Live – Kia at the Philippines International Motor Show 2014

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Nithyanandh K,

As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

Kia has an array of models on display at the Philippines International Motor Show 2014 (CAMPI 2014) including the updated Kia Soul with a dual-tone exterior color theme, Sorento, Picanto, Carens, and Sportage.

Kia Soul

Kia Soul rear three quarter at the CAMPI 2014

The new Kia Soul is now available with dual tone color options. Depending on the primary color, the wing mirror covers and roof are finished in contrasting white, black or red.

The quirky hatchback with a crossover stance is powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine which makes 128 PS (126.19 bhp) and 260 Nm of torque. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Dimensions:

  • Length: 4,140 mm
  • Width: 1,800 mm
  • Height: 1,600 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,570 mm

Price: Php 1.02 million (around INR 13.92 lakhs)

Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage front three quarter at the CAMPI 2014

The Kia Sportage for the Philippines market is available with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, both mated to a 6-speed AT.

Dimensions:

  • Length: 4,440 mm
  • Width: 1,885 mm
  • Height: 1,635 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,640 mm

Price: Php 1.24 million (INR 16.92 lakhs) – Php 1.32 million (around INR 18.02 lakhs)

Kia Carens

Kia Carens at the CAMPI 2014

The new Kia Carens station wagon is powered by a 1.7-litre diesel motor which belts out 136 PS (134.08 bhp) and 320 Nm of torque. The gearbox is a 6-speed automatic unit.

Dimensions:

  • Length: 4,525 mm
  • Width: 1,805 mm
  • Height: 1,610 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,570 mm

Prices: Php 1.27 million (around INR 17.39 lakhs) – Php 1.525 million (around INR 20.82 lakhs)

Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento front three quarter at the CAMPI 2014

Kia has recently unveiled the next gen Kia Sorento which is yet to commence its global sales. The existing model in the Philippines market employs a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine which is good enough for 197 PS (194.22 bhp) and a healthy torque of 436 Nm. Transmission option, like its stablemates, is a 6-speed automatic. Higher variants get an AWD system.

Dimensions:

  • Length: 4,685 mm
  • Width: 1,885 mm
  • Height: 1,700 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,700

Prices: Php 1.395 million (around INR 19.04 lakhs) – Php 1.935 million (around INR 26.41 lakhs)

Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto front three quarter at the CAMPI 2014
Kia Picanto front three quarter at the CAMPI 2014

The Kia Picanto hatchback is powered by 1.0-litre Kappa and 1.2-litre Kappa gasoline engines. The former is available in two states of tune – 69 PS (68.02 bhp) and 80 PS (78.87 bhp) – and comes mated to a 5-speed manual while the latter generates 87 PS (85.77 bhp) and is available only with a 4-speed AT.

Dimensions:

  • Length: 3,595 mm
  • Width: 1,595 mm
  • Height: 1,490 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,385 mm

Prices: Php 485,000 (around INR 6.62 lakhs) – Php 636,000 (around INR 8.68 lakhs)

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