Mumbai, Jan 9: The Kia Sportage SUV and Soul hybrid have been spied on Indian streets. This is not the principal example where a Kia vehicle has been found in India, as there has been locating of the Korean cars in travel to nations like Bangladesh, Bhutan or Nepal.
In any case's, fascinating that the SUV is conveying West Bengal impermanent plates which could imply that Hyundai's sister image, Kia, has started testing its vehicles on Indian soil. There is no affirmation on this development however.
The Sportage SUV is one of the Kia's most established models at a bargain universally. Right now in its fourth era, it is an immediate opponent to Tucson. It likewise has the measure of the Tucson with more intelligent insides and sportier styling. With regards to India, the motor range is probably going to be same as the Tucson's - that implies a 2.0-litre diesel is probably going to be the pillar of the range.
The car seen behind the Sportage SUV is the Soul crossover. This model is unique to Kia with no equivalent in the Hyundai range. In its second generation currently, the Soul was heavily revised last year and now comes with a long list of equipment and safety features.
As indicated by most recent reports, Kia has been investigating a section into the Indian market for quite a while.
The Korean carmaker is yet to distinguish an area for its first plant in India and it's simply after this enormous obstacle is cleared that a formal declaration on its entrance into India can be normal.
For now, the only official statement Kia has made on its India project is "We at Kia Motors are continually evaluating potential locations for overseas manufacturing facilities, including India, to secure additional engines for future growth. However, as of now, no concrete plans have been finalized."