Hyundai’s sister brand Kia has made its debut in India at Auto Expo 2018. The company has unveiled the Kia SP Concept at the show.
The Kia SP Concept previews the design of Kia’s Hyundai Creta slayer in a near-production guise, Peter Schreyer, Chief Design Officer, Kia, has confirmed.
The concept’s front-end comprises a large Tiger Nose grille in an edgy silver frame, gloss black inserts and positioning lamps flowing, slim headlamps, silver skid plate and vertical air vents with vertical fog lights on their sides. On the sides the Kia SP Concept has sleek ORVMs with dynamic turn signals, flush door handles and 20-inch two-tone alloy wheels.
At the rear, design highlights include a chrome tailgate garnish that flows into wraparound tail lamps, silver bumper garnish and silver skid plate. Up top, Kia has fitted an LED flood light strip, in an effort to make the concept look as much of an SUV as possible.
Kia’s official video of the Kia SP Concept shows its interior with features like two-spoke multifunction steering wheel, dual-display setup for the virtual instrument cluster and the infotainment system, multicolour ambient lighting in the door panels, touch-operated climate control panel, an electric parking brake and a drive mode selector.
The Kia SP Concept’s production version is expected to ride on the same platform as the Hyundai Creta. Kia will build it in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh and launch it in the second half of 2019.