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Old 12th May 2018, 15:09   #181
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If launched, it would give the Mustang, CLA 45 AMG and the S5 a tough time.
The Stinger should cost much lesser than the CLA45 AMG or the Mustang. Just for comparison, here in Singapore the 244bhp Stinger 2.0 GT-Line is priced on par with the CLA 200.
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Old 13th May 2018, 00:44   #182
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I spotted a black Kia Carnival with red plates on Golf Course Road yesterday. Beautiful looking vehicle.
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The Stinger should cost much lesser than the CLA45 AMG or the Mustang. Just for comparison, here in Singapore the 244bhp Stinger 2.0 GT-Line is priced on par with the CLA 200.
Interesting times. Will it be a worthy contender for the Octavia RS?
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The Stinger should cost much lesser than the CLA45 AMG or the Mustang. Just for comparison, here in Singapore the 244bhp Stinger 2.0 GT-Line is priced on par with the CLA 200.

But what about the 365 hp 3.3-litre V6 Stinger GT?

That would pull customers away from the other sports cars. The main issue will be the brand name.
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Interesting times. Will it be a worthy contender for the Octavia RS?
I think so; it should be able to generate numbers similar to the Octavia RS. The brand name could be the key drawback for this car.

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But what about the 365 hp 3.3-litre V6 Stinger GT?
Even that looks hugely VFM if you ignore the lack of big brand name.
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Saw this beauty roaming around BLR yesterday undisguised....

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Old 30th May 2018, 12:10   #187
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The Kia MPV is quite a bit bigger than India’s most popular MPV, the Toyota Innova Crysta. At 5,115mm long, 1,985mm wide and 1,755mm in height, the Grand Carnival is 380mm longer, 155mm wider, yet 40mm shorter in height than the Toyota. All this, along the 3,060mm long wheelbase (making it 310mm longer than the Innova Crysta), put it in a niche above the Toyota.

There’s no hiding that MPV-like design, especially from the rear and sides. It doesn’t look ungainly, though, especially with the larger, 19-inch alloy wheels. There are also smaller 17- and 18-inchers available. The highlight of the Grand Carnival's exterior is sliding rear doors – something that will be unique in this market segment.
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Another USP of the Kia MPV is that along with the standard seven- and eight-seat configurations, the Grand Carnival is also offer with an 11-seat format. The brand claims that even the fourth row of seats gets 685mm of legroom, 902mm of headroom and 1,266mm hip room. The second row of seats also folds forward completely, making for easier ingress and egress for the third row of passengers. This type of flexibility could help sales – particularly in the tourist vehicle segment which is currently ruled by the Innova Crysta.
Good to see that a manufacturer clearly focuses on Legroom, headroom, easy ingress/egress. 11 seat configuration!!! Taxi market is gonna have them a lot of it.

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Kia is currently evaluating the Grand Carnival for the Indian market. It could be one of the five launches that the Korean brand has planned for India in 18 months after the introduction of the production-spec SP concept, (which may be called the Trazor). Based on its size and expected equipment list, if the MPV arrives in India, expect it to cost a premium over the diesel trims of the Toyota Innova Crysta, which are priced between Rs 15.46 lakh and Rs 21.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
A sensible pricing could help them to do well
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The factory is coming up fast. I passed it last week. Surprisingly saw no Kia's only Creta's with yellow on black plates
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Do they have any car that is based on Elantra ? Not sure if Optima is a right strategy for them.

Creta based SUV, Rio and Verna/Elantra based Sedan will be a perfect balance if Kia wants to have a blockbuster beginning to India ops
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Do they have any car that is based on Elantra ?
Yes, they do. And it's a beauty as well IMO- The new Forte sedan.

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Old 3rd August 2018, 18:40   #194
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Spotted. The mighty Stinger GT, completely undisguised. Is Kia considering it for India? Well, I hope so.
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Ive seen a few Stingers in Delhi over the last 3-4 months. I think the bosses at KIA use them for their travel. But strangely all have had a red number plate
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