On its official social media website, Kia Lucky Motor Corporation (KLMC) has teased the arrival of two new cars. The two cars in question are the Kia Stinger and the Niro EV.
As part of its marketing initiative in late 2020, KLMC also teased these vehicles. The aforementioned cars, as well as a Sorento, generated a lot of buzz online with the #WeAreUnstoppable livery.
The company will now reportedly publicly introduce the aforementioned vehicles in Pakistan as it prepares for an “exclusive premiere.”
The features of the two vehicles are as follows:
Kia Niro EV
On the market, the Niro is directly rivaled by the Honda HR-V, Toyota RAV4, and other comparable vehicles.
The manufacturer teased the Niro EV in the video, which has two engine options.
- a single electric motor with 130 horsepower (hp) and 394 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque powering the front wheels.
- a single electric motor driving the front wheels with 201 horsepower and 394 Nm of torque.
A WLTP-approved range of 288 kilometers is made possible by the 39.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack in the 13-horsepower version. After a full charge, the 201 horsepower variant’s 64 kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides a WLTP-approved range of 385 kilometers.
While the Niro EV’s price is still unknown in Pakistan, it is comparable to about Rs. 7.5 million abroad.
The Kia Stinger is one of Korea’s top performers. The BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-AMG C Class, Alfa Romeo Giulia, and other sporty sedans are compared favorably to this so-called super-sedan.
Furthermore, it offers two engine options:
- a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter gasoline engine that is turbocharged and produces 251 horsepower and 353 Nm of torque.
- a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged gasoline V6 engine that produces 368 horsepower and 510 Nm.
Depending on the market, both engines are connected to either the rear wheels or all four axles via an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The standard Stinger model costs approximately Rs. 8.5 million abroad, while the top-of-the-line V6 model costs an astounding Rs. 11.8 million. Given the current economic, taxation, and pricing trends in Pakistan, this price will likely be significantly higher.
Although this is fantastic news, KLMC is a little behind schedule in accordance with customs. Recent rumors from South Korea claim that Kia will stop selling Stinger in the global market in April 2023.
Furthermore, it has already launched a brand-new Niro model in other regions, as is well known.
According to experts, Kia may import both vehicles and offer them for sale in Pakistan as completely built-up (CBU) versions. There is still more information lacking on this from the company.