Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 15th February 2018, 13:49   #151
Senior - BHPian
 
Latheesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: CNN/BLR/LEJ
Posts: 3,414
Thanked: 4,562 Times
Default Re: Kia Motors coming to India

I do not like KIA logo. I think KIA use different logo in Korean market which looks much better than plain text logo.
Attached Images
 
Latheesh is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 15th February 2018, 15:07   #152
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 47
Thanked: 60 Times
Default Re: Kia Motors coming to India

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrideRed View Post
Even in the US, the KIA is not a cheaper brand than Hyundai. Both sell at a similar price brand as I am aware. While the Hyundai's are more family oriented, KIA's are supposedly sportier versions and are targeted on younger audience.
Yeah, the only problem here in India is they just want to change the looks and sell it at a premium as opposed to adding more powerful engine or sporty suspension etc.
sabby_4c is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 15th February 2018, 16:44   #153
Senior - BHPian
 
PrideRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: BLR/PTR
Posts: 1,668
Thanked: 2,986 Times
Default Re: Kia Motors coming to India

Quote:
Originally Posted by sabby_4c View Post
Yeah, the only problem here in India is they just want to change the looks and sell it at a premium as opposed to adding more powerful engine or sporty suspension etc.
That's how Indian market is and Kia will not make the mistake of launching performance engines. Almost all the performance cars launched in India in the mainstream segment have turned to be a sales disaster(Baleno RS, Fiesta/Figo S, Abarth Punto, GTi etc.)
PrideRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th February 2018, 09:25   #154
BHPian
 
sri_tesla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 415
Thanked: 1,086 Times
Default Re: Kia Motors coming to India

Latest updates on KIA factory in Andhra Pradesh as per popular local newspaper:
  • Main plant is coming up in 535.5 acres. Construction of different units is being done by Hyundai Engineering & Construction.
  • Work is being done parallelly for engine shop, body shop, paint shop, seat shop, assembling unit, utility center, powertrain shop, etc...
  • Testing track also being built at the same location.
  • Township for the employees coming up in 36 acres and training center in 11.2 acres.
  • 18 ancillary units are also being setup near the main factory in another 500 acres.
  • 10,000 employees will be recruited. Of these 7,000 will be permanent. 70% of them will be from Anantpur district where the plant is located.

In the below image you can see the assembling unit (left) and township (right) in progress.
Attached Thumbnails
Kia Motors coming to India-kia.png  


Last edited by GTO : 1st March 2018 at 07:49. Reason: typo
sri_tesla is offline   (11) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th February 2018, 19:36   #155
Senior - BHPian
 
ashutoshb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NOIDA
Posts: 1,232
Thanked: 1,517 Times
Default Re: Kia Motors coming to India

Hormazd speaks to the CEO of Kia.



Excerpts:

Kia plant is expected to get completed in September 2019.

First car to be launched: Five seater - Above Four metres SUV - SP Concept.

Second car to be launched: Five seater - Sub Four metres SUV.

At a later stage, if the market demands there can be a 7 seater based on the SP concept platform.

Can't match Maruti on the price. Kia cars will be positioned at the premium end of the respective segments. More premium than Hyundai.

Cars will be more design oriented.

And there are plans to export SP Concept too.
ashutoshb is offline   (6) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2018, 13:25   #156
Distinguished - BHPian
 
volkman10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: --
Posts: 14,299
Thanked: 29,904 Times
Default Re: Kia Motors coming to India

Kia Motors Increases Investment In India To $2 Billion

Quote:
Kia has already invested $1.1 billion in its plant here, however, the company has big plans for the future and primary investments in the plant have already been made. the company plans to increase investment in India to $2 billion by 2021
Quote:
This investment will create more than 10,000 jobs
Quote:
Kia Motors India will soon start recruiting the 3000 employees needed to operate the plant
Kia Motors coming to India-kiamotorsindia_827x510_61519283454.jpg

Link
volkman10 is offline   (6) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2018, 17:00   #157
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: India
Posts: 1,729
Thanked: 1,566 Times
Default Re: Kia Motors coming to India

Got these images from a friend. Spotted somewhere near their plant in AP.

Kia Motors coming to India-cf7a0f46b5b447dbbab13621572d33d1.jpeg

Kia Motors coming to India-15e176419f60478190c655f7c1cfffc8.jpeg

Kia Motors coming to India-3016c3d5572540dfbfe62d2807120bc0.jpeg

Kia Motors coming to India-0806728aceaa4cb1823137f1cb41253d.jpeg

Kia Motors coming to India-e2d43e1746c1408580998716808db17a.jpeg

Kia Motors coming to India-91f57e57547341eb9a0277a891fe3ed9.jpeg
DRIV3R is offline   (21) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2018, 17:37   #158
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 251
Thanked: 53 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DRIV3R View Post
Got these images from a friend. Spotted somewhere near their plant in AP.



This is not near AP
This is in fiesta resorts in bangalore
Topgear india showed these pictures on their instagram handle as well
raghav.carfreak is offline   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2018, 17:39   #159
BHPian
 
Prathiiik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Dubai/Bangalore
Posts: 226
Thanked: 754 Times
Default Re: Kia Motors coming to India

Quote:
Originally Posted by DRIV3R View Post
Got these images from a friend. Spotted somewhere near their plant in AP.

Attachment 1733968

Attachment 1733969

Attachment 1733970

Attachment 1733971

Attachment 1733972

Attachment 1733973

Cars by order of their pictures:

1) Kia Rio 5 door hatchback. Also available as a sedan in other countries.

2) Kia Picanto Hatch - mostly rivalling the i10.

3) Most Probably the Kia Cerato sedan - competes with the City, Verna, etc.

4) Kia Sportage - Competes with the Tuscon, CRV, etc.

5) Kia Optima Sedan - Most likely to compete in the Octavia Segment.

6) Kia Sorento Suv - 7 seater and will mostly conpete against the Endeavour, Fortuner, etc.
Prathiiik is offline   (7) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2018, 19:17   #160
BHPian
 
BunnyPunia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 825
Thanked: 396 Times
Default Re: Kia Motors coming to India

haha - all shot by me and uploaded to my Facebook profile in the morning. We drove from the resort, near the airport, to the factory and back

Quote:
Originally Posted by DRIV3R View Post
Got these images from a friend. Spotted somewhere near their plant in AP.

Attachment 1733968

Attachment 1733969

Attachment 1733970

Attachment 1733971

Attachment 1733972

Attachment 1733973
BunnyPunia is offline   (16) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2018, 19:22   #161
Team-BHP Support
 
CrAzY dRiVeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: India
Posts: 12,350
Thanked: 33,188 Times
Default Re: Kia Motors coming to India

Quote:
Originally Posted by BunnyPunia View Post
haha - all shot by me and uploaded to my Facebook profile in the morning. We drove from the resort, near the airport, to the factory and back
Were they taking your (journalists) feedback on the various cars considered for India?

And I'm assuming you might have some embargo to give out opinion on each product at this stage. Hence not asking that.
CrAzY dRiVeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2018, 21:29   #162
Distinguished - BHPian
 
RavenAvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Flying Around
Posts: 6,046
Thanked: 36,545 Times
Default Re: Kia Motors coming to India

Some more shots from the drive, courtesy Sid Patankar & Yong S Kim:

Kia Motors coming to India-lin1.jpg

Kia Motors coming to India-lin4.jpg

Kia Motors coming to India-lin2.jpg

Kia Motors coming to India-lin3.jpg

Kia Motors coming to India-sor1.jpg

Kia Motors coming to India-sor2.jpg

Kia Motors coming to India-sor3.jpg

Kia Motors coming to India-lin5.jpg

Kia Motors coming to India-lin6.jpg

Kia Motors coming to India-lin7.jpg

Kia Motors coming to India-lin11.jpg


BTW, none of these cars are India-specific just yet. They are still under evaluation for a future India launch and are yet to see India-specific changes.

Last edited by RavenAvi : 22nd February 2018 at 21:34. Reason: added last line.
RavenAvi is offline   (16) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd February 2018, 18:45   #163
Distinguished - BHPian
 
RavenAvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Flying Around
Posts: 6,046
Thanked: 36,545 Times
Default Re: Kia Motors coming to India

As per an ACI scoop, Kia Motors intends to launch 5 models within a span of 18 months from mid-2019, when their first made-for-India offering, the SP Concept, is launched.

Kia Motors coming to India-kiaspconceptatautoexpo.jpg

Quote:
With the production version of the SP Concept set to go into production mid-2019, Kia will follow it up with four more cars over the next year and a half two of them locally manufactured, two shipped in as CKDs to have a five-strong line-up by 2021.
After the SP, Kia will bring out a sub-4m compact SUV, which will likely share its basic underpinnings with the Hyundai Carlino compact SUV (due in 2019). However, Kia's version of the compact SUV will look entirely different. What the Kia compact SUV will also likely share with the Carlino, is its engines. On the petrol front, it'll get the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol making 118hp, and as for diesel, it'll use the 1.5-litre, BS-VI-compliant unit that is currently in the works. Expect Kia to offer a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes on the compact SUV.
While the third car to be manufactured locally hasn't yet been confirmed, we understand it will also be SUV-flavoured. The Sportage (Tucson-sized) and Sorento(Santa Fe-sized) are the SUVs that are being considered for the CKD operation.
RavenAvi is offline   (6) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd February 2018, 22:13   #164
Senior - BHPian
 
itwasntme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: BANGALORE
Posts: 3,277
Thanked: 2,646 Times
Default Re: Kia Motors coming to India

Haha, Kia likes the bug-eyed look! The Optima looks very sleek from the sides and back like an Infiniti.
itwasntme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2018, 10:12   #165
BHPian
 
MercFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Vizag/BLR
Posts: 153
Thanked: 220 Times
Default Re: Kia Motors coming to India

KiaMotorsIN displays Stinger at Vizag, at the ongoing PartnershipSummit2018
Attached Images
 
MercFan is offline   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kia Motors in India Piyush_Vroom The Indian Car Scene 89 11th February 2016 19:44
Funfilled Weekend for Customers courtesy Tata Motors, KHT Motors and Aadya Motors anujmishra Indian Car Dealerships 9 27th May 2012 16:47
Kia Sport Concept car amit The International Automotive Scene 12 3rd November 2010 23:07
4000 Kia's at the bottom of South China Sea. v12 The International Automotive Scene 10 5th June 2004 01:51


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 04:48.

Copyright 2000 - 2019, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks