Kia is a popular South Korean automaker. In Pakistan, the automaker is making a comeback by partnering with Lucky Cement group. Now the website of Kia Lucky Motors has launched and is official.
Kia Lucky Motors signed an agreement with Ministry of Industries and Production to start the production of light commercial and passenger vehicles in Pakistan. The agreement took place under Automotive Development Policy 2016-2021.
In 2019 the manufacturing and production facility will be functional in Pakistan. Though, the imported KIA vehicles will be able in Pakistan in 2018.
The website of KIA Lucky Motors is official and yes, Pakistan is listed in the Asia Pacific countries.
Presently the cars available as per the website are Kia Picanto, Kia Sportage, Kia Grand Carnival and K2700 commercial pickup. Quite astonishingly Kia Rio is not mentioned on the website which has been seen being tested a few times in Pakistan.
Kia Picanto is equipped with 1-liter MPI and has 5-speed manual & 4-speed automatic transmission. The car is sporty and quite stylish and has the eco-friendly technology. Kia Sportage is quite a daring innovative car, equipped with 2.0 liter Nu Mpi and 2.4-liter Theta GDI engine. Grand Carnival is a smart car with spectacular design. It is equipped with a 3.3-liter V6 engine. As for K2700 pickup, it has a 2.7-liter diesel engine and is known for its durability and value.
As of now the prices of these cars are not revealed. Once they are we will share with our readers.
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It is pertinent to mention here that KIA is spending $115 million for setting up its auto assembly plant in Karachi. Once the plant starts operating it will produce passenger and commercial vehicles.
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New automakers are starting operations in Pakistan which is quite encouraging and brings hope for future of auto sector in the country.