While we do not count on the Soul EV to return to India in any respect for now, given the decrease demand for the section, the Soul with the petrol engine can positively work for the Indian market. Currently the Soul is obtainable in international markets with two petrol engines
Kia Motor India has tasted success within the nation with the launch of the Seltos SUV and the even the Carnival. Now, although the corporate is bringing in new vehicles to the nation. The subsequent large launch for Kia Motors India goes to be the Sonet subcompact SUV. Now, whereas Kia will focus its focus of the subcompact SUV, the corporate can be bringing in different vehicles to the nation over the subsequent few years. We’ve informed you already that the Telluride is one automobile that’s being thought of for India, Kia can be bringing within the Soul hatchback. Yes, the corporate could be very a lot contemplating the hatchback for India and that is all because of the good reception the design of the automobile bought when it was showcased on the Auto Expo 2020.
Speaking to Siddharth on the latest episode of Freewheeling With SVP, Manohar Bhat, VP Head- Sales and Marketing, Kia Motors India stated, “We got a lot of feedback from customers at the Auto Expo 2020 about the Soul. The Soul is a very young and different looking vehicle. While the Soul EV might not be a viable solution for India right now, it Soul is available in other powertrains and it is well worth looking at. We have got very positive feedback about the design of the Soul. We will look at the Soul or a similar vehicle for the Indian market going forward. We are seriously looking at it and we’ll bring it only after checking out on how the market is progressing.”
While we do not count on the Soul EV to return to India in any respect for now, given the decrease demand for the section, the Soul with the petrol engine can positively work for the Indian market. Currently the Soul is obtainable in international markets with two petrol engines – a 2-litre, four cylinder unit which is sweet sufficient for 147 bhp after which there is a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine which supplies the Soul its sporty credentials and it makes greater than 200 horses.
Given the truth that all of Kia’s vehicles in India until date have been crammed to the brim with options, we count on nothing much less for the Soul too when it arrives.