The official announcement from Kia cars India is that it would exhibit 10 vehicles at the 2023 Auto Show. The business will display its prototype EV9 SUV, a foreshadowing of the brand’s premium electric SUV. Additionally, during the 16th Indian Auto Expo, Kia will reveal a sizable RV (Recreational Vehicle).
Although Kia hasn’t given the RV a name, it’s most likely the new Kia Carnival, which is currently available in several overseas markets. The business will also display specialised automobiles, such as sportier and limited-edition models of its current lineup. Additionally, Kia might display its international SUVs, such as the Sorento 7-seater SUV, during the auto show.
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Through a variety of audience engagement activities, including the Technology Zone with a live demonstration of Kia Connect, the Kia EV6 Simulator Zone, a smart plastic recycling unit, and the KIN wall of fame highlighting Kia’s success milestones among others. The Kia Pavilion will also provide visitors with an immersive experience.
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The inside of the new Carnival has been totally redesigned and updated. It has a wheelbase that is 3,090 mm long, 30 mm longer than that of the previous model. The entire length has grown to 5,155 mm, an increase of 40 mm, and the overall width, to 1995 mm, an increase of 10 mm. The larger dimensions guarantee the additional inside room. The 7-seater Carnival has a cargo area of 627 litres with all seats in place, which can be extended to 2905 litres by folding the rear seats.
It has a wireless 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a brand-new 12.3-inch digital driver display. Another new feature on the new Carnival is called “Rear Passenger View & Talk.” Instead of turning around in their seat, front passengers may utilise this function to check on passengers in the backseat using a small camera connected to the infotainment system.
The Recreational Vehicle is equipped with seven airbags, surround view monitor, ESC, VSM, blind spot monitoring, blind spot detection, lane keeping assistance, speed limit assistance, driver attention warning, blind spot view monitoring, smart cruise control, high beam assistance, lane following assistance, and lane following assist for safety and security.
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Three engine choices are offered for the global-spec model: a 268bhp, 3.5-litre MPi petrol V6 and a 199bhp, a 290bhp, 3.5L GDi V6 Smartstream engine, and a 2.2L Smartstream diesel engine. In our market, the diesel variant will debut.
At the 2021 LA Auto Show, the Kia EV9 electric SUV concept made its official premiere. Its dimensions are 2,055 mm in width, 4,929 mm in length, and 1,790 mm in height, and it has a 3,099 mm-broad wheelbase. The modular E-GMP electric vehicle architecture, which also supports the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 6, and the Kia EV6 is the foundation for the concept SUV. It has a 77.4kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack and can go up to 483 kilometres or 300 miles on a single charge.
The next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe platform, which isn’t offered in our market, serves as the foundation for the three-row Sorento 7-seater SUV. The SUV is offered with a variety of engines, including turbo diesel, petrol, self-charging petrol hybrid, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). The Skoda Kodiaq and the Jeep Meridian are competitors of the fourth-generation Kia Sorento.