After the launch of the SP2i concept-based SUV in September 2019, Kia plans to launch two new cars in India within a year.
The second car expected from Kia will be an MPV positioned above the Innova Crysta.
- A premium hatchback/crossover is slated for a September 2020 launch.
- Kia’s Anantapur facility has a production capacity of 3 lakh units annually.
Kia Motors, the sister company of Hyundai, will launch its first car, an SUV based on the SP concept in India by September 2019. And now we know Kia’s further plans for our market.
The Carnival, an MPV that will slot in above the Toyota Innova Crysta is expected to be the second car Kia will introduce in the country. Indian buyers don’t really have an option when looking at upgrades beyond the Innova Crysta. And going for the Mercedes-Benz V-Class, which was recently launched in India, is too big a jump given its price. So, Kia will be looking to occupy the huge gap just above the Innova Crysta and below the V-Class. We expect the Carnival to come to India by March 2020.