Monday, May 13, 2019

All new small Kia SUV coming next month.


 Kia will unveil a new small SUV on June 20th in India.

Of course, you would think this is a Kia version of the all-new Hyundai Venue.
But apparently, it is based on the larger Hyundai Creta platform. (not sold here)
The Creta is 168 inches long. While the Venue is almost 10 inches shorter.
So this is closer to the Kona size.

Apparently, it will be powered by a 1.5 Liter engine. At least in India.





As you can see from the pictures above, that new SUV is just a production version of last year's SP Signature concept.
(Let's hope the interior stays close to the concept as well. )

Not sure if we are getting this in the US or not. But it would fit nicely between the Soul and the Sportage.
Kia has announced the new model will be built in India and exported to "other countries".
So why not...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I rather have it built in Korea if it arrives here. Unlike the Venue it should have AWD (well the Venue should have it too but that may hurt Kona sales).

tony said...

Kia/ Hyundai sure is on a roll. Some very nicely styled vehicles lately. I am the type of person who would ( hoas/currently) buy mainly Japanese vehicles, with toyota/honda at the tp of the pack, currently driving a used nissan suv and lately been eyeing all sorts of Mazdas. Hyundai/Kias were more of a '' MEH, not bad but not a Toyota!''....but that way of thinking for me has changed for the better. I remember not long ago when i was a young man ( okay..it was long ago) and i and others rightfully made fun of the Hyundai Pony, the Sonata and later on the cheap little Kias of the time.