The upcoming car SP2i is being manufactured in the company’s Anantapur plant will roll out in the second half of 2019 and will be equipped with world-class quality. Styled aggressively, the concept features Kia’s signature ‘tiger nose’ grille, closely flanked by sleek wraparound LED headlamps with dynamic turn indicators. If most of the styling bits from the SP Concept make it to the production model, that is touted to be a compact SUV, it should be a looker! The SP Concept also feature a Mercedes-Benz-like LCD touchscreen infotainment system. finest design and state-of-art technology.
Nagpur: Kia Motors, world’s 8th largest automaker, during a design tour in Nagpur showcased two of their world-class cars. The company is all set to launch the much-awaited mid-SUV – SP2i in 2019 with an aim to be amongst the top 5 automakers in India within three years. With a target of launching a new car every six months after the launch of the first product in India, Kia is planning to expand its portfolio to at least 5 vehicles by 2021.
Kia started its India operations nearly over a year ago with the inauguration of its plant at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh where the work is in full swing. The enormous 536-acre plant is ready has an annual installed capacity of producing over 300,000 vehicles and expects to create over 3,000 direct and 7,000 indirect jobs in the region. Kia has invested around 1.1 billion dollars in the plant to ensure the availability of best of local manufacturing, while offering technology of global standards.
The plant is also capable of producing hybrid and electric vehicles. Kia takes immense pride in the fact that the plant has the most advanced global technology such as Robotics & Artificial Intelligence and is remarkably environment friendly with capabilities like 100% water recycling within the plant. In addition to this, the company also introduced a Basic Technical Course (BTC) in automobiles for skill development to provide all the skills necessary for an entry-level job on the factory floor, in the plant. The entry in Indian market will play a crucial role complementing company’s other plants in Korea, Slovakia, China, USA and Mexico.
Kia Motors Corporation has more than doubled its global sales since 2008, reporting sale of 2.8 million cars last year Aligning with the global vision of Kia Motors Corporation to launch 16 electric vehicles by 2025 and make the planet greener and cleaner for the generations to come, Kia Motors India is committed and confident of producing hybrid and electric vehicles at Anantapur plant. Recently the company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state of Andhra Pradesh to collaborate on the ‘Partnership for Future Eco Mobility’ by giving 3 Niro cars – Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and EV – to Andhra Pradesh government.