5 Upcoming Kia Cars In India – Sonet Facelift To EV9

Kia EV9

Kia Motor India is planning to launch plenty of new cars in the Indian market, and here, we talk about the top five most anticipated models

Kia, the renowned South Korean automaker, is gearing up to make significant strides in the Indian automotive market with its exciting lineup of upcoming cars. With a focus on innovation, design, and sustainability, Kia is set to introduce a range of vehicles that cater to various preferences and needs.

Here’s a sneak peek at five upcoming Kia cars that are generating buzz among automotive enthusiasts and shoppers:

1. Kia Sonet Facelift

Kia Sonet Facelift Spied

Since its global debut in 2020, the Kia Sonet has been a crowd favourite, thanks to its dynamic design and impressive features. However, it’s due for an update, with the launch of the updated model slated for next year. The upcoming Sonet facelift is expected to offer design changes and more features, while still offering the same engine and transmission options. Spy shots reveal a refreshed exterior design, including a revised Kia grille, updated headlamp design, and new alloy wheels. Interior updates are also anticipated.

2. New-Generation Kia Carnival

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Kia KA4

Kia’s luxury MPV, Carnival, is gearing up for a generation change, likely in 2024. The current-gen model was discontinued earlier this year due to the end of its product lifecycle. The upcoming fourth-generation Carnival promises major styling changes, along with new tech and features. Notable updates include the signature ‘Tiger Nose’ grille, connected taillamps, and a refreshed headlight design.

3. New Compact Electric Car

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Hyundai Exter ICE

Kia’s commitment to electrification is evident in its plans to introduce a compact electric car for the Indian market. Set to debut in 2025, this made-in-India EV is expected to be a game-changer. While specific details are yet to be unveiled, this new Kia EV is expected to be based on Hyundai Exter, which will also get an EV version in the near future.

4. Kia EV9

Kia EV9

Kia’s global flagship electric SUV, the EV9, is set to debut in India next year. Boasting a bold and upright design, the EV9 marks a significant step in Kia’s electric vehicle journey. Equipped with advanced features and cutting-edge technology, the EV9 is designed to compete with other luxury SUVs on the market. The India-spec version is likely to be the long-range AWD version, powered by a 99.8 kWh lithium-ion connected to two motors, rated at 385 PS of peak power.

5. Kia Seltos EV

The popular Kia Seltos is set to receive an electrified variant. While details about the Seltos EV are limited, it’s expected to offer the same blend of style, performance, and features that the Seltos is known for, now in an electric form. It will likely share its powertrain with the upcoming Hyundai Creta EV, which is undergoing road testing at the moment.