The Auto Expo 2023 will take place from the 13th to 18th of January at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. Being India’s most anticipated automotive industry event of the year, there are of course a handful of vehicle and component manufacturers slated to be present, and the Korean manufacturer Kia motors will be among those exhibiting.
Here’s what to expect from one of the newest entrants into the Indian market.
Kia products to be launched at the Auto Expo 2023:
Kia EV9 Concept: Kia has confirmed that it will be showcasing its 7-seater electric SUV concept, the EV9 at the Auto Expo 2023. Built on the same E-GMP platform as the EV6, the zero emissions family hauler will be unveiled in its production guise early this year. Debuted at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, the EV9 will be offered as the electric alternative to the Kia’s internationally sold flagship Telluride. Performance figures haven’t been made public yet, but Kia has claimed support for 350kW charging in the EV9.
Kia Seltos facelift: The extremely successful Kia Seltos will receive its long overdue facelift in 2023, with the new guise said to be unveiled at Expo. Already unveiled internationally, the new Seltos will arrive with sharper looks and a revision to its feature set, including but surely not limited to rotary gear knobs, single pane displays and even a powered tailgate. Mechanically expect the Seltos to be similar under the hood, but sources claim Kia is also set to introduce their made-in-India 1.5L engine to be used throughout their line-up.
Kia Carnival: Kia’s flagship people mover is also on the cards to be refreshed for 2023, with a whole new vehicle designed from the ground up. The Carnival is also speculated to lose it’s diesel mill in exchange for a petrol-hybrid powertrain, and will be up for grabs later this year.
Kia EV6 GT: The performance oriented EV6 variant, this supercar-beater looks to electrify your thirst for performance wagons, much more so for the international markets. With more power than the already neck-snappingly brilliant EV6, this 577hp AWD behemoth is set to introduce itself on Indian shores at the Auto Expo 2023.
Kia Sorrento: The internationally acclaimed 7-seater from Kia will make for an interesting showing at the Auto Expo 2023, with the 4th-Gen model expected to be showcased at the event by the Korean brand to gauge consumer interest. Although not in line for a launch anytime soon, the Sorrento is the Kia equivalent to Hyundai SantaFe. The model carries along the similar design language of every modern Kia, with powertrain options including petrol-hybrids, turbo-petrols as well as a diesel.