Kia’s Upcoming Cars: A Glimpse into the Future

Kia Motors, the renowned South Korean automotive brand, is gearing up for an impressive lineup of car launches in the near future. Let’s delve into some of the much-awaited models and what we can expect from them:

Kia Sonet Facelift: Slated for release at the beginning of 2024, the Kia Sonet Facelift has already been spotted undergoing road tests. Known for its popularity in the compact SUV segment, the refreshed Sonet promises a new exterior design and a more advanced interior. However, its current powertrain lineup is expected to remain unchanged.

Kia EV9: Showcased as a concept at the January 2023 Auto Expo, the EV9 made its global debut soon after as a 7-seater electric SUV. Boasting state-of-the-art features, the EV9 claims an impressive driving range of 541 kilometers on a single charge. Given its premium positioning, it’s speculated that it might be imported into India through the CBU route.

New Generation Kia Carnival: The 2024 Kia Carnival’s exterior visuals have been officially revealed by Kia. Predominantly, it’s an updated version of the international model that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2023 in India. Sporting a fully revamped wide front grille, sleek L-shaped DRLs paired with vertically stacked LED headlights, and connected LED taillights, the Carnival appears more SUV-like, especially with slight tweaks to its front bumper. Its side and rear profiles retain a semblance to the international model.

Kia Carnival
Kia Carnival

Kia Seltos EV and Electric MPV: Kia has previously confirmed an electric MPV for the Indian market, and there are also murmurs about an electric version of the Seltos in the pipeline. Both could be unveiled within this decade. The Seltos EV, when introduced, will compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki EVex, its Toyota counterpart, Tata Curv, Mahindra XUV.E8, among others.

Kia is reinforcing its commitment to the Indian market with a blend of combustion-engine upgrades and electric innovations. With such exciting releases on the horizon, car enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to.


Kia is planning to launch several new car models in the Indian market, including the Sonet facelift, the new generation Carnival, the EV9 electric, and more.

The Sonet facelift is expected to be available for sale in early 2024 and will come with updated exterior and interior design. It will retain its existing powertrain lineup.

The EV9, which was showcased as a concept at the 2023 Auto Expo, is a 7-seater electric SUV with advanced features and a claimed driving range of 541 km on a full charge. Kia is considering bringing it to India.

The new generation Carnival, an international model, has been unveiled with design updates including a revised front grille, stacked LED headlights, and connected LED taillights.

Kia has confirmed the arrival of an electric MPV and electric Sonet for the Indian market, with possible launches by the middle of this decade. The electric Sonet will compete with other electric SUVs like the Maruti Suzuki EV X, Toyota Sibling, Tata Carva, and Mahindra XUV700.

Sonu Roy is originally a resident of Samastipur district of Bihar, has been working as a writer in digital journalism for the last 4 years. In his career of 4 years, he has good experience from politics, automobile, motivation, sports to technology field.