KIA Seltos juniors revealed, about to 'bombard' the MPV segment to bring down Mitsubishi Xpander and Suzuki Ertiga photo 1

KIA Seltos juniors revealed, about to ‘bombard’ the MPV segment to bring down Mitsubishi Xpander and Suzuki Ertiga


(Techz.vn) The KIA Seltos junior car model will be a classy competitor to challenge and bring down the Mitsubishi Xpander and Suzuki Ertiga.

Over the next year, KIA Motor India aims to consolidate its position in the fastest growing segment of the SUV / MPV. Currently, the automaker has three models in its portfolio: KIA Seltos (mid-size SUV), KIA Carnival (MPV) and KIA Sonet (compact SUV). With the aim of further expanding its product line, the South Korean automaker is planning to launch a compact MPV model code-named KIA KY with the aim of competing for market share with rivals like Suzuki. Ertiga or Mitsubishi Xpander.

KIA KY is currently in the initial testing phase and is expected to reach customers in early 2022. According to leaked information, the new 7-seater MPV of KIA is likely to launch in January 2022.

Although a few months away from its official launch, details on the KIA KY 7-seater MPV model have already begun to appear online. According to a recent media report, the compact MPV will be the first in its segment to offer the ability to adjust the third row with an electronic button. In terms of features, the car will have a smartphone-connected touchscreen infotainment system, KIA’s UVO-connected car technology, air purifier, electric sunroof, ambient light, and Separate air conditioning controls and curtains for mid-row passengers.

KIA Seltos juniors revealed, about to 'bombard' the MPV segment to bring down Mitsubishi Xpander and Suzuki Ertiga photo 2

Leaked images confirm that the new KIA KY 7-seater MPV will feature Sonet-inspired lights with LED DRLs. The signature ‘tiger nose’ grille with chrome accents and wide air vents add a bold look to the front of the car. The car has 16 inch alloy with MRF Wandere tires. Design details such as a floating hood, sharp fish-fin antenna, roof rails and LED taillights add to the sporty look of the car.

Information about the KIA KY engine has not been revealed, but this model will likely share the powertrain with Seltos. The second version comes with 2.0L naturally aspirated petrol and 1.5L diesel engine options. Both engine options can be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

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