Kia KY seven-seater seltos MPV could spawn a Hyundai sibling codenamed as KS, and share underpinnings with KY.
- Kia seven-seater MPV likely to launch in 2022
- Upon launch, KY will be positioned between Innova Crysta and Maruti Ertiga
- Kia KY powered with 2.0 Litre petrol and 1.5L oil burner motor
Kia recently launched its FY2021 model of Seltos and Sonet, along with a new corporate logo. That being said the Korean manufacturer working on launching a new MPV based on a Seltos platform in the Indian market, like the parent brand Hyundai did with converting Mid-Size 5-seater SUV Creta into 7-seater Alcazar. The New Kia MPV will be positioned below carnival in the international markets. Upon the launch, it is likely to rival Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Innova Crysta and directly go against Mahindra Marazzo. As per reports launch is expected to be in early 2022.
Firstly, the Kia KY goes on sale in the Korean market, then further in the Indian and global market. Upon, launch the Kia KY positioned between Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Innova Crysta. Although, Hyundai also planning to launch a 7-seater MPV using Kia KY underpinnings, as per reports Hyundai’s version codenamed as KS. Although, any test mules haven’t been seen and its debut could be due after its parent sibling Alcazar launch. The Kia KY will have a 4.5 meters length and be heavily localized to carry an aggressive price range. The family-focused KY MPV is currently in its initial stage of testing and will share the Seltos platform.
As for the performance Kia KY likely to powered with multiple engines, a 2.0 Litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, which develops 159 PS of maximum power and 192 Nm of peak torque. Second, a 1.5 Litre four-cylinder oil burner, that belts out 115 PS of maximum power and 250 Nm of peak torque. Both the powertrain comes paired with 6-speed manual transmission and an optional 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox system. Expect similar powertrain options to be united in the Hyundai KS as well if grows the sign for India.