KIA is all set to have a reappearance in Pakistan with a joint venture with Lucky Cement, part of Yunus Brother Group (YBG).
Last month a newspaper advertisement achieved public concentration as the venture was hiring candidates in diverse disciplines, at the present 3 KIA vehicles have been spotted testing at Hyderabad to Hala Highway. This gives evidence that the company is functioning road tests for assessment of their possible models to be brought in.
KIA spotted on road.
Now have a closer look.
The units while had their insignia hidden away, but can be recognized as KIA Carnival minivan, Kia Rio hatchback and Kia Sportage SUV. The Carnival minivan is equipped with a 3.3 literV6 petrol and a 2.2 liter diesel engine mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The Rio hatchback is equipped with an assortment of engine choices counting a 1.0, 1.2, 1.4 and 1.6 liter petrol and 1.4 liter turbo diesel. Accessible transmission option is moreover a 5 & 6-speedmanual or a 4 & 5-speed automatic dependent on the engine configuration and trims levels.
The new Sportage is equipped with a 1.6 & 2.0 liter naturally aspirated, 1.6 & 2.0 liter turbocharged, 2.4 liter naturally aspirated and a 1.7 liter turbo diesel engine. Accessible transmission choices are either a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic or a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission.
Do make a note that these vehicles are in testing phase and ultimate result on the subject of an official launch of any of these vehicles is to come , nevertheless it does signals us regarding the strong competition that appears to be incoming by 2019. And despite the fact that Pak Suzuki doesn’t give the impression of being hurt much with the commencement of these cars, it’s a fear for Honda & Toyota certainly.
Stay tuned to Autodeals.PK for more information on the KIA vehicles in Pakistan.