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2022 Kia Carnival to debut in US on February 23

19 Feb 2021

2022 Kia Carnival to debut in US on February 23

Kia has announced that the 2022 Carnival MPV will be launched in the US on February 23. It is said to replace the Sedona MPV. To recall, the company had unveiled the vehicle in South Korea last August.

Hyundai/Kia say they aren't in talks for Apple Car

08 Feb 2021

Hyundai/Kia say they aren't in talks for Apple Car

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Corp told Bloomberg on Monday that they are not in talks with Apple Inc. to develop the rumored Apple Car. The news sent Hyundai and Kia shares sliding.

Toyota and Maruti Suzuki to jointly manufacture a new SUV

04 Dec 2020

Toyota and Maruti Suzuki to jointly manufacture a new SUV

Maruti Suzuki has revised its plans regarding the manufacture of the Vitara Brezza at alliance partner Toyota's factory in Karnataka from 2022.

Kia Motors recalls Seltos (diesel) SUV over faulty pump issue

19 Nov 2020

Kia Motors recalls Seltos (diesel) SUV over faulty pump issue

Kia Motors India has recalled all the units of the Seltos (diesel) sold between October 1, 2019 and March 13, 2020 because of a snag in the fuel pump.

Kia Carnival's top-end Hi-Limousine variant revealed

13 Nov 2020

Kia Carnival's top-end Hi-Limousine variant revealed

South Korean auto giant Kia has introduced the Hi-Limousine variant of the fourth-generation Carnival MPV in its home country. The top-of-the-line model offers an upmarket cabin with hi-tech features and space for up to nine passengers, depending on the layout.

Kia sells over 1.25 lakh units of Seltos in India

11 Nov 2020

Kia sells over 1.25 lakh units of Seltos in India

Kia has sold over 1.25 lakh units of the Seltos in India since the SUV's launch in August last year. The milestone is important for the South Korean auto giant since Seltos was its maiden offering in India.

J&K: Army officer, 3 soldiers killed; 3 terrorists shot dead

08 Nov 2020

J&K: Army officer, 3 soldiers killed; 3 terrorists shot dead

An officer of the Indian Army and three security personnel were killed during a major anti-terror operation along the Line of Control or LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, officials said on Sunday.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza emerges as best-selling compact-SUV in October

04 Nov 2020

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza emerges as best-selling compact-SUV in October

Maruti Suzuki's Vitara Brezza has emerged as the best-selling compact SUV in India in the month of October, beating the popular Kia Sonet by over 350 units.

Kia to revamp brand identity as focus shifts toward electrification

30 Oct 2020

Kia to revamp brand identity as focus shifts toward electrification

Hyundai-owned Kia Motors will reinvent its brand identity as part of the company's Plan S (Shift) campaign that shifts focus toward electric vehicles.

Kia Sonet garners over 50,000 bookings in just two months

21 Oct 2020

Kia Sonet garners over 50,000 bookings in just two months

Kia Sonet has received over 50,000 bookings since its launch in India in August this year, the company has claimed. According to Kia, on an average, two orders were placed every three minutes since it started accepting bookings for the SUV.

Offers worth Rs. 1.56 lakh announced on 2020 Kia Carnival

19 Oct 2020

Offers worth Rs. 1.56 lakh announced on 2020 Kia Carnival

Kia Motors has announced benefits worth Rs. 1.56 lakh on its Carnival MPV in India.

Ahead of launch, Kia Seltos Anniversary Edition's features leaked

13 Oct 2020

Ahead of launch, Kia Seltos Anniversary Edition's features leaked

Kia is planning to unveil a new Anniversary Edition model of its Seltos SUV that was launched in India last year. In the latest development, the details of the upcoming variant have been leaked online.

Kia Sonet outsold Hyundai Venue and other rivals in September

03 Oct 2020

Kia Sonet outsold Hyundai Venue and other rivals in September

Kia Sonet is off to a flying start. According to the automaker, 9,226 units of the car were sold in September, making it the best selling sub-compact SUV in India last month. The Sonet has beaten rivals like Hyundai Venue and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

The best compact SUVs you can currently buy in India

26 Sep 2020

The best compact SUVs you can currently buy in India

Catering to the demands of the customers, the market for compact SUVs in India is fast-growing. It is perhaps one of the most fiercely competed segments, especially with the arrival of Kia Sonet and Toyota Urban Cruiser.

Prices of top-spec Kia Sonet GTX+ petrol and diesel revealed

24 Sep 2020

Prices of top-spec Kia Sonet GTX+ petrol and diesel revealed

South Korean automaker Kia Motors has finally revealed the prices of the range-topping GTX+ automatic variants of its Sonet sub-compact SUV.

Kia Sonet SUV launched in India at Rs. 6.7 lakh

18 Sep 2020

Kia Sonet SUV launched in India at Rs. 6.7 lakh

South Korean automaker Kia has launched its much-anticipated Sonet compact SUV in India.

Kia Sonet's deliveries to start on September 18

05 Sep 2020

Kia Sonet's deliveries to start on September 18

Kia is all set to launch its much-awaited sub-compact SUV, the Sonet, in India on September 18. In the latest development, the automaker has confirmed that the deliveries for the crossover will start on the launch day itself.

Ahead of launch, Kia Sonet's fuel-efficiency figures revealed

25 Aug 2020

Ahead of launch, Kia Sonet's fuel-efficiency figures revealed

Kia Motors will launch its Sonet sub-compact SUV in India in September. In the latest development, the car's mileage figures have been revealed by TimesDrive.

Kia Sonet bags over 6,500 pre-orders on the opening day

21 Aug 2020

Kia Sonet bags over 6,500 pre-orders on the opening day

Kia's Sonet has received 6,523 pre-orders on the very first day of bookings, signaling a great start for the sub-compact SUV.

Kia Sonet's pre-bookings now live in India: Details here

20 Aug 2020

Kia Sonet's pre-bookings now live in India: Details here

Kia Motors has started accepting pre-bookings for its recently-unveiled sub-compact SUV, the Sonet. Interested customers can pay a token amount of Rs. 25,000 and book the car via the company's website or through the dealerships across the country.

2021 Kia Carnival, with 'SUV-inspired design', unveiled in South Korea

18 Aug 2020

2021 Kia Carnival, with 'SUV-inspired design', unveiled in South Korea

South Korean automaker Kia Motors has finally unveiled the 2021 Carnival MPV in its home country. It will make its way to the US as the Kia Sedona sometime next year.

Ahead of launch, Kia Sonet's engine specifications leaked

15 Aug 2020

Ahead of launch, Kia Sonet's engine specifications leaked

Kia's recently-unveiled Sonet sub-compact SUV will go on sale in India in September. In the latest development, the engine specifications and dimensions of the car have been revealed via a leaked document.

Ahead of launch, details of Kia Stinger (facelift) sedan revealed

14 Aug 2020

Ahead of launch, details of Kia Stinger (facelift) sedan revealed

Ahead of its launch, South Korean automaker Kia has revealed the facelifted version of the Stinger sedan in its home country.

Kia's Sonet sub-compact SUV spotted in an unlisted orange color

11 Aug 2020

Kia's Sonet sub-compact SUV spotted in an unlisted orange color

Kia's recently-unveiled Sonet will go on sale in India next month. In the latest development, the sub-compact SUV has been spied in a new orange shade, which is not listed on the company's website.

Pre-orders for Kia Sonet sub-compact SUV commence at select dealerships

10 Aug 2020

Pre-orders for Kia Sonet sub-compact SUV commence at select dealerships

Kia's newly-revealed Sonet sub-compact SUV will go on sale in India next month. In the latest development, select company dealerships in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Delhi have started accepting unofficial pre-bookings for the car against a token amount of Rs. 10,000-25,000.

Kia Sonet compact SUV makes global debut: What's on offer?

07 Aug 2020

Kia Sonet compact SUV makes global debut: What's on offer?

Kia Motors has unveiled its highly-anticipated compact SUV, the Sonet. The vehicle is based on the same platform as the Hyundai Venue but offers a Seltos-inspired design and styling.

Ahead of launch, variant details of Kia Sonet SUV leaked

04 Aug 2020

Ahead of launch, variant details of Kia Sonet SUV leaked

Just days ahead of its global unveiling in India on August 7, variant details of Kia Sonet have been revealed.

Kia Sonet's design and interior features revealed in official renders

30 Jul 2020

Kia Sonet's design and interior features revealed in official renders

Just days ahead of its world premiere in India on August 7, Kia has released the renders of the upcoming Sonet, giving us a preview of the exterior highlights as well as interior features.

Bookings for Kia Sonet SUV to open on August 7

28 Jul 2020

Bookings for Kia Sonet SUV to open on August 7

The Kia Sonet is set to make its global debut in India on August 7, and the bookings for the sub-compact SUV will also commence from the same date, according to carandbike.

Ahead of world premiere, Kia Sonet gets listed in India

27 Jul 2020

Ahead of world premiere, Kia Sonet gets listed in India

Ahead of its global debut in India on August 7, the Kia Sonet sub-compact SUV has been officially listed in the country.

Kia Sonet's official teaser confirms key design details

20 Jul 2020

Kia Sonet's official teaser confirms key design details

Kia has released the first official teaser video of the upcoming Sonet.

#AutoBytes: These are the most-awaited upcoming cars in India

19 Jul 2020

#AutoBytes: These are the most-awaited upcoming cars in India

Since the coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions have been eased, several automakers have introduced their latest cars in India.

Ahead of launch, images of production-ready Kia Sonet SUV leaked

19 Jul 2020

Ahead of launch, images of production-ready Kia Sonet SUV leaked

Kia Motors' upcoming sub-compact SUV, the Sonet, will make its global debut in India on August 7.

Kia Sonet will debut in India on August 7

14 Jul 2020

Kia Sonet will debut in India on August 7

Kia Sonet will make its global debut in India on August 7 via a virtual event, according to carandbike. It will be positioned below the Seltos and go on sale a month after the launch.

Ahead of launch, interiors of 2021 Kia Carnival MPV revealed

13 Jul 2020

Ahead of launch, interiors of 2021 Kia Carnival MPV revealed

Ahead of its launch in Korea, Kia Motors has revealed the interior details and cabin features of the 2021 Carnival.

Kia unveils new 'Gravity' trim for the 2021 Seltos SUV

05 Jul 2020

Kia unveils new 'Gravity' trim for the 2021 Seltos SUV

South Korean automaker Kia Motors has updated the 2021 version of its compact SUV, the Seltos, in its home country.

2021 Kia Carnival's first pictures revealed: Check what's new

24 Jun 2020

2021 Kia Carnival's first pictures revealed: Check what's new

Just ahead of its launch in South Korea, Kia Motors has released the first pictures of the upcoming Carnival, showcasing the exterior design of the fourth-generation MPV.

BS6 Kia Sonet to arrive in India between August-October period

24 May 2020

BS6 Kia Sonet to arrive in India between August-October period

Kia Motors has confirmed that its upcoming compact SUV, the Sonet, will go on sale in India sometime between August-October, according to Carandbike.

Kia suspends all operations in India amid COVID-19 fears

24 Mar 2020

Kia suspends all operations in India amid COVID-19 fears

Amid the growing COVID-19 cases in India, Kia Motors has temporarily suspended all operations in the country.

Hyundai to launch diesel-powered Elantra in India soon: Details here

15 Mar 2020

Hyundai to launch diesel-powered Elantra in India soon: Details here

South Korean automaker Hyundai is working on launching a diesel-powered variant of its premium sedan, the Elantra, in India sometime soon.