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Old 23rd May 2019, 11:14   #121
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The dashboard and interiors of the upcoming SP2i concept, as released by Kia earlier today.

- 10.25 inch touchscreen HU integrated with the speedo section.
- Sound Mood Lighting.
- Electric parking brake.
- Faux wood finish on dash, giving it a premium dual-tone look.
- No physical buttons on the front console.

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Both interior sketches look of different variants. The number of buttons around the gear knob are not same in both.
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Looks stunning in the sketches, the infotainment screens meshed with the speedo screens looks similar to the one in the new Merc A-Class. Not a bad place to draw inspiration.
Also cannot see a handbrake lever, so this one sport a e-brake. This will free up some useable space around the drivers armrest.
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Maybe I'm old school but this slab-sided 'tablet' continuation of the dials into the central dash is yet to grow on me. Futuristic no doubt and very much the fad nowadays starting from the Merc S class downwards.

Also concerned shorter drivers will have reduced vision of the middle + middle left portion of the windscreen because of the unusually tall placement.
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Also, an Automatic gear shifter is also visible. I just hope that they do launch it with a good Diesel Auto Variant, unlike most of the other launches that we have seen which have missed this combo.
Another aspect I like is that the Physical buttons for the AC control still remain and one can control the Air conditioner manually instead of only through the Touch screen.
Somehow I for one still like physical control button for important functions instead of a touch screen control as I am wary of the touch screen hanging (as all smart devices often do!).
The interiors are quite smart looking though from the sketches and should be well put together.
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The interiors look astonishing.

Stalk on the right seems to have the wiper speed setting which makes me wonder if Headlamp & Wiper stalks will be inverted?
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Now that IMO is a good look for the interior! It seems to be a good mix of classy and contemporary design elements. It looks like this is one car to watch out for.
All that I'm worried about is will all the "Premium" features end up making the price of the car unjustifiable? I sure hope not.

On another note, is the " Sound Mood Lighting" the feature that changes interior lighting according to the music playing ( Doug DeMuro viewers might have seen it in his Kia Soul review)? I feel it's too gimmicky and hope it can be switched off.
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Its time car makers made gave AT plus petrol hybrid (plugin would be good). Having the economy of a diesel needs to be replaced for majority of people. With BS6 becoming costly for diesels, why cant they start with plugin hybrids ?

Cabin is refreshing and I hope the markup will not be great over a Hyundai.
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Great effort with the interior design and knowing Hyundai standards, the quality will be top notch too in the Kia.
Interesting times in this segment now ! Feature packed SUVs (Hector, KIA) are going to kill the Sedan market further.
The Creta success has been astonishing to say the least.
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Its time car makers made gave AT plus petrol hybrid (plugin would be good). Having the economy of a diesel needs to be replaced for majority of people. With BS6 becoming costly for diesels, why cant they start with plugin hybrids ?

Cabin is refreshing and I hope the markup will not be great over a Hyundai.
Wont be surprised if the next-gen Creta has a similar interior layout. I am told the SP actually is the next-gen Creta (with Kia styling) that will launch mostly in 2020 or 21.
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Interior in the LHD sketch looks much more premium than the RHD one. Very BMW like.
It is very different though than anything currently on offer, loving it.
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Interior in the LHD sketch looks much more premium than the RHD one. Very BMW like.
It is very different though than anything currently on offer, loving it.
That LHD interior is not of the SP Concept SUV which is coming to India but of some other Kia Small SUV (probably placed under SP Concept) model, pics of which Volkman has posted without much clarification in the SP Concept (Indian SUV) thread.

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The dashboard and interiors of the upcoming SP2i concept, as released by Kia earlier today.
Now this is what I call sexy interiors. Best in the segment for sure or may be even a segment above.

I am expecting the lower variant to be feature-loaded.

Really hope that they get the pricing right.
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Saw this test mule on Eastern express highway in Mumbai today. Trust Team BHP to have a thread on any test mule Came to the Indian car scene forum and there you are, found the appropriate thread!

The car looked good. Those alloys are drool worthy!
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I think if the size and proportions are better than Creta, Kia has a winner on its hands with such a beautiful interior and multiple engine options with automatic at launch! I am excited and postponed my buy till I see it in person. Till date surprisingly the size have not been released but still worth waiting
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