. Its products like the Seltos and Sonet have done quite well for the brand. But the global chip shortage and newer competition cars have dented Kia’s sales in the past few months. To counter this, Kia is bringing new and updated products to increase its sales. In today’s article, we will see upcoming cars from Kia India in 2022.
The MPV segment is quite popular in India. It is dominated by Maruti cars like the Ertiga and XL6. Kia is entering this segment with its Carens MPV. This MPV will get an aggressive front design like the Sonet and Seltos. In the interiors, it will get premium looking interiors with a lot of comfort features. Expected features include a 10-inch infotainment system, Bose sound system, ventilated seats and sunroof. Engine-wise it is expected to get a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol. Kia is doing a global unveiling of the Carens on the 18th of December. It is expected to be launched in India in the Q1 of 2022.
Upcoming Kia cars 2022 – Kia Seltos facelift
The Seltos was Kia’s first car in India. It really helped the brand to introduce itself in the market. The Seltos still rakes in good sales, but the competition has also gotten fierce with the launch of Skoda Kushaq, Mahindra XUV700 and MG Astor. So we expect Kia to bring the facelift of Seltos in the middle of 2022. It will get an updated design and some new features. Kia might even add ADAS on the Seltos to take on the XUV700 as it already offers it on the Seltos sold in the USA.
New-generation Kia Carnival
The Carnival is Kia’s most luxurious offering in its lineup. Kia introduced the older generation of Carnival in India to gauge the response for such a car. It’s safe to assume that it has received a good response on the Carnival. It rakes in around 400-500 units per month, which is a good number for such a car. Now Kia will be looking to bring its new-generation, globally launched in 2020. The new-generation will now get an aggressive design with even more luxurious interiors.
Upcoming Kia cars 2022 – Kia e-Niro
The Niro is quite a successful car for Kia outside India. The brand launched an electric version of the Niro called e-Niro in 2018 for European and American markets. Kia might start its electric journey in India with the e-Niro. The car shares a lot of similarities to the Hyundai Kona. In India initially, it is expected to come through the CKD route. Depending on the response, Kia might manufacture it in India in the future. It has a WLTP range of 289km and 455km. It is expected to be launched by the end of 2022.
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