Kia Motors came to India with the aim to win the hearts of young car buyers. Undoubtedly, the Korean automaker proved itself as a brand by delivering dynamic designs and futuristic car models. Every Kia car owner admires the design language of the car and finds it comfortable to drive. Probably this is the reason that Kia is a perfect combination of style and performance. Let us know more about Kia cars:
Design & Space Management
A great design is one of the primary reasons for the brand's success. With its dynamic design ideologies, Kia is able to manufacture models that are stylish and practical. Their design philosophy 'the simplicity of the straight line' is associated with three traits; clarity, precision, and distinctiveness. Besides, Kia vehicle’s feature the brand's signature tiger-nose grille and cosy cabins.
A testament of this fact is the recently unveiled Kia KA4 at the 2023 Delhi Auto Expo. Ideally the next-generation Kia Carnival the MPV offers a premium SUV like exterior design with plush interior. If you thought the Carnival was great on space management then hold on, the KA4 is said to be 40mm longer and 10 wider when compared to the MPV. Further the four-wheel features the brand's new design language which we have also seen on UVs like the Kia Seltos and Sorento. At the lower end of the spectrum, we have the Kia Carens that caters to the masses. Its overall dimensions state that the MPV measures 4450mm in length, is 1800mm wide, and 1708mm tall having a wheelbase of 1780mm. This has resulted in a stronger road presence for the vehicle. In terms of practicality, it offers better legroom for all three-rows in comparison to competition where the third row falls short on space.
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Interior & Exterior
The design philosophy of the Kia car models attracts a lot of buyers. The brand’s signature ‘Tiger-nose grille’ is something that makes the four-wheeler look attractive and easily recognizable. The Korean automaker features modern and sophisticated cabins in its car models. If we talk about Sonet, it highlights a sweeping dashboard. Keeping the comfort of both driver and passengers in mind, it provides plenty of legroom, shoulder room, and headroom. Taking the centre stage on the dashboard is the 8.0-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system incorporating a reverse camera with dynamic guidelines, a standard fitment that can be found throughout the range. Similarly, other Kia car models are made with such comfort and convenient features.
KIA India offers multiple engine options with its model range. These include both petrol and diesel while their transmission options include iMT, CVT, DCT, AT and MT. For instance, the Kia Sonet comes equipped with three engine options; a 1.2-litre 4-Cylinder naturally aspirated petrol with 5-speed manual transmission (81 bhp/115 Nm), a 1.0-litre 3-Cylinder turbo-petrol with either a 6-speed iMT or 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox (117bhp/172 Nm), and a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine mated to either a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission (112 bhp/250 Nm). With so many variations on offer, the customer gets the flexibility to choose the model and variant according to their needs.
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Ride & Handling
The moment you start driving Kia cars, you would feel a sense of comfort. Kia Carens is one of the best examples when it comes to talking about driving comfort. Its brilliant suspension setup and 16-inch wheels ensure that the ride quality is uncompromised. Further going over potholes and broken roads is a matter of ease for the four wheeler. Talking about handling, then the Sonet comes out right on top dues to its compact dimensions. The subcompact SUV does well to tackle corners with utter ease. On the whole, Kia car models do well when it comes to ride and handling.