Kia SP2i Spotted Testing, Alloy Wheels Revealed

by Mohammed Burman | 20/03/2019
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Last month, the Kia SP was reported to have 18-inch alloy wheels with 205/65-spec rubber tyres. Recently, some spy images of the Kia SP2i have revealed the new SUV's two-colour machine alloy wheels

Earlier this year, the Kia SP2i was spotted at Kia Motors India's Anantapur plant in Andhra Pradesh. More recently, a report emerged that stated that new SUV would get largest-in-segment 18-inch alloy wheels. And now, a set of spy images reveal the dual-tone alloys of the new model. 

Kia SP2i spied front

Recently, the Kia SP2i has been spotted testing in Delhi

Also  read - Kia’s First Showroom In India Established Before SP2i SUV Launch

While the test mule was heavily camouflaged, the spy images reveal that the SP Concept which was debuted at the Auto Expo 2018 and the Kia SP2i have many things in common. Having said that, the production model comes with a wider DLO and some other typical alterations as compared to the concept one. Some of the outstanding exterior features to be realized include a bold grille finished in black and a projector lens headlamps in the front; alloy wheels, roof rails and black B and C-pillar in the side profile, and sharp LED taillights in the rear.

Kia SP2i spied side profile

The Kia SP2i production version has some similarities and also some differences in comparison with the concept model

The Kia SP2i’s cabin will be equipped with a list of top-notch features which consist of a head-up display, 360-degree camera, ambient lighting, wireless charging and WIFI. Under the hood of the Kia SP2i are two brand-new motor options: a 1.5L petrol engine and a 1.5L diesel unit. Moreover, a performance version which is powered by a 1.4L T-GDI turbo direct injection petrol motor is also reported to be developed but will be introduced to the market later.

The SP2i is supported by the upgraded version of the platform which underpins the Hyundai Creta. The new SP2i will not only on sale in the Indian auto market, but will also be internationally available. The updated platform will also support the new Creta and a seven-seat version of the Hyundai Creta. Therefore, a three-row version of the vehicle is also likely to come to Indian shores if the demand raises.

Expected to be launched in India in the latter half of 2019, the SP2i will be priced in the range of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh. It will take on the likes of Nissan Kicks, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and Hyundai Creta. 

[Image source: Team-BHP]

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