What to Expect From New and Upcoming Kia Cars in Pakistan

In the fast pace era of today, there are many known and unknown automotive brands in Pakistan who are trying to make a mark for themselves by introducing new automobiles equipped with innovative specs and features. After years of domination by the major automobile manufacturers like Toyota, Honda, and Suzuki, at last, a new competition has arrived in Pakistan by the name KIA. KIA Lucky Motors has established itself in the automotive industry of Pakistan and soon will be launching more than four Kia cars in Pakistan in 2018 and 2019.

Recently, KIA Motors with collaboration with Yunus Brothers Group of Lucky Cement has launched KIA Grand Carnival 2018 in Pakistan. The company has recently signed an agreement with Yunus Brother’s Group to re-launch this known automotive brand under “KIA Lucky Motors” in Pakistan by following the lucrative incentives offered by the Government of Pakistan under the Automotive Development Policy 2016-2021. KIA Grand Carnival is an 11-seater passenger vehicle, which will help the automotive company to make a return in the automotive industry after a duration of nine years.

KIA Grand Carnival 2018

This 11 seater MPV by KIA will be equipped with the 3.3-liter engine which is mated with a 6-speed auto transmission. The engine has the capability to produce 270hp at 6400rpm and 318Nm torque at 5200rpm. The MPV has the capability to facilitate 11 people at a time, which makes it an incredibly smart car with an appealing design. It will be featuring a multimedia steering wheel which will give direct access to Bluetooth and infotainment. The other appealing features which will be seen in this MPV by KIA include auto speed control, tri-zone climate control, push start button, panoramic sunroof, dual airbags, power seats, automatic defog system, heated steering wheel, and much more.

KIA Carnival Grand Interior

The key features which will help KIA Grand Carnival rank on top of all other brand MPVs available in Pakistan include hill start assist, electronic stability control, high-performance damper, front and back parking sensors, blind spot detection, back view camera, fog lamps, shark fin antenna and rear spoiler. KIA Grand Carnival price in Pakistan starts from Rs.39,99,000 for standard variant and Rs.47,99,000 for its high-end variant. This MPV will also be coming with 4 years or 100,000km warranty for its consumers in Pakistan. KIA Carnival price in Pakistan is also fairly reasonable as compared to other brands MPVs in Pakistan. KIA Carnival 2018 price in Pakistan will also be playing a vital role in the success of this 11 seat MPV in the Pakistan Automotive Industry. KIA Lucky Motors has recently inaugurated its first dealership in Karachi at main Shahra-e-Faisal near Baloch Colony Bridge.

KIA Carnival Steering

The company will also be opening more Kia showroom in Pakistan to facilitate its customers. It is significant to mention here that Suzuki introducing Suzuki APV and Honda introducing Honda BRV are already catering to the needs of the automotive industry which was ignored for a long time. However, a rapid increase is also seen in the import of MPV and SUVs in Pakistan over the past few years, which is why the launch of Kia Carnival by Kia Lucky Motors is surely a wise decision.

It was reported earlier that KIA Lucky Motors, which is now set to start production of Kia cars in Pakistan, will first import its cars in April or May 2018 and commercialize it. However, according to the recent reports from official resources, it is heard that KIA manufacturing and assembling facilities will be fully functional till 2019. An agreement was also signed between KIA Lucky Motors and Ministry of Industries and Production in Islamabad last year. In the agreement, the company will be able to start production of light commercial and passenger vehicles in Pakistan under Automotive Development Policy 2016-2021. The company will be investing an amount of $115 million to set up an assembly plant in Karachi, which will produce a massive range of passenger and commercial KIA vehicles.

KIA Lucky Motors will be marketing 1000cc, 2000cc and 1400cc passenger cars and commercial vehicles in Pakistan. This means the current local automotive assemblers Honda, Toyota and Suzuki will surely see a rise in competition as soon as KIA cars are seen on the Pakistani roads.  This surely will bring a wide range of automotive options for the car buyers in Pakistan. The other KIA cars that will be introduced by KIA Lucky Motors in Pakistan include KIA Picanto, KIA RIO, and KIA Sportage. Below I will be discussing the specs and features of these upcoming KIA cars, which will help you know what to expect from them after their official launch in Pakistan:

KIA Picanto

KIA Picanto 2018 will be powered with 1.0-liter petrol engine which is mated with a five-speed manual transmission. The engine has the capability to produce 66hp (horsepower) and a torque of 96Nm. KIA Picanto 2018 price in Pakistan is expected to be range between Rs.12,50,000 to Rs.14,50,000, which is fairly reasonable as compared to other local brand automobiles with similar specs and features. Its EURO 6 compliant engine will have the capability to give a fuel economy of 15-17kmpl respectively. This upcoming KIA car is expected to be giving a tough competition to cars like Suzuki Swift, Suzuki Cultus, and Suzuki Wagon R. It is all because of KIA Picanto sharing the similar design language as its competitors but with an enhanced build quality.

KIA Picanto 2018

KIA Picanto price in Pakistan will surely play a vital role in its success in the Pakistan Automotive Industry. There are also expectations that after the official launch of KIA Picanto in Pakistan, it will be launching a high-end variant which will be equipped with the 1.0L turbocharged engine, which has the capability to produce 100hp and 172Nm torque respectively.

Kia picanto interior

Kia picanto 2018 interior

The interior of KIA Picanto will be featuring an innovative infotainment system, power windows, leather upholstery and much more, which will be loved by the young generation in Pakistan. The front end of this car will be featuring projector headlamps with signature LED DRLs and a sporty bumper. At the rear, you will see a pair of stylish LED taillights, sporty rear bumper, and a sporty spoiler. Some other salient features of this upcoming KIA car include ABS Braking system, Rear parking sensors, Collision detection system and advanced infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.


KIA Rio in Pakistan is one of the favorite cars in the KIA Pakistan line-up, which is expected to be the most favorite car by the young generation. It is expected to receiver a sedan variant when it will be officially launched in Pakistan. It is going to be powered with 1.4L petrol engine which has the capability to produce 98hp (horsepower) and a torque of 133Nm. It will be a hatchback design automobile, which will be featuring a sporty and appealing look that will be loved by the young generation. The front end of KIA RIO 2018 Pakistan hatchback automobile will be featuring narrow and sleek upswept headlights, the pair of fog lamps and a sporty bumper. At the rear, you will see LED taillights, sporty rear bumper, and a spoiler.

Kia RIO 2018

KIA RIO price in Pakistan 2018 is expected to be around Rs.17,50,000 to Rs.20,00,000 respectively. The salient features which will be seen in this upcoming Kia hatchback automobile include blind spot sensor, low tire pressure warning, dual SRS airbags, row and curtain airbags, ABD and driveline traction control, electronic stability control, lane departure warning, infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, power windows and much more which are mostly not seen in local assembled cars by Toyota, Honda and Suzuki. KIA Rio Pakistan is also ranked among one of the most anticipated cars across the globe.

KIA Rio 2018 Interior

KIA Rio Interior

The design of this hatchback by KIA is designed by the famous Audi designer known as Peter Schreyer, who says that it is my masterpiece which will surely be appreciated across the globe. It is expected to be available in four different transmission modes like 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 4-speed automatic and 6-speed automatic. KIA Rio price in Pakistan is also going to be competitive as only then it will be able to make a mark for itself in the automotive industry of Pakistan.

KIA Sportage

The upcoming KIA lineup can surely look incomplete without a luxurious crossover. KIA Sportage will surely be an impressive and luxurious crossover, which will be seen soon on the roads of Pakistan. This luxurious crossover will be available in two engine options which are 1.6L and 2.0L respectively. We all are aware that a luxurious crossover has the capability to make large volume sales and profit for the automotive company. KIA Sportage 2018 will surely be a nice addition to the already most crowded upcoming automobiles set in Pakistan. It is expected to go head to head with popular crossovers of different automotive brands like Toyota CH-R, BMW X1, Suzuki Vitara and Honda Vezel. This upcoming crossover by KIA will be featuring an appealing hatchback sporty design language. The front end will be featuring sleek and narrow design headlights with signature DRLs and a sporty bumper. At the rear, you will see a pair of LED taillights, massive sporty rear bumper and standard tailgate.

KIA Sportage 2018

KIA Sportage 2018 price in Pakistan is expected to be within a range of Rs.35,00,000 to Rs.45,00,000, which is quite economical as compared to its competitor brand crossovers in Pakistan automotive industry. The salient features which will be seen in this upcoming KIA crossover in Pakistan include lane departure warning, leather upholstery, panoramic roof, innovative infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, Automated Braking system, engine immobilizer, collision detection system, air filtration and much more which are mostly not seen in local automotive assembler’s crossovers. This upcoming KIA crossover will be coming with the 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

Sportage 2018 interior

Kia Sportage 2018 interior

This crossover features a spacious interior, which will surely make it rank on top of all other brand crossovers which share a less spacious interior. The drive and ride of this crossover are certainly amazing and comfortable. KIA Sportage scored a 5-star rating in the EURO NCAP crash test, which is quite impressive. These upcoming South Korean KIA automobiles will certainly be able to make a mark for themselves in the automobile industry of Pakistan due to their innovative features and specs.  KIA motors will surely be known for launching appealing design and fuel efficient automobile range in Pakistan Automotive Industry at a competitive price tag.