Kia plans to bring a new product to the Indian market every six months for the next three years -in-India to keep the price competitive Popularity of the SUVs in the Indian market has prompted Kia to launch two SUVs as the first two products on the Indian market.
The brand's third product will be a C Ross Hatchback and is expected to start later in 2020 or early 2021. It is a product specific to India. The cross-hatchback is based on the next generation of Kia Rio, which will soon be launched in international markets.
There is a cross version of the current generation of The Kia Rio is also available in markets like Russia and China and is referred to as K2 and is in dimensions larger than the hatchback of Rio.
The car will be featured in the Maruti Suzuki Baleno segment, but it will compete directly with those of Hyundai i20 Active. Kia has experienced the popularity of SUVs in India and ensures maximum attention in the market. There are no details on the engine that will power Kia's cross-hatchback in the Indian market.
Upon arrival, the Indian market will already receive the BS VI mandate. It is very likely that Kia will use the 1.0-liter turbo gasoline engine with around 115 hp and a 1.5-liter diesel engine. These two SUVs will also power Kia's upcoming compact SUV on the Indian market.