Kia is set to make waves in the Indian automotive landscape with the launch of three new models in India by the end of 2024, and among them are the much-anticipated Kia Sonet facelift and a flagship EV offering, promising a fresh blend of style, performance and advanced features.
Kia’s Anticipated Models for 2024
Kia Sonet Facelift
The recently unveiled Kia Sonet Facelift will be launched in January 2024. Being a facelift model, it has gotten bolder & sharper and boasts enhanced features to take on the likes of Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger and soon-to-be-launched Mahindra XUV300. While it continues to get all three engine options, it now regains the diesel-manual combination. Expect its price to start from around Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom).
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New-Gen Kia Carnival
The Kia KA4 concept, essentially the fourth-gen Carnival, was showcased at the 2023 Auto Expo. It showcased a design with more rugged, SUV-inspired elements and boasted an overall larger size compared to its predecessor. Expect it to be offered with a 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces a maximum power output of 202PS and 440Nm of peak torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Kia is anticipated to launch the flagship EV9 three-row electric SUV in India by mid-2024. It was recently previewed at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2023 in a near-production avatar. The global release is set to feature multiple battery and electric motor options, offering both rear-wheel-drive (RWD) and all-wheel-drive (AWD). Depending on the chosen powertrain, the EV9 boasts a claimed range of over 541 km.