2018 Kia Ray features several cosmetic changes and interior revisions; powered by an improved 1.0-litre engine
Right after a short preview earlier in the month, Kia has revealed the refreshed version of the Ray for the South Korean market. The 2018 Ray has been given several cosmetic updates but it carries the same overall design as the outgoing model. The engineers of the Hyundai subsidiary has elected to offer a brand new face.
It features a redesigned set of headlamps with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights, reworked grille with unique highlights and round-shaped fog lamps housed on a vertical structure. The Kia badge is positioned prominently at the centre with a short and edgy bonnet.
At the rear, the facelifted Kia Ray comes fitted with new 15-inch sporty alloy wheels, modified tail lamps with C-shaped LED insert and a new bumper. Kia will be providing a range of customisation options with the new Ray which includes different mirror caps, roof, grille and tailgate appliqué contrast paint schemes.
Despite changes to the exterior, the cabin remains almost identical to its predecessor. Customers will get access to a new three-spoke steering wheel, added metallic accents, revised gear level placed in the centre, etc. It also comes equipped with a seven-inch infotainment screen along with options such as mood lighting and contrast floor mats.
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Focussing on its customer base, Kia has included a number of choices such as removable cage, fence separating first and second row, rear seat cover, trendy trim with heated front row and faux leather seats among others. As for the powertrain, Kia has not given any official performance figures.
It can reportedly be bought with an updated version of the 1.0-litre petrol engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 78 PS. The 2018 Kia Ray has prices starting at 13.15 million won (Rs. 7.78 lakh) and the van variant has been made available for 12.1 million won (Rs. 7.16 lakh).