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2023 Kia Seltos facelift revealed. Gets Modern Styling Cues and New Digital Cockpit
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2023 Kia Seltos facelift revealed. Gets Modern Styling Cues and New Digital Cockpit

Kia has unveiled the facelifted Seltos, showing fresh design cues alongside modern tech inside the cabin. It might not seem like too long ago, but the Seltos is already three years old, having debuted in 2019. Starting with the design, the overall silhouette may remain the same, but there are enough noticeable changes making it look sharper. Starting up front, there’s a new LED DRL setup which instead of wrapping around the upper portion of the retained Tiger Nose grille, now extends to the grille mesh. Aside from a new set of alloys, there’s a new, snazzier pair of LED tail lights that are now connected by a light bar. Some minor tweaks to the bumpers round off the styling touch ups. Dimensions of the new Seltos will remain largely unchanged while the company could add some ...
Kia Carens MPV makes global debut in India
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Kia Carens MPV makes global debut in India

The Kia Carens has finally been unveiled. Slated for a market launch early next year, the Carens is the Korean carmaker’s fourth product here.  The Kia Carens is targeted at modern Indian families and so it has a fairly long footprint, a straight roofline and an upright stance for that quintessential MPV appeal. Now the Carens name isn't new for Kia. The company used to sell a compact MPV named Carens in Korea between 1999 and 2018, however, globally it was more popularly known as Kia Rondo. The company has revived the Carens name again and India is the first market to get it. The Kia Carens bears a resemblance to the sportier Kia’s on sale globally. The front grille for instance, is reminiscent of Kia’s ‘Tiger Nose’ on the Stinger, but apart from that, the design is decidedly MP...
Kia Seltos X Line launched. Gets cosmetic updates sans mechanical changes
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Kia Seltos X Line launched. Gets cosmetic updates sans mechanical changes

Kia has launched the X-Line version of their popular mid size SUV Seltos. The new top-spec variant X-Line trim is priced at Rs 17.79 lakh for the petrol and Rs 18.10 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the diesel. Kia had previewed this model with the Seltos X-Line concept at the 2020 Auto Expo. Bookings for the new model is open via both Kia’s dealer network and their website. The GTX+, which was the top-spec trim until now, costs Rs 17.64 lakh for the petrol auto and Rs 17.85 lakh for the diesel auto. This makes the new X-Line come in at a premium of Rs 15,000 for the petrol and Rs 25,000 for the diesel version. Kia has given the Seltos X-Line numerous cosmetic upgrades. The biggest exterior change is the new ‘Xclusive Matte Graphite’ paint. Additionally, Kia has also given...
Kia EV6 crossover SUV previews brand’s new design philosophy
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Kia EV6 crossover SUV previews brand’s new design philosophy

Kia has given a first real look at its new EV6 electric car. The EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated EV and sits on the new E-GMP platform that’s shared with the decidedly more retro Hyundai Ioniq 5. Although the EV6 is not the first battery-electric vehicle from the Korean automaker, it is the first model to strictly rely on electricity for power. Other Kia electrics, such as the Soul EV and Niro EV, are also available with gasoline- or gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains. The EV6 has a sporty crossover-inspired design and is the first vehicle to make use of a new design philosophy from Kia that the company calls “Opposites United,” which is comprised of no less than five pillars: “Bold for Nature,” “Joy for Reason,” “Power to Progress,” “Technology for Life,” and “Tension for Serenit...
Kia Sonet launched. Prices start at INR 6.71 lakh
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Kia Sonet launched. Prices start at INR 6.71 lakh

Kia has launched the Sonet sub-4 meter SUV in India. Available in 6 variants broadly classified into two trim levels  - Tech Line and GT Line prices start at Rs. 6.71 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Sonet shares its underpinnings with the Hyundai Venue. It measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,790 mm in width, 1,647 mm in height and its wheelbase is 2,500 mm. It has a ground clearance of 211 mm and the boot space is 392 litre. The Sonet is offered with three engine options. These include a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine producing 82 BHP @ 6,300 rpm and 115 Nm @ 4,200 rpm paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine producing 118 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 172 Nm @ 1,500-4,000 rpm. This engine is offered with either a 6-speed iMT or 7-speed DCT. T...
Kia gifts the Stinger to Rafael Nadal – the world’s number one tennis player
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Kia gifts the Stinger to Rafael Nadal – the world’s number one tennis player

Kia Motors has delivered a new Kia Stinger to Rafael Nadal, the world's number one tennis player and global ambassador for Kia. Nadal started his relationship with Kia Motors in Spain in 2004, in the early stages of his professional tennis career.  President of Kia Motors Iberia Yangseop Gihl, Managing Director Emilio Herrera, and Marketing and Communications Director Ricardo de Diego handed the car over to the tennis star at the Rafael Nadal Academy in Manacor, Majorca – Nadal’s home town. Emilio Herrera commented: “Nadal is the best ambassador a brand could dream of, and we have had the privilege of having grown together. Rafa represents consistency, effort, modesty and passion. These are values we have in common. We are honoured to hand him the keys to a new Stinger, the most ...