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Kia is Seriously Considering the Soul for the Indian market

It is a fact that every Kia product has its own unique quality and features be it the Kia Seltos the brand’s first product for the domestic market which is known for its some first-in-segment features or the Kia Carnival MPV which is well known for its affordability and know rumour has it that Kia is evaluating to launch its first product in the crosshatch segment the Kia Soul (Petrol) in the domestic market making it more difficult for its competitors to stay in the game.

Kia has also claimed that they received a quite overwhelming response from the public for the Kia Soul which was first showcased at the Auto expo 2020.

Kia Soul Petrol
Kia Soul Petrol

Speaking to a leading media publication VP Head- Sales and Marketing, Kia Motors India, Manohar Bhat said: “We got a lot of feedback from customers at the Auto Expo 2020 about the Soul. The Soul is a very young and different looking vehicle. While the Soul EV might not be a viable solution for India right now, it Soul is available in other powertrains and it is well worth looking at. We have got very positive feedback about the design of the Soul. We will look at the Soul or a similar vehicle for the Indian market going forward. We are seriously looking at it and we’ll bring it only after checking out on how the market is progressing.”

He added, “While we don’t expect the Soul EV to come to India at all for now, given the lower demand for the segment, the Soul with the petrol engine can definitely work for the Indian market.”

Kia Soul | Engine Specification

Soul Crosshatch
Soul Crosshatch
  • Globally the Kia Soul (Petrol) gets its power from a 198bhp, 1.6-litre turbocharged engine and a 145bhp, 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol unit.
  • While the 1.6-litre turbocharged engine comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and the 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated comes paired to a standard 6-speed manual and an optional CVT automatic unit.
And not just Soul, The Korean automobile manufacturer is also planning upon launching its first flagship full-size SUV the Kia Telluride and the Kia Sorento for the domestic market. Upon its launch, we can expect the Kia Soul to rival the likes of the Honda WR-V, Maruti Suzuki S-cross and the upcoming Hyundai i20.
Jaskaran Singh Bhola
Jaskaran Singh Bhola
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