The Kia KY is expected to sport an SUV-like design and will be positioned below the Carnival in the company’s stable.
Kia India has confirmed its next launch in the market and the offering will be a new three-row model sharing its base with the Seltos compact SUV. The new three-row offering is internally named Kia KY and the model will make its global debut in India on December 16, 2021. It will most likely be called Cairns at launch.
The Kia KY is expected to sport an SUV-like design and will be positioned below the Carnival in the company’s stable. Expect to see a lot of new design language from Kia on global models like the EV6 to make it to the upcoming KY. The offering is also expected to sport a bigger wheelbase than the Seltos.
The three-row vehicle has been caught testing in India on several occasions
On the engine front, the Kia KY is likely to come with a 1.5-litre petrol and diesel options.
The production-spec Kia KY will be showcased in 2022 and the launch is likely only next year. The model could compete with Toyota Innova Crysta, Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, Maruti Suzuki XL6 and Mahindra XUV700.
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