Kia k8, soon to be in India, Motors is about to launch this Sedan in India. Recently we got a chance to drive the KIA K8 Sedan and this Sedan has impressed us a lot.
Do you know why its name is KIA K8? The Sedan is named after Celtus, son of Hercules and Selatine, a symbol of its sheer strength, sportiness, speed, and attractiveness.
In a way where the competitiveness of Sedans in the Indian market is continuously increasing, Kia Motors is going to launch a new Sedan. Will KIA K8like Indian customers? Let us know about this:
Kia KIA has arrived in the market and customers are enjoying this vehicle very much. After the arrival of the Seltos, sales of other vehicles in this segment have been affected. If you are also planning to buy KIA K8, then here we are telling you about its price to performance. The interior of the KIA attracts a lot and the quality is also used here. The seats used in it are of very good quality and will prove to be quite comfortable for long journeys. Its driver seat can be adjusted in 8 ways.
There is a facility to recline in both the driver and passenger seats. Space in KIAis quite good. It can seat four people very comfortably, there will be no problem in legroom, headroom, and nee-room. The car also gets an armrest and two cup holders. But the third person on the rear seat may have a slight problem. Its boot space is 433 liters and can be further increased by splitting the rear seats 60:40.
The KIA K8 is a connected car that includes many features such as navigation, safety and security, vehicle management, and remote control. Apart from this, it has a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, It also offers features such as an 8-speaker sound system, 8-inch heads-up display, 360-degree surround camera, and air purifier. For safety, it offers features such as 6 airbags, ABS, vehicle stability management, ESC, hill start assist, front and rear parking sensors, and a brake-force assist system.
The Kia k8 offers three engine options …
1) 1.4-liter engine
The 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine in the KIA K8generates 138hp of power and 242Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Its mileage is 16.1 km with manual transmission and 16.5 km / l with automatic transmission. This engine will accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 9.7 seconds. This engine will only be found in the GT line.
2) Engine: 1.5-liter petrol engine
The 1.5-liter petrol engine generates 113hp of power and 144Nm of torque. There are 6-speed manual and CVT gearbox options with this engine. Its mileage is 16.5 km in the manual gearbox and 16.8 kmpl with the CVT gearbox. This engine will accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 11.8 seconds.
Power: 115 PS
Torque: 144 Nm
Gear: 6-speed manual transmission / 6-speed AT
3) Engine: 1.5-liter diesel engine
The KIA K8‘ 1.5-liter diesel engine generates 113hp of power and 250Nm of torque. It will get 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options. Its mileage is 21 kilometers per liter with manual transmission and 18 kilometers per liter with automatic transmission. This engine will accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 11.5 seconds.
Power: 115 PS
Torque: 250 Nm
Gear: 6-speed manual transmission / 6-speed AT
4) Engine: 1.4-liter Turbo GDI Petrol Engine
Power: 140 PS
Torque: 242 Nm
Gear: 6-speed manual transmission / 7-speed DCT
All three engines conform to BS-6 emission norms. The company is offering a 3-year and unlimited kilometer warranty on the new KIA K8.
We tried all the three engines of the KIA K8 alternately, talking about its performance in simple words, the KIA is a pleasure to drive. We found its steering wheel very smooth and it remains under control even at high speed. The special thing is that even at high speed, the cabin noise is negligible. It also has a cruise control facility.
It gets out easily on bad routes and the passenger sitting inside has no problem. It also proved to be better in terms of braking. Bumper does not disappoint KIAeven in bumper traffic. Although all three of its engines were better in terms of performance, the most impressive was its 1.4-liter Turbo GDI petrol engine. It improves your driving experience.
KIA K8 is available in two variants Tech Line and GT Line, its Tech Line offers petrol and diesel engine options, while the GT Line will get a petrol version. All variants of KIAare priced as follows …
KIA K8 Sedan is the first car from Kia Motors in the Indian market. This Sedan has been launched in the 3 engine option, which has two petrol and one diesel engine.
KIATech Line G 1.5
HTK +: 11.19 L
HTX: 12.79L / 13.78L
KIATech Line D 1.5
HTK +: 12.19L / 13.19L
HTX +: 14.99 / 15.99L
KIAGT Line G 1.4T-GDI
GTX: 14.99L / 15.99L
GTX +: 15.99L
KIA K8 is a Sedan that offers quality, good features, comfortable cabins, and good performance. And this is the reason that this car is very appealing to the customers and its waiting is also increasing. It gives a tough challenge to other Sedan vehicles in the segment.
KIA K8 Sedan launches in India today (Thursday). Its starting price is Rs 9.69 lakh. KIA has been launched in two design options. This is the first car in South Korea by Kia Motors in India. In the market, it will compete with Sedans like MG Hector, Tata Harrier, and Hyundai Creta. KIA K8is are available in 7 color options.
KIA K8comes in two design lines (Tech Line and GT Line). This is the first time in the compact Sedan segment that a model will be available in two design options. The Tech line comes with a more premium and family-oriented styling package. The styling of the GT line is sporty, with the company targeting the youth. There are 5 variants in the Tech line and 3 variants in the GT line.
The Sedan looks very much like the Kia SP concept introduced at Auto Expo. The front of the Sedan features Kia’s signature Tiger Nose grille, surrounded by Fox Silver. It has sleek LED headlamps, LED DRLs, and LED tail lamps. The KIA K8feature 17-inch alloy wheels, floating roof, sunroof, and roof rails.
The interior OF Kia k8
Speaking of the cabin, this 5-seater Sedan looks premium from the inside. It has a clean-looking dashboard with fewer buttons. In the cabin, you will find a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and an 8-inch heads-up display. Apart from this, it has great seats and sporty steering wheels. The Sedan has features like an 8-speaker sound system, smart air purifiers, and AC vents for rear-seat passengers.
Connected car Kia k8
The KIA K8is a connected car. It has a connectivity system called UVO Connect. The UVO Connect system has 37 features under 5 categories (Navigation, Safety-Security, Vehicle Management, Remote Control, and Convenience). This connected system gives you features like Artificial Intelligence (AI) based voice commands, Stolen Vehicle Tracking and Immobilization, Safety Alert, Remote Engine Start-Stop, and Remote Control for Air Purifiers.
Safety OF Kia k8
For safety, this Sedan features 6-airbags, ABS, 360-degree camera, electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, hill start assist control, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot view monitor, disc brakes, and tire pressure monitoring on all four wheels. Safety features like systems are provided. The rear-view mirror of the KIA K8has three buttons, which can be used to call roadside assistance or send messages to the call center in an emergency.
Designed and styled OF Kia k8
KIA K8is an effective car and will definitely force you to look at it once. This Sedan has been designed so that it looks very powerful and luxurious. If you look at it from any side you find it attractive.
KIA K8has a tiger-nose grille in the front, its bonnet, and a fantastic badge come from its grill. LED headlights are provided on the sides of the grill, it also has unique heartbeat LED daytime running lights. Air dams and bumpers have been installed at the bottom of the KIA K8. Ice cube-shaped fog lamps are provided on this bumper.
When viewed from the side, the square wheel arcs of the KIA K8Sedan are visible. It will be provided with 16 inches and 17-inch wheels with wheel arcs, depending on its variant. The KIA K8features muscular shoulder lines and due to its Black A-pillar, the roof of this Sedan looks like floating in the air. Its shark fin-shaped rear D pillar makes it look better on the roof.
Its rear features reflectors and skid plates with an air dam design. It uses a heartbeat LED lamp, rear spoiler, a dual muffler design, and chrome in the center.
Interior, features, and safety Of Car
The interior of the KIA K8is very attractive and makes you look at it. The Sedan features honeycomb-patterned leather seats and tube patterned leather seats, depending on the variant. Its seats look very good and very comfortable. The KIA K8has an 8-way adjustable driver power seat. There is a facility to recline in both the driver and passenger seats.
The rear seat has the option of a two-step (26 ° and 32 °) recline, and also features a 60:40 split which further enhances its boot space. The rear seat also offers a good head and knee room with good Thai support which is sufficient even for a tall person. However, with anyone sitting in the middle, their leg and knee room transmission are slightly reduced due to tunnel and AC vents, and most people would prefer to use the center armrest, which also has two cup holders.
Although we have not driven this car in all driving modes, it does change the response of its steering wheel. By the way, this steering wheel felt very smooth and can be easily operated at any speed. It gets tighter at higher speeds but it further improves the driving experience of the KIA K8. Despite the rain, it is not afraid to run it even at high speed.
The voice and media control buttons are provided in the left part of the steering wheel, with which help can be called. Along with this, a mode button has also been given which changes its driving mode. The right side of the steering wheel has several buttons including cruise control buttons through which the infotainment system can be used. Outside mirrors can be folded through push-button ignition, key-entry, and push-button in KIA K8
It has an 8-way boss speaker system and mood-enhancing environment. This car has 14 mood-based programs that can be changed through the UVO app or from the car’s infotainment system. Driving rearview mirror and blind view monitor with its 360-degree camera is very good. Its blind view mirror starts with activating its indicator. This proves very helpful while driving.
Engine, performance, and driving experience The KIA K8(which we drove) is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine, which provides 140 Bhp of power and 242 Nm of torque. It has a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, as well as the option of a 6-speed manual.
Variant and colored KIA K8have been made available in two variant tech lines and GT lines. Three variants are given under these two trims. HTX, HTK, and HTE have been made available in the Tech-line and GTX, GTK, and GTE in the GT-line.
The major difference between the two is that the GT line has sporty red brake calipers, a red center cap, and 17-inch crystal cut alloy wheels, red paint under the front air dam and at the bottom of the door, sporty alloy paddles, a smart 8 inch Heads up display, 360-degree camera with surround view monitor and auto cruise control are provided.