KIA Cars to Choose|| Specifications, Features, And Summary

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Best KIA Cars to Choose
  1. KIA Sonet

Kia Motors has launched the Sonet sub-4 metre SUV in India at a price range between Rs 6.71 lakh to Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Keep in mind, the GTX+ automatic variant pricing to be revealed by September end.  It is offered in the Tech Line and GT Line trims with six variants spread out amongst them: HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+. It has already racked up over 1,000 bookings daily, taking the total count to around 25,000 so far.

KIA Sonet Specifications

Under the hood, the Sonet is offered with three engine options: an 83PS 1.2-litre petrol, a 120PS 1.0-litre turbo petrol, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine in 100PS (MT) and 115PS (AT) states of tune. While the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines are offered with a manual transmission, the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol gets the iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) clutchless manual only. Automatic transmission options are only available for the 1.5-litre diesel and 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engines, with the diesel option utilising a proper 6-speed torque converter, unlike its rivals which come with an AMT. Fuel efficiency figures are rated at 18.4kmpl(1.2-litre petrol MT), 18.2/18.3kmpl(1.0-litre turbo-petrol MT/DCT), and 24.1/19kmpl(1.5-litre diesel MT/AT)

KIA Sonet Variants

Kia offers the Sonet is a total of six variants within the Tech Line and GT Line trims HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+. The Tech Line takes a more elegant approach to its design while the latter adds a dose of sportiness with plenty of red inserts and GT Line badging inside and out.

KIA Sonet Features

The Kia Sonet is loaded with features like a 10.25-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, UVO connected car tech, LED sound mood lighting, a 7-speaker Bose sound system, cruise control, and a coloured multi-info display. Other bits include a sunroof, ventilated front seats, automatic headlamps and keyless entry with push-button start. On the safety front, it features six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with a rearview camera, electronic stability control, and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

KIA Sonet Summary

Engine1197 CC 1493 CC
Mileage18.4 Kmpl24.1 Kmpl
Seating Capacity55
Gear Box7 Speed7 Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VIBS-VI
Fuel TypePetrolDiesel
Length*Width*Height3995*1790*1642 mm^33995*1790*1642 mm^3
Boot Space392 Litres392 Liters
Max Torque115nm@4200rpm172nm@1500-4000rpm

Pros And Cons of KIA Sonnet 

Pros of Renault KIA SonnetLike the concept, the production-spec Sonet looks curvy and powerful.

Lots of variants to choose from and even a diesel auto is on the cards.

Like the Seltos the interiors don’t disappoint either. The long features list includes ventilated seats.
Cons of Renault KIA SonnetThe waiting period most definitely is going to be painfully long.
  1. KIA Seltos

The KIA Seltos has scored 3 stars in the Global NCAP crash test. The SUV got 3 stars for Adult Occupant Protection and 2 stars for Child Occupant Protection. The crash tests were conducted at 64kmph according to the Global NCAP standard.

KIA Seltos Specifications

The KIA Seltos is offered with three BS6-compliant engines: a 140PS 1.4-litre turbo-petrol, a 115PS diesel, and a 115PS 1.5-litre naturally aspirated (NA) option. All three engines come paired to a 6-speed manual as standard. But, they use different automatic gearboxes. The Seltos turbo-petrol comes with a 7-speed DCT, the diesel with a 6-speed torque converter, and NA petrol with CVT.

KIA Seltos Variants

As a part of the MY2020 update, KIA has discontinued two variants of the Seltos: GTK MT and GTX DCT. Apart from that, it remains the same. The Seltos’ lineup broadly consists of two trims: HT Line and GT Line. The HT line is available in five variants: HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX and HTX+. The GT Line is available in two variants: GTX and GTX+.

Further, the top-spec HTX+ and GTX+ can also be had with a new orange-white dual-tone scheme. Other colour options include Glacier White Pearl With Aurora Black Pearl, Glacier White Pearl With Punchy Orange, Steel Silver With Aurora Black Pearl, Intense Red With Aurora Black Pearl, Steel Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Glacier White, Gravity Gray, Intelligence Blue, Punchy Orange and Intense Red.

KIA Seltos Features

For its 2020 update, the Seltos now comes with 10 new features. This includes remote engine start-stop through the keyfob, emergency stop signal, rear USB charger, voice-command-based select feature activation through the keyword ‘Hello Kia’ and UVO smartwatch app connectivity. Customers can also opt for the sunroof on dual-tone variants now. Other features include a 10.25-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control, a wireless phone charger, cruise control, a Bose sound system, ambient lighting, and a heads-up display. Safety features on offer are six airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, and a 360-degree camera.

KIA Seltos Summary

Engine1497 CC 1353 – 1497 CC
Mileage16.8 Kmpl16.8 – 20.8 Kmpl
Seating Capacity55
Gear Box6 Speed6 Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VIBS-VI
Fuel TypePetrolDiesel
Length*Width*Height4315*1800*1645 mm^34315*1800*1645 mm^3
Boot Space433 Litres433 Liters
Max Torque144nm@4500rpm250nm@1500-2750rpm

Pros And Cons of KIA Seltos

Pros of Renault KIA SeltosLooks stylish, Feels premium inside.

Bose speaker system is delightful, First-in-segment features.

A plethora of engine-transmission options, Killer pricing.
Cons of Renault KIA SeltosRear under-thigh support could be better, Manual transmission gearshifts could be better, ride quality on the stiff side.
  1. KIA Carnival

KIA Motors could launch the Carnival’s Hi-Limousine variant in India. The new variant is more luxurious than the current Carnival which is available in Premium, Prestige and Limousine trims. The Hi-Limousine will add a high-roof variant to the lineup. This variant of the Carnival comes with captain seats, a roof-mounted infotainment screen and overhead lighting. The Hi-Limousine is expected to be priced around Rs 35 lakh.

KIA Carnival Specifications

The KIA Carnival comes with a 2.2-litre CRDI diesel engine. It puts out 200PS of power and 440Nm of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Unlike the Innova Crysta, the Carnival is a front-wheel-drive vehicle. KIA claims a fuel economy of 13.9kmpl for the Carnival. It also comes with a boot space of 540 litres.

KIA Carnival Variants

The MPV is available in three variants: Prestige, Premium and Limousine, with the option of 7, 8 or 9 seats. All three variants are available with the 2.2-litre diesel engine. The limousine variant is a 7-seater version with luxurious armchairs for the middle row. The Prestige variant is available as a 7- or 9-seater. The entry-level Premium trim is available as a 7- or 8-seater. Three colour options on offer are Glacier White Pearl, Steel Silver, Aurora Black Pearl.

KIA Carnival Features

Some standout features in the Carnival include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless phone charger, rear electric sliding doors, rear entertainment screens as well as tri-zone climate control. Safety features on offer are 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera as well as electronic stability control. The top-spec variants also get UVO connected car (free for 3 years), Harman/Kardon premium 8-speaker sound system and 10.1-inch dual touchscreen rear-seat entertainment system, 10-way power driver seat, driver seat ventilation, wireless charger and smartwatch connectivity.

KIA Carnival Summary

Engine2199 CC
Mileage14.11 Kmpl
Seating Capacity7
Gear Box8 Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VI
Fuel TypeDiesel
Length*Width*Height5115*1985*1755 mm^3
Boot Space433 Liters
Max Torque440nm@1750-2750rpm

Pros And Cons of Kia Carnival

Pros of Renault KIA CarnivalBig and imposing, spacious and comfortable, feature-loaded and well built

Comfort levels, both in terms of ride quality and space

Good across all three rows of seats (in the 7 VIP, 7 and 8 seat variants).
Cons of Renault KIA CarnivalIt may be a bit too big for some parking lots. Also, if you opt for the 9 seat option, you’ll have to make a compromise between luggage space or passenger comfort.
  1. KIA Rio – Upcoming

The South Korean automaker, KIA is gearing up for its India debut by 2020. It gave a glimpse of the expected line-up at the 14th edition of the Delhi Auto Expo which also included the KIA Rio hatchback which could be launched in India sometime next year or in 2020. Interestingly, the Kia Rio will be based on the Hyundai-KIA GB platform which also underpins its Korean cousin, Hyundai i20. Set to venture into the premium hatchback segment, the KIA Rio price in India could be placed between Rs 8 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.

The KIA Rio hatchback is expected to share engines with the Hyundai i20, which implies it could get the 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre units in petrol and diesel guise. While the transmission options are expected to include a manual as well as an automatic gearbox.

Likely to use the same engines as the Hyundai i20, expect KIA Rio to deliver impressive fuel economy. Though the exact figures are yet unknown, the KIA Rio hatchback is expected to return similar mileage as its Korean cousin.

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