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2020 Kia QYi sub-four-metre SUV spotted testing

Team OD  | Updated: January 21, 2020, 03:32 PM IST

Spy pictures have emerged of Kia's next major entrant for the Indian market, a sub-four-metre SUV related to the Hyundai Venue. Codenamed the QYi, this SUV is expected to debut by the end of 2020, after the Kia Carnival MPV.

As with other Hyundai-Kia products, the Kia compact SUV is expected to differ quite a bit from the Venue stylistically. These pictures show that the Kia seems to have a sqauter look, with a less-upright rear section. The glas-area too seems a bit more flowing, with two-part LED taillamps with same ice-cube elements as seen on the Seltos. The front end is expected to an aggressive face, with a high edge and dominated by a variation of the brand's Tiger Nose grille.

The interiors are expected to carry forward a similar feature set but with some seg-first additions like a 360-degree camera, etc. But the design elements will carry a more Kia focused theme with the different materials and finishes. We expect the same set of engines and transmissions to carry over.

The Venue SUV gets two petrol and one diesel engine which are mated to two manual and one dual-clutch automatic transmission in various permutations. One of the petrols, is the new Kappa T-GDI 1.0-litre turbo. This three-cylinder motor makes 120PS and 172Nm. The other petrol motor, for lower-spec cars, is the 1.2-litre petrol with 83PS and 116Nm, as seen on various Hyundai cars in India. The single diesel option is the 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel motor which puts out 90PS and 220Nm, paired with a six-speed manual.

The Kia QYi is one of six to eight cars Kia Motors wants to launch in the Indian market over the next three years.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 6.7 Lakhs
Displacement
998cc
Transmission
iMT
Max Power(ps)
83
Max Torque(Nm)
172
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 24.95 Lakhs
Displacement
2143cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
200
Max Torque(Nm)
440
Mileage
-NA-
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