Kia India, one of the fastest-growing carmakers in the country, showcased a glimpse of the future where mobility is more sustainable, innovative, and truly connected. The brand also unveiled its All-Electric SUV Concept – the Kia Concept EV9, at the 16th edition of the Auto Expo, highlighting its vision of becoming a sustainable mobility solutions provider. Shaping an innovative future, the brand showcased the Kia KA4, a luxury RV, offering sophisticated design, world-class safety, innovation, and capabilities of advanced drive dynamics. The company further announced an investment of INR 2,000 crores in India for EV related R&D, manufacturing, and infrastructure development.
The brand further announced its entry into the Purpose-Built Vehicles (PBVs) segment, addressing the unmet need of specialised institutions. The PBVs showcased at the pavilion were a police van and an ambulance based on the Carens. Kia India also commits two long-term CSR initiatives – Project DROP (Develop Responsible Outlook towards Plastic) and Project Uphaar at the 16th edition of the Auto Expo 2023.
Overall, the Kia pavilion at the Auto Expo exudes the brand’s progressive approach towards the traditional definition of mobility. Combining the investment, CSR announcements and other product showcases at its pavilion, Kia India presented its vision of creating an inspiring tomorrow, portraying a powerful brand that combines innovation and sustainability in its offerings.
Speaking on the occassion, Tae-Jin Park, Managing Director & CEO, Kia India said, “Kia has been a dynamic brand, one that has never shied away from challenging the established norms of the automotive industry. Today, the world seeks a similar attitude to counter the environmental concerns we are facing. I am glad that we are able to showcase our distinctive sustainable mobility solutions that address the ever-evolving new-age consumer’s needs, along with our vision to contribute to a greener and cleaner future thereby defining our vision of an inspiring tomorrow.”
He further added, “With the launch of EV6, we started our electrification journey in India and today, with the unveiling of the concept EV9, we are presenting our vision of the future. With KA4, we want to showcase our might in the popular UV segment, offering bold design & capability, safety and luxury, packed in one large Recreational Vehicle. With the PBVs, we once again successfully recognised an unmet need of the Indian market, offering inspiring mobility solutions for specialised institutions. So far, we have received overwhelming love and acceptance from the people of this country, and we assure them that we will remain committed to fulfilling their unmet and even unfelt mobility needs and wants.”