Kia recently revealed its new corporate logo and global brand slogan that signify the automaker’s transformation and all-new brand purpose. The introduction of the new logo represents Kia’s ambitions to establish a leadership position in the future mobility industry by revamping nearly all facets of its business. The logo is a symbol of Kia’s new brand purpose and the values it promises to offer customers through future products and services, and the experiences these enable.
And today, Kia revealed that it will be launching the updated Sonet and Seltos sometime next month. The brand also revealed that it will be known as Kia India from now on, ditching the name ‘Kia Motors India’.
What can we expect?
While we were expecting the updated Sonet and Seltos to get officially unveiled today, it looks like we will have to wait for some more time in order to receive the updated Korean duo. A unit of the Kia Sonet compact SUV has been already spotted in India with the new brand logo, which was possibly in transit to a dealership yard. It is almost confirmed that the updated Sonet and Seltos will come bearing this logo.
The updated 2021 Kia Sonet is likely to get paddle shifters. The paddle shifters were spotted in a Sonet powered by a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine paired to a 7-speed DCT. The Sonet will also witness an updated variant line-up apart from new features like an electric sunroof. On the other hand, if we are lucky, we could also see the arrival of Seltos’ Gravity Edition which is already on sale in other international markets.
Over the standard model, the Gravity edition features revised exterior and interior. The Seltos is also expected to receive Hyundai’s much talked about iMT and other features.
Kia’s upcoming MPV
Kia has also revealed that it will enter a new segment in Early 2022. Going by the reports, Kia is currently working on a new seven-seater MPV or crossover for the Indian market, which will be underpinned by the same platform as Seltos.
Talking about its rivals, it will most likely lock its horns with the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga XL6. Kia does have Carnival in its portfolio when it comes to people-hoarders but given its premium price tag, Kia could really make do with an affordable MPV.