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Old 11th January 2019, 13:28   #46
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Any idea of the length & height of the KIA SP? have not heard any specific details and hope its slightly larger (actually taller) than the creta
Looking at the proportion, it appears to be at least 15 cm longer. It should definitely have a larger luggage space (+ 35-40 liters). It could be slightly wider too (doesn't look narrow like the Creta)
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Does anyone know what the SP in the Kia SP Concept stand for? Just saw the KIA commercial on TV, with the KIA Sportage and was wondering if SP stands for Sportage?

Maybe I'm reading too much into it.
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Does anyone know what the SP in the Kia SP Concept stand for? Just saw the KIA commercial on TV, with the KIA Sportage and was wondering if SP stands for Sportage?

Maybe I'm reading too much into it.
Just googled the news, Kia Sportage is the car equivalent to the Hyundai Tucson. It sits above Creta/SP concept.

In the news, it was mentioned that this car is only here to showcase the brand in India and it won't launch first. It was also displayed in the auto expo last year.

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Looks like kia has started promotions. I found this sticker in creta
Nopes. It's a KIA employee vehicle. They have bought a convoy of Cretas
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@ Karan, you are spot on..how VW lost its debut, it could hit KIA too..

When someone differentiates, it should be substantially quantitative, where prospective customer is convinced that it really deserves that "premium price"

Or price it at par or slightly premium with lot of features... in this way, KIA can start off somewhere in a good note. or get stuck like VW, (stuck even today)
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Hyundai has dug its heels into the market and how. The creta is the flagbearer and is already premium priced and continues to hold sway thanks to proactive updates/ fresh facelifts and backed by good service from Hyundai.

A newcomer like Kia trying to slot in above the established and trusted Hyundai as the uber premium branch of the family tree would be a blunder pricing wise.
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Kia has now revealed plans of a sporty SP Concept to debut in 2020. Kia SP SUV to get sporty turbo-petrol variant.

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The go-faster version of the production-spec SP Concept SUV will be powered by a 140hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol motor

The sportier version of the Kia SP SUV will be differentiated with a body kit as well as a racier trim on the inside. But that won’t be all: the Kia SP SUV will also get a more powerful engine – a 140hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol unit. The engine will come mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddleshifters. Kia is also expected to tune this version’s suspension for a sportier drive.

Interestingly, the 140hp, 1.4-litre engine is also likely to find use on future Kia models in India
Kia SP Concept SUV is scheduled for August this year.

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The standard production SP SUV will be available with two engine options – a 1.5-litre petrol and a 115hp, 1.5-litre diesel. Interestingly, these engines could be launched in BS-IV rather than BS-VI form. Manual and torque convertor automatic gearbox options will be on offer, paired to the 1.5-litre engines. Paddleshifters are also expected as standard kit on higher trims of the automatic models.
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According to a media report, Kia is likely to offer a 1.4-litre, turbocharged petrol engine in its upcoming SP Concept-based SUV. This variant could be introduced in 2020.

The Kia Seltos SUV (SP Concept). EDIT : Launched at Rs. 9.69 lakhs-kia-sp-concept.jpg

In addition to the engine, this variant is expected to get a body kit and different interior trim. The 1.4-litre engine is rumoured to develop 138 BHP and could be mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters. The car might also get a different suspension setup.

Kia's first SUV in India is rumoured to debut in August 2019. At launch, the car is expected to be offered with two engine options - a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine with 113 BHP. Transmission options are likely to include manual and automatic gearboxes.

The SP Concept-based SUV is expected to be priced in the Rs. 10-16 lakh range and is likely to come equipped with features like ventilated front seats, touchscreen infotainment system, on-board Wi-Fi, wireless charging and a 360-degree camera among others.

Source: Autocar India

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According to a media report, Kia is likely to offer a 1.4-litre, turbocharged petrol engine in its upcoming SP Concept-based SUV. This variant could be introduced in 2020.

The Kia SP concept is already coming with a Petrol engine, but this news is for a sportier version / performance variant of the same car.
Mods can you edit the article title and description ?
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Kia India trial production to commence on January 29th. Its new plant has a capacity of 3,00,000 units per annum

All-new Kia SP2 SUV is set to hit Indian showrooms by August 2019.

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The event will see presence of the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu, and the Ambassador of The Republic of Korea to India, H.E. Shin Bongkil, along with other Kia leadership.
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1 question is there in my mind, i would like to have some clarification.

We know that this Kia SP Concept is based on the Hyundai Creta, sort of badge engineered model. But the question is this;

Q: Is this Kia SP2 based on the existing Hyundai Creta or is it based on the upcoming next generation Creta ?
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The concept shown last year in Auto Expo clearly looked half a size bigger than Creta,
So, that should make it loosely based on the next gen Creta rather than the present generation one, while being is the same segment.
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Kia SP2i To Get All-New 1.5L Engines,
Likely To Be Priced From 9.49 Lakh


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The Kia SP2i derives power from new 1.5-litre petrol and diesel powertrains and both of them will be BSVI ready ahead of the eventual switch from April 2020.


Expect the price range of the SP2i to hover around Rs. 9.49 lakh to Rs. 14 lakh (ex-showroom) as Kia targets to position the compact SUV aggressively in the domestic market with high localisation.
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TUSKER is the likely name for KIA's SP Concept.

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According to preliminary details, the Tusker (name not confirmed for the American market) will ride on the same platform that is going to underpin the new Hyundai Creta, another model designed especially for the Indian market. While this architecture is generally capable of spawning a seven-seater, Kia’s new crossover will retain the compact dimensions of the concept and will offer five seats.

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TUSKER is the likely name for KIA's SP Concept.
Some media outlets are calling it TUSKER, some are calling it TRAZOR. Why this confusion? Is the name still not finalized?
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