Kia SP2i: Features, launch, rivals, other important details about the upcoming compact SUV

Ever since Kia Motors showcased the SP Concept at the 2018 Auto Expo, people have been waiting to see its production-spec version. The upcoming Kia SP2i compact SUV, which is based on the SP Concept, will be the first product from the South Korean carmaker in India.

Kia Motors’ first India showroom has already come up in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Besides, Kia SP2i’s trial production has also commenced at the company’s manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur. Expectations are that the carmaker will widen its portfolio in India post the launch of the compact SUV.

Now that Kia Motors has come out with the official date when SP2i will be unveiled in India, there is a lot of buzz surrounding the compact SUV. Below are all the important details you need to know about the upcoming compact SUV.

Kia SP2i Exterior Features
The Kia SP Concept-based compact SUV will get exterior features like Tiger nose grille, LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, LED tail lamps, rear bumper with metallic muffler effect and dual exhaust pipes.

Kia SP2i Interior Features
There are features like a 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation system, AC vents with metallic highlights, three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, push-button start/stop, front armrest and EPS (Electronic Power Steering) available with SP2i. The compact SUV also gets Kia’s Sound Mood Lighting technology.

Kia SP2i Unveil
The upcoming compact SUV will be unveiled in India on June 20, 2019.

Kia SP2i Launch
Kia SP2i will be launched in India in the second half of 2019.

Kia SP2i Engine & Transmission
As of now, there is no official word on the powertrain options that will come with SP2i. However, we do know that there will be an automatic transmission option.

Kia SP2i Rivals
Kia SP2i will challenge the likes of Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, Nissan Kicks and MG Hector, which will be launched in India in June 2019.

Kia SP2i Price
Although the company has not come with the prices of Kia SP2i, we are expecting the range to be between Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom).

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