You can cast your vote to decide what the upcoming Kia SUV should be called.
It’s an open secret that Kia Motors will officially start its Indian operations next year, with the production model based on the SP Concept as its debut vehicle. Now, a recent development gives us a hint that the vehicle might be christened Trazor.
Kia Motors India has started a campaign to let potential customers decide the name for production-spec SP through a web poll. In return, Kia is offering a chance to win undisclosed ‘Special Kia Merchandise’.
The poll, which can be found on fameforname.com, gives users four name options to choose from – Tusker, Trazor, SP-Z and Trailster. The Trazor nameplate has been dominating the poll by a huge margin – with over 60 per cent votes, to be precise.
Interestingly, Tata Motors did a similar campaign a few years back, where it ran a web poll to rename the Zica hatchback. Ultimately, it was the Tiago name got the most number of customer votes, and as we know, that’s what the Tata hatchback is called today.
Otherwise, most major details of the production-spec SP Concept are still unknown as of now. However, what we know is that the upcoming SUV will be based on the ever so popular Hyundai Creta. This gives us the liberty to believe that it will also share its engine and gearbox options with the Creta and, for that matter, the Verna.
Kia’s production unit in India will initially have an annual production capacity of 300,000 units. Once the retail sales begin, Kia will set up as much as 300 dealerships across the country in a phased manner. Kia showcased its global lineup in India at the 2018 Auto Expo to gather customer feedback. However, except for the SP, other India-bound Kias still remain a mystery.