Kia Motors will be marking its entry into India with a new SUV, the SP2i concept, which will likely be named the Trailster or Tusker.
The new ute will come with disc brakes on all four wheels. This is something which is not on offer with the Hyundai Creta. To add a touch of sportiness, KIA SUV will also get red brake calipers in the front.
Hyundai is Kia’s sister company under related Korean ownership.
Scheduled for launch in India next month, the Kia SP Concept will rival the Tata Harrier, MG Hector and Nissan Kicks among others.
The SP Concept, a 5 seater SUV, made global debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. It will be based on a platform, which will also underpin the next generation Creta. The 2020 Hyundai Creta made global debut last month. It is larger than the current Creta, and gets new set of engine options.
The Kia SP SUV will receive machine cut 17” alloy wheels, LED DRLs, lower positioned head and fog lamps as compared to those seen on its concept at the 2018 Auto Expo. The Kia SP Concept will come in with dual airbags, ABS, EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts. Powering the Kia SUV could be BS VI compliant 1.5 liter turbocharged petrol and diesel engines.
The company has also stated that a plug in hybrid variant will be making its way into India in the near future. Kia SP is expected to be priced higher than Hyundai Creta, from Rs.10-15 lakhs.