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Kia Motors Cars for 2021

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In a market as fierce as India, only a few manufacturers have been able to make a mark for themselves. From Opel to Chevrolet, many major car makers have tried their fortunes in India with little success. However, if there is one newbie that can truly be acknowledged for leaving a huge impact in the market, it is definitely Kia Motors.

Entering India in 2019, the South Korean Manufacturer has managed to capture a substantial share of the market in just 2 years of its existence. With 3 capable offerings in the form of the Seltos, Carnival and the Sonet, Kia Motors is a name that has surely carved a place for itself in the Indian market. If you’re interested in buying a car from Kia Motors in 2021, here’s everything you need to know about the Korean manufacturer’s cars.

Kia Seltos

Kia Seltos

The debutant vehicle of the South Korean manufacturer here in India, the Kia Seltos was the company’s first “Made-in-India” offering that was pushed in the competitive midsize SUV market in August 2019. Giving fierce competition to already popular vehicles such as the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500, and even the Jeep Compass, the Kia Seltos displayed what the brand was truly capable of. With a modern stance, ample features, posh interiors, powerful engine and impeccable safety, the Kia Seltos became an instant success, securing over 50,000 bookings in just two months.

Built on a modern architecture, the Kia Seltos comes with several aesthetic cues such as LED headlamps with DRLs, LED tail lamps, crystal cut alloy wheels, all-electronic sunroof, and ambient mood lighting. Additionally the tiger nose grille and aggressive, sporty lines all over the car give it a very sporty appeal.. The overall stance of the vehicle is pretty modern and aggressive, making you fall in love with every glance.

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Kia Seltos Features

  • Massive 10.25 Inch touch-infotainment system
  • Built-in air Purifier 
  • UVO connected car technology
  • 8-inch heads up display
  • 8-speaker Bose sound system
Kia Seltos Interior

Kia Seltos Variants

Kia Seltos Variants

Variants

Fuel Type

Price (ex-showroom)

Kia Sonet HTE

Petrol

₹9.89 lakhs

Diesel

₹10.35 lakhs

Kia Sonet HTK

Petrol

₹10.59-11.69 lakhs

Diesel

₹11.69-12.79 lakhs

Diesel Automatic

₹13.79 lakhs

Kia Sonet HTX

Petrol

₹9.99-11.75 lakhs

Petrol Automatic

₹14.45 lakhs

Diesel

₹14.55-15.59 lakhs

Diesel Automatic

₹16.59 lakhs

Kia Sonet GTX

Petrol

₹15.65-16.49 lakhs

Petrol Automatic

₹17.29 lakhs

Diesel Automatic

₹17.45 lakhs

For those looking to get the most of the Kia Seltos, the Tech Line HTX version could be the best pick. Offered in both a diesel and petrol engine option, the Tech Line HTX also brings in the Seltos’s USP features including air purifier, 10.25 inch touch infotainment, Bose sound system, OVO connected car tech and even an optional petrol IVT automatic.

Kia Carnival

At a time when established MUVs like the Toyota Innova Crysta was ruling the segment in India, Kia launched its second offering for the Indian market, the Kia Carnival. For buyers looking to buy a luxurious and feature-loaded MUV, the Kia Carnival brought a whole new segment of vehicle that sat above the Innova Crysta, offering a different and a more premium experience altogether.

Starting off from its huge dimensions, the Carnival is a MUV very different from those currently in the market. With an elegant and stylish design beautifully complimented with LED headlamps and fog lamps. The Carnival also comes with Kia’s signature tiger nose grille and carved bonnet lines giving the vehicle a mature and premium look. Overall, the well-proportionate front fascia and the intelligently integrated chrome accents, makes the Carnival an impressive vehicle.

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Kia Carnival Features

  • Segment-first electronic sliding door system
  • Availability of 7, 8 and 9 seater variants 
  • Dual-panel electric sunroof
  • VIP seats With rear seat entertainment system
  • Tri-zone temperature control system
  • UVO connected car technology
  • 8-inch touch infotainment system
  • A massive boot space of 2,759 litres when rear seats flattened
  • Bose 7-speaker premium sound system
Kia Carnival Interior

Kia Carnival Variants

Kia Carnival Variants

Variants

Seating Capacity

Price (ex-showroom)

Kia Carnival Premium

7 Seater

₹24.95 lakhs

8 Seater

₹25.15 lakhs

Kia Carnival Prestige

7 Seater

₹28.95 lakhs

9 Seater

₹29.95 lakhs

Kia Carnival Limousine

7 Seater

₹33.95 lakhs

For those looking to get the most of a vehicle for less, the Carnival Prestige 7 seater and Carnival Prestige 9 seater (₹28.95-29.95 lakhs) version could be the best pick. Offered with all key features along with advanced safety achieved by rake assist, electronic stability control (ESC), hill assist, roll-over mitigation, cornering brake control, side and curtain airbags, front parking sensors. The Prestige variant is also topped with premium upholstery, panoramic sunroof and a 220V charger for laptops, making the Prestige variant the perfect pick.

Kia Sonet

Kia Sonet Exterior

After two successful launches, Kia’s journey in India has been a truly remarkable one. With a vision to further strengthen its roots, Kia Motors launched its third entrant for the Indian market, the Kia Sonet. Launched in September 2020, the newest offering from the South Korean manufacturer clocked over 6500 bookings in a single day, beating every other competitor in town. As a modern and stylish compact SUV, the Kia Sonet locks horns with rivals such as the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

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The Kia Sonet features several stylish cues such as LED headlamps, crystal cut alloy wheels, LED tail lamps, and an all-electric sunroof. Kia’s signature tiger nose grille, silver skid plates, and sharp, aggressive creases lend an overall muscular stance to the Sonet. A perfect blend of modern yet aggressive exteriors, the Kia Sonet is an instant head turner.

Kia Sonet Features

  • UVO connected car technology
  • 10.25-inch touch infotainment system and a 4.2 inch digital MID
  • Front Ventilated Seats
  • Smart Air Purifier with Virus Shield
  • Multi Drive and Traction Mode
  • Remote engine start
  • Bose 7 speaker premium sound system
Kia Sonet interior

Kia Sonet Variants

Kia Sonet Variants

Variants

Fuel Type

Price (ex-showroom)

Kia Sonet HTE

Petrol

₹6.79 lakhs

Diesel

₹8.25 lakhs

Kia Sonet HTK

Petrol

₹7.69-9.49 lakhs

Petrol Automatic

₹10.49 lakhs

Diesel

₹9.19-9.69 lakhs

Diesel Automatic

₹10.59 lakhs

Kia Sonet HTX

Petrol

₹9.99-11.75 lakhs

Diesel

₹10.19-11.95 lakhs

Kia Sonet GTX

Petrol

₹11.99-12.09 lakhs

Petrol Automatic

₹12.89-12.99 lakhs

Diesel

₹12.19-12.29 lakhs

Diesel Automatic

₹13.09-13.19 lakhs

For those looking to get the most of the Kia Sonet, the Tech Line HTK+ (8.45 Lakhs to 10.39 Lakhs) version could be the best pick. Being the only variant available in all engine-gearbox combinations, the HTK+ is the most value for money variant. Topped with features like automatic headlamps, projector fog lamps, automatic climate control, and an 8-inch touchscreen with 6-speaker Arkamys sound system. The HTK+ 1.0-litre turbo-petrol automatic also gets ESP, drive modes, traction control and hill-start assists.

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