- The concept car was the highlight of the Kia pavilion at Auto Expo 2018
- Images reveal a beige cabin with dual infotainment displays
- Chrome inserts for centre console
- Steering is expected to be a three-spoke unit in production model
- Production version of SP to hit assembly lines in H2 of 2019
The highlight of the Kia stall was the very fancy looking and very orange SP concept SUV. It’s the first vehicle that Kia will produce (in production form) when its plant in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, goes online in the second half of 2019.
Recent sketches of the concept reveal the interiors of the car which, by the look of things, is near production ready. Here are five highlights that we have got from the concept sketches with regard to the interiors.
1. Beige and silver scheme
While the exterior of the concept car was painted in a bright shade of orange, the interior seems to be a bit more conventional with a beige theme. There are silver inserts on the centre console as well as silver coloured door handles and AC vents.
2. Dual infotainment screens
Taking cues from far more expensive cars, this concept car (and possibly even the production model) will get dual LCD displays for the instrument cluster and infotainment system. The overall design gives it the look of one big display as they are both housed in unit.
3. Climate control gets digital display
The climate control system also gets a digital display and in this concept form, it is a full colour unit. However, in the production model we expect this one to be a black and white unit similar to the one in the Creta. The functions of the climate control, in this concept car, are via capacitive buttons and we expect this to be in the production model.
4. Conventional steering wheel
The steering wheel in the concept car is a two-spoke unit with capacitive buttons but in the production model we believe that the car will get the conventional three-spoke wheel with regular buttons for all the functions.