Kia Sonet X-Line
This new car will be a sportier version of the standard Sonnet. According to reports, it is expected to be launched in September or October, 2022. The SONET X-LINE SUV could be based on the GTX+ variant. At the same time, cosmetic changes will be made inside and outside. In this, the tiger-nose grille will be finished in gloss black. Apart from this, the car will get a matte graphite exterior colour, dark chrome fog lamp cover, blacked-out muffler, wing mirrors and special skid plates. It will also get metal garnish on the side doors and dual-tone alloy wheels with silver brake calipers.
The cabin of the new Sonet is also expected to get sportier treatment like the SELTOS X-LINE. It can be offered with 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre turbo diesel engines.
Kia Seltos Facelift
Kia is also gearing up to offer a mid-life facelift to its most popular compact SUV, the Seltos. It will come with new features, cosmetic design updates and upgraded interiors. The upcoming SUV will get a new front grille, revised headlamp unit with LED DRLs, new bumpers, special skid plates, new alloys and new LED taillights.
Also inside the cabin, the Seltos Facelift is expected to get an updated touchscreen infotainment system, digital instrument console and new seat upholstery. It is also likely to get a panoramic sunroof and ADAS feature. Along with this, the SUV will continue to be offered with the sportier 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine along with 1.5L petrol and diesel engines.
Kia Carnival New Generation Model
Kia India may unveil the new generation Carnival MPV at the 2023 Auto Expo in January. It is already available for sale in select global markets for more than 2 years. Recently there have been some significant changes in it. Its India-spec model can also get a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine, which generates 200bhp power and 440Nm peak torque. It will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Obviously, after the launch of these cars, the competition for Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors and Hyundai will increase slightly.