The online voting officially ended on June 20th and the company will be revealing name along with winners during the launch of compact SUV
Kia is creating lots of hype in social media thanks to various contests the company is running on. The Korean manufacturer has certainly got the attention of youngsters and the company was running a poll to finalize name for its first product. The company has short listed four names – Trazor, Tusker, SP-Z and Trailster.
Initially, Trazor was leading the poll and maintained comfortable lead but things have changed completely changed during the last few days of voting. The Tusker name has got so many votes and it’s almost neck and neck with Trazor. The online voting officially ended on June 20th and the company will be revealing name along with winners during the launch of compact SUV.
Kia officially revealed SP concept at the Auto Expo 2018 and the concept model has attracted lots of visitors as it is based on the new design theme. We are expecting the production model to continue the same exterior design theme with minor changes all around to make the model like smaller tyres and interior also.
The production model will be loaded with features as the main rival will be Hyundai Creta and some of the features expected on production model are touch screen infotainment system, climate control, push button start, key less entry, leather seats, wireless charging for smartphone, sunroof, 17 inch alloy wheels, cruise control and more.
The SP concept will be powered by 1.6 L petrol and diesel engines. The 1.6 L petrol engine produces 122 hp of power and 151 Nm of torque and the 1.6 L diesel puts out 126 hp of power and 260 Nm of torque. Both these engines are mated to 6 speed manual and automatic transmission. We are not expecting Kia to offer four wheel drive system.
The upcoming SUV will be built at new plant in Andhra Pradesh, which will be completed by the middle of next year and the company has invested $1.1 billion for the new plant. The SP concept production model platform will be used to develop different products in future and the company is planning to launch four new products by 2022.