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Kia Picanto, Cerato, Sportage showcased for prospective Indian dealers

Kia-Picanto

At Kia India’s ongoing dealer roadshow, the Picanto, Cerato, and Sportage has been showcased for the prospective dealers. Which means the Kia India’s portfolio will have a hatchback, a sedan, and a compact SUV when the expected operations begin in 2019.

Picanto

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In UK, the Picanto hatchback is offered with a choice of 66 bhp 1.0-litre 3-cylinder petrol or a 83 bhp 1.25-litre 4-cylinder petrol engines. While the 1.0 is paired to a 5-speed manual, the 1.25 gets an option of 4-speed auto.

Kia-Picanto-interior

The Picanto’s feature list includes a floating style 7-inch touchscreen with navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 4 speakers, cruise control, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, ESC, rear parking sensors and rear view camera.

Cerato

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Also known as ‘Forte’ in some international markets, the Cerato showcased for the prospective Indian dealers, is similar to the one sold in Australia. The sedan is offered with a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, producing 150 hp and 192 Nm of torque. Transmission is a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed auto.

Kia-Cerato-Forte-interior

The Cerato gets push button start, paddle shifters, cruise control, 7-inch touchscreen with navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 6 speakers, heated and ventilated seats, 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, ESC, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill-start assist, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera and so on.

Sportage

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The Sportage compact SUV is sold in several markets across the globe. In Australia, there’s a choice of two petrol and one diesel engines. The 153 hp 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol, 181 hp 2.4-litre 4-cylinder petrol, and a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder E-VGT diesel with 182 hp and 400 Nm of torque. Transmission is a 6-speed auto with AWD configuration.

Kia-Sportage-interior

Feature list includes 7-inch touchscreen with navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 6 speakers, dual-zone climate control, 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, panoramic sunroof, 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, ESC, Hill-start assist and many more.

Kia might also introduce the Sorento mid-size crossover and Soul compact crossover. The Soul was spotted testing in India along with the Sportage earlier this year.

Source: GaadiWaadi

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