The Kia SP Concept SUV will enter production next year and will take on the likes of the next generation Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta and Nissan Terrano.
Kia Motors debuted at the 2018 Auto Expo today with the global premiere of its SP Concept SUV. This SUV will enter the market next year along with possible the Kia Rio and the Kia Picanto. The design of this concept is characterised by the Tiger Nose front grille. The concept receives many futuristic looking bits like the slim full LED headlights, skid plates, oversized wheels and a contrast roof giving it an aggressive stance. The company also showcased 16 other global models that includes the likes of the Sportage, Sorento and Mohave SUVs to name a few.
Peter Schreyer, Chief Design Officer of Kia Motors Corporation, commented, “Over the last few years, SUVs have become the vehicle-of-choice among Indian buyers. Combining the comfort and space of a sedan with the ability to tackle all kinds of terrain, we intend to storm the market with an SUV that will set new parameters in motoring. It’s still a concept – so it’s a little bit exaggerated – but the actual production car will be very close to what you see here at AutoExpo 2018.”
Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director & CEO, Kia Motors India (KMI), said, “Kia Motors is delighted to enter India, which is all set to catapult into the world’s fifth largest economy this year. We are here in India to be part of that success story, which has been put into motion by progressive government policies and decision making. And we are here to win trust and hearts of the people, while providing the country with stylish and differentiated motoring options. Kia’s long-term objective being to replicate the success we have come to be associated with the world over and, as we say at Kia, ensure that, ‘The Power to Surprise’ is reflected in everything that we do in India.”