Kia unveiled the SP Concept compact SUV earlier this year at the 2018 Auto Expo and the production version of the concept will be the first vehicle to bear the premium Korean carmaker’s badge on the Indian sub-continent. Now, designers at Korean design house, Koo Ki Sung studio have given their take on what the Hyundai-Creta rivalling SP Compact SUV could look like when it arrives on Indian roads in 2019. The speculative render by the Korean design house, shows a slightly watered down version of the SP Concept from Auto Expo 2018, with slight tweaks done to the design to make it more ready for production. The render by Koo Ki Sung studio is in line with Kia’s statement that the production-spec SP SUV’s styling would remain quite close to the concept SP’s design. Up front, the rendered production-spec Kia SP retains the sleek LED headlights (though they have been toned down and look to be smaller in size) along with the large blacked-out grille with its chrome … [Read more...] about Kia SP Compact SUV: What the Hyundai Creta challenger will look like
Here is a new speculative rendering of the Kia Tusker SUV, presented by Koo Ki Sung studio. The Kia Tusker will be the production version of the Kia SP Concept that made its global debut at the Auto Expo 2018.As visualised by the artist, the production-spec Kia SP looks like a slightly toned-down version of the rather radically styled SP Concept. It retains many of the design elements, including sleek LED headlamps, a wide grille and the auxiliary lamps. It features blacked-out A-pillars and a front bumper that's very similar to the one on the concept model. The design of the Kia Tusker you see above is in line with Kia's statement that the production-spec SUV "will be very close" to its concept.The Tusker SUV will be Kia's first product for the Indian market. It will launch here in the second half of 2019. Underpinning the upcoming Kia SUV in India will be an updated version of the Hyundai Creta's platform. However, powering the SUV will be a set of new-age petrol and diesel … [Read more...] about Korean artist shows the Kia Tusker (production Kia SP Concept) in a flawless rendering
Kia unveiled at Auto Expo a few months ago the new SP Concept, a compact SUV for BRICs markets and today we want to share with you the first spy pictures of the production model, spotted by the guys at Hyundai Palisade Cafe Naver. The SP Concept provides a glimpse of what’s in store for motoring enthusiasts once Kia kicks off retail sales in India in the second half of 2019. Inspired by Indian heritage and driven by advanced technology, the SP Concept is proof of the company’s plans to introduce cars that cater to the changing paradigm of the Indian market in the near future. The futuristic SUV, with its bold style and Kia’s unique design DNA, is geared to satisfy young Indian consumers who seek the perfect combination of sophisticated beauty, breakthrough technology and high functionality. The combination of its wide and stable stance, sporty and long hood profile and futuristic details will no doubt set new standards for compact SUVs in India. The SP … [Read more...] about Kia SP Production Version Spied for the First Time
It has been a year since Kia Motors announced its plan to start selling cars in the Indian market. At this year's Auto Expo in February, the company showcased the Kia SP Concept, which will transition into its first product for the Indian market. At a recent automobile suppliers component in New Delhi, Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kia Motors India, revealed the launch timeline of the production version of the Kia SP Concept SUV. He said - We are going to take our success story forward in India with our first car, the SP Concept, in the second half of 2019. He added that the company will be aiming for healthy levels of localisation in order to achieve "competitive pricing" for the upcoming Kia SUV in India. However, a report from February 2018 states that the company had taken a decision to fast-track the launch of the SUV and bring it to showrooms by mid-2019. In terms of size, the Kia SP Concept is similar … [Read more...] about Kia SP Concept based SUV launch in second half of 2019 says Kia Motors India MD
The compact SUV segment of our country’s car market has been largely dominated by the Hyundai Creta. With no real rivals to deal with (the once popular Renault Duster is a bit too dated now), the Creta has been enjoying a free run of sorts. However, things don’t look as easy for this hot-selling Hyundai in the near future. There are at least seven new SUVs that will have the Creta in the crosshairs. Let’s take a look at this upcoming Hyundai Creta rivals in this post – Kia SP Concept-based SUV Kia made a lot of noise at the Auto Expo 2018 with the unveiling of the SP Concept. This design study will give birth to a Hyundai Creta-rivalling compact SUV that will likely launch in a year’s time. The company has already said that the upcoming SP-based SUV would command a slight premium over the Creta. However, it will try to justify the higher price tag through offering more features and a higher performance. The upcoming SUV will be targeted at the younger lot. … [Read more...] about Upcoming Hyundai Creta rivals: Kia SP Concept-based SUV, Maruti Vitara, Tata H5X, Mahindra S201 and more!