Kia India Brand Relaunch Highlights: New Sonet, Seltos coming next month

Kia Sonet, Seltos Facelift Launch in India next month: The South Korean brand today revealed that it will be launching an all-new car in 2022 while entering a new segment.

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Kia Motors India hosted an online press conference today in which it shared insights about its brand transformation journey and made some key announcements as a part of this. First and foremost, Kia Motors India has dropped ‘Motors’ from its name, and hence, from now on, the company will be called just Kia India. The reason behind this is the company’s transition ‘from an automaker to an advanced and eco-friendly mobility solutions provider’. The South Korean brand also announced the new Kia logo that will come with the updated Sonet and Seltos next month. Moreover, the brand announced that it will be making an entry into a new segment in 2022. The brand made a big announcement towards the electric vehicle space as well. The company revealed that it will be bringing an 11 EV line-up by the year 2026. Talking of expansion, Kia India says that it will have 350 touch points in 200+ cities across the country including Tier-3 and selected Tier-4 towns by the end of this year. Below are the key takeaways from the event.

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Kia India Brand Relaunch, Transformation Event Highlights: Updated Sonet, Seltos launch in May with new Kia logo.

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    13:14 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Thank you for joining in!

    That's it from our side folks! Kia India hasn't unveiled or launched any product today and gave insights on its brand transformation journey along with some key development details. Until next time, stay safe!

    12:17 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    So, no Gravity edition launch today! Covid-19 reason?

    While the launch of the updated Kia Seltos or the Gravity edition was expected today but the manufacturer has now pushed it ahead by a month. The company has revealed that the updated Sonet and Seltos will be coming to the market next month. The company has not given any reason for this, and hence we believe that the delay in the launch of the updated models could possibly be due to the ongoing pandemic situation and lockdowns in various states.

    11:54 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Updated Seltos, Sonet coming next month

    Kia Motors India has announced that it will be launching the new Sonet and Seltos next month. In addition, the brand has revealed that it will be making entry into a new segment in 2022. Talking of expansion, Brar says that Kia will have 350 touch points in 200+ cities across India including Tier-3 and selected Tier-4 towns by the end of this year.

     

    11:51 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Hardeep Singh Brar takes the stage

    Hardeep Singh Brar, Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing, Kia India takes the stage. He says that the company is extremely proud to achieve the fourth largest carmaker in India status. The first product by the company - Seltos is doing good and Brar says that every 3rd car sold in the segment is a Seltos.

    11:41 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    11 EV line-up by 2026

    The top honcho has revealed that the South Korean brand will be coming up with an 11 EV line-up by the year 2026. Excited to see these electric cars coming to India? Let us know in the comments section below.

    11:39 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Ho Sung Song takes the stage

    Ho Sung Song, President, Kia Motors Corporation has taken over the stage and is talking about how the journey of transformation for the brand has started with the new Kia logo. He says that the company's vision is to create a sustainable brand for the customers and the society.

     

    11:30 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Watch the LIVE stream here

    The India launch event of the new 2021 Kia Seltos Gravity edition has started and you can watch the event LIVE through the video below that is being hosted on the company's social media handles. Price announcement soon, so stay tuned!

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    11:18 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    And the COUNTDOWN starts!

    The India launch event of the new 2021 Kia Seltos Gravity edition is set to start in just 10 minutes from now. Should you wish to watch the launch event LIVE, we will be pasting the LIVE streaming link of the event in our next update. In the meanwhile, let us know in the comments what are your price expectations on the new model? 

    11:14 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    What all the Gravity edition will compete with?

    Just like the standard Kia Seltos, the Gravity edition will also rub shoulders against the likes of Nissan Kicks, Hyundai Creta, and also, the upcoming VW Taigun and Skoda Kushaq in the segment. More details coming super soon, so sit back and enjoy the proceedings!

    11:05 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    2021 Kia Seltos Gravity edition expected price

    The upcoming 2021 Kia Seltos Gravity edition will certainly demand a considerable premium (Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000) over the price of the standard model, the figures of which start at Rs 9.89 lakh and reach till Rs 17.65 lakh (ex-showroom). Now what remains to be seen is the fact if Kia manages to justify the price premium or not.

    10:38 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Debut of new Kia logo

    The soon-to-be-launched Kia Seltos Gravity edition, in all possibility, will also mark the debut of Kia's new logo. Pictures of updated Sonet with the company's new logo have been doing rounds on the web for the last few days but we think that the Gravity edition is the one that will be the first car with the brand's new emblem. More details on the new model to be revealed shortly, so keep watching this space for all the updates.

    10:34 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    These features likely on offer

    The new 2021 Kia Seltos Gravity edition will likely get some additional bits compared to the standard model. The biggest update that the new special edition model might get is the panoramic sunroof that is now being preferred by us Indian customers even more. Other noteworthy bits on the new Kia Seltos Gravity edition are a chrome studded grille upfront along with coloured ORVMs and new 18-inch alloy wheels. There are some possible changes on the interiors too for a better feel and appeal. 

    10:00 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Powertrain options to be the same

    The engine options on the upcoming Kia Seltos Gravity edition are expected to be the same as the standard model. These include a 1.5-litre petrol engine, a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol, and also, a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol variants of the Kia Seltos Gravity edition are expected to get clutchless manual 6-speed iMT (intelligent manual transmission).

    09:40 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Unveiled in South Korea last year

    The Kia Seltos Gravity edition was unveiled in South Korea last year that happens to be the carmaker's home market. Key changes on the Gravity edition include visual updates and also, some additional bits in terms of features. What all revisions will the India-spec model get, this we will get to know in a few minutes from now. So stay tuned!   

    08:57 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Welcome to 2021 Kia Seltos facelift LIVE blog!

    Good morning ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the LIVE blog of the 2021 Kia Seltos facelift. The South Korean brand is going to launch the new Gravity edition in India in just a couple of hours from now. So, in order to know everything on what all it packs in and how much price will it demand, stay tuned with us as we update all the info in this LIVE blog.

    Kia India (the new official name of the brand) has promised that it will have 350 touch points in 200+ cities across India including Tier-3 and selected Tier-4 towns by the end of this year.

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