Kia KY MPV global debut on December 16, 2021


Kia India has confirmed that its next product for our market, the Seltos-based three-row MPV, internally known as Kia KY, will see a global debut on December 16, 2021.  This new MPV will go on sale early next year.

  • New MPV from Kia could be called Carens upon launch
  • Expected to  come with a spacious three row cabin
  • Will get petrol and diesel engine options

New Kia MPV: What do we know so far

The new Kia KY MPV will sport a fresh SUV-like design with styling cues from current Kia models like the Seltos and the Sonet, and also the newer models from the brand like the EV6 sold overseas. The heavily covered test mules that have been spotted so far resemble the Seltos SUV when viewed from front three-quarters, but are equipped with a much larger rear door and glasshouse. It also gets sharp shoulder lines and slightly longer wheelbase to accommodate the third row of seats. At the back, the new MPV will have an upright rear. On the inside, sources tell us that this new MPV will have a "usable" third row with better legroom than most of its rivals.

 2022 Kia KY MPV: expected powertrain options

The Kia KY MPV is expected to be powered by the brand’s 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. Both these engines are already offered with the Seltos and Sonet. Power and torque figures and gearbox options are also expected to be similar to the Seltos.

 2022 Kia KY MPV: India launch details

As mentioned above, the MPV will be shown for the first time on December 16, 2021 and a market launch is expected before the end of this financial year. The KY will be made here in India and exported to other countries. The new MPV will see stiff competition here from Maruti Suzuki when it launches facelifts for the Ertiga and XL6 that are also expected to hit the markets around the same time period.

2022 Kia KY MPV: Hyundai derivative also in the works

Hyundai derivative of the same MPV is being readied in Indonesia, while there aren't any confirmed reports, this MPV could be called the Hyundai Stargzer and may come to our shores in the future.

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