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Kia will have a new MPV

The Korean automaker will launch a new MPV with the same ambitions as the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.

With the goal of focusing only on SUVs and MPVs in the Indian market in the coming years, Kia will launch a new minivan based on the same structure as the Seltos.

The new MPV will be roughly the same size as the Mahindra Marazzo, an MPV measuring 4,585 mm long, 1,866 mm wide and a 2,760 mm wheelbase. That means the new model is longer than the Seltos and has enough interior space for 7 people.

The design of the new Kia model has not been revealed, but it is allowed to continue using the familiar language of the MPV line. The grille will be similar to Kia Sonet, Seltos and Carnival, which is tiger nose style.

Kia will offer both petrol and oil engine options in the Indian market and will both have a capacity of 1.5 liters, similar to that on the Seltos. Since this isn’t a high-performance car, the 1.4-liter turbo doesn’t seem in option. Both 1.5-liter engines produce 113 horsepower, with an automatic transmission expected as an option.

Meanwhile, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga only has a petrol engine version, while Mahindra Marazzo only has a 1.5-liter diesel engine version. Kia proved “higher hand” when there is the option of both engines with automatic transmission.

Like other Kia models, the new MPV will have a range of equipment, such as a large touchscreen with UVO connectivity solution, alloy rim, LED daytime running lights, start button, cruise control, Power glass doors, Bose speakers, sunroof, front-cooled seats, air purifier, 360 camera, blind spot monitoring.

According to preliminary information, Kia will launch a new MPV model in 2022, with an expected price of $ 13,600 for the standard version. It is not clear whether this product is exclusively for the Indian market or sold globally.

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