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Kia to rope in India with launch of SP2i SUV next month



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New Delhi: The world’s famous South Korean auto giant Kia motors will debut in India with launch of SP2i compact SUV Next month.

With its debut Kia commenced trial production of its newly built SP2i SUV at Anantapur.

After its debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in concept form, the Kia SP SUV has attracted plenty of attention and sharp style won many fans in the market.


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While Kia’s first model for India, the SP SUV (which could be named ‘Trailster’) has been spotted testing numerous times.

The starting price for this Rs 9-15 lakh now sources have confirmed the Kia SP’s India launch in market reveal will take place on June 20, 2019.

Earlier this year with series of production in Tamil Nadu will commence during second half of this year with investment of this plant nearly $2 billion (about Rs 15,000 crore) that include main plant, Vendor Park and more.

Recently with many more upcoming outlets company inaugurated its facility in Noida.


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However SP2i been noticed many times in India but unable to get glimpse of interior here are some spy shots of SP2i’s all-black interior that you can see and read about.

Its squarish profile and sharp styling won many fans. The production SUV will feature Kia’s ‘Tiger Nose’ grille and will also sport the dual headlight look that is in vogue today. Expect the Kia SUV to have a spacious interior with funky styling.

The SUV is expected to be powered by 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines, both of which will be offered with the option of automatic gearboxes. There’s also a sportier version of the SUV under development, which will get a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol motor.

The Kia SP SUV, which will launch in the second half of 2019, will take on the Creta, the Renault Captur and Nissan Kicks.


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Automaker has already released sketches of the new SUV and the model indeed looks promising with the bold and upright design including the LED

headlamps, wide tiger-nose grille and vertical fog lamps. At the rear, the SP2i gets wide taillights with LEDs, faux diffuser integrated in the bumper and twin exhausts.

The SUV gets a nice and butch appearance in the sketches with the boxy proportions and the flared wheel arches, most of which will be carried over on the production-spec model and terms of features, the Kia SP2i will be loaded with goodies including a massive touch screen infotainment system, 360-degree camera, wireless charging, full digital instrument console with head-up display (HUD) and ambient lighting.

The A 6-speed manual will be standard, alongside the dual-clutch automatic.



Maruti Suzuki India reports near 33% drop in August sales




New Delhi: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Sunday reported a 32.7% decline in sales at 1,06,413 units in August.

The company had sold 1,58,189 units in August last year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

Domestic sales declined by 34.3% at 97,061 units last month as against 1,47,700 units in August 2018, it added.

Sales of mini cars comprising Alto and WagonR stood at 10,123 units as compared to 35,895 units in the same month last year, down 71.8%.

Sales of compact segment, including models such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, fell 23.9% at 54,274 units as against 71,364 cars in August last year.

Mid-sized sedan Ciaz sold 1,596 units as compared to 7,002 units earlier.

However, sales of utility vehicles, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, rose 3.1% at 18,522 units as compared to 17,971 in the year-ago month, MSI said.

Exports in August were down by 10.8% at 9,352 units as against 10,489 units in the corresponding month last year, the company said.

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