Sunday, September 22

Names Kia Soluto need to overcome if it is to succeed

Kia Soluto will be the latest model to join the B segment which is already quite cramped in Vietnam, currently a two-horse race in sales between Toyota Vios and Hyundai Accent.

Kia Soluto is the new representative of the Korean automaker’s B segment in the Vietnamese market, replacing Kia Rio that has stopped selling. Expected to be priced from $ 16,790 to $ 19,373, Soluto carries on his hopes of competing as well as the way Morning did in segment A.

Kia Soluto has an overall size (length x width x height) of 4,300 x 1,700 x 1,460 mm, 2,570 mm wheelbase and 150 mm ground clearance. Vehicles equipped with 1.4L gasoline engine for a maximum capacity of 93 horsepower, maximum torque of 132 Nm. In foreign markets, the car has 2 versions including 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic. When returning to Vietnam, Kia Soluto will face rivals such as Toyota Vios, Nissan Sunny, Mazda2, Hyundai Accent and Honda City.

Toyota Vios has an overall size (length x width x height) respectively 4,425 x 1,730 x 1,475 mm, wheelbase 2,550 mm, ground clearance 133 mm. Vehicles equipped with a 1.5L engine for a capacity of 107 hp, maximum torque of 140 Nm combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox or CVT gearbox. Toyota Vios has 3 versions: Vios E MT priced at $ 21,095, Vios E CVT priced at $ 23,248 and Vios G CVT priced at $ 24,539. Toyota Vios is the “king of sales” segment B and always in the top of the best-selling car market. Retaining brand strengths and endurance, this generation Vios has a nicer design and added safety technology, which is still a hard-to-overcome name.

Hyundai Accent has 4 versions including 2 manual versions, 2 automatic versions priced from $ 18,297 to $ 23,248. The overall size (length x width x height) of this model is 4,440 x 1,729 x 1,460 mm, the wheelbase is 2,600 mm, the ground clearance is 150 mm. Hyundai Accent is equipped with a 1.4L petrol engine capacity of 100 horsepower, maximum torque of 132 Nm, using a 6-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed automatic transmission. Exterior is quite beautiful, well equipped and reasonably priced, Hyundai Accent in July surpassed the Grand i10, ranked 2nd in the list of best-selling cars in the market and surpassed the Grand i10 to be the best-selling car of Hyundai in Vietnam.

Honda City is distributed with 1.5 and 1.5 TOP versions, priced from $ 24,453 to $ 26,003. 1.5L engine block for 118 horsepower, 145 Nm of torque. Dimensions (length x width x height) of this car model are respectively 4,440 x 1,694 x 1,477 mm, wheelbase 2,600 mm, ground clearance 135 mm. Honda City is appreciated for its spacious interior, with rear air vents and moderate equipment, quite sporty operation with gearshift paddles on the steering wheel. The downside of this model is the exterior “slightly old” and the price is relatively high.

Nissan Sunny has an overall size (length x width x height) of 4,425 x 1,695 x 1,500 mm, respectively. Wheelbase at 2,590 mm, 150 mm ground clearance. The car engine has a capacity of 1.5L, 4 cylinders, producing 98 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 134 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. 4-speed automatic transmission, front drive. The car has 5 versions including a manual version and 4 automatic versions with prices from 448 to 518 million. Sunny is a model with similar design to Soluto, but the price is much higher. This model has long been upgraded and is somewhat outdated

2019 Mazda2 is imported CBU from Thailand instead of locally assembled as before. This model is offered in three sedans priced from $ 21,913 to $ 24,410 and four hatchback versions with prices ranging from $ 25,357 to $ 26,132. The overall size of the Mazda2 sedan (length x width x height) is 4,320 x 1,695 x 1,470 mm, respectively. The hatchback version has an overall dimensions of 4,060 x 1,695 x 1,495 mm. Wheelbase 2,570 mm. Mazda2 is equipped with a 1.5L petrol engine capacity of 109 horsepower, 141 Nm of torque. Fashionable and modern, the Mazda2 is a model that has received a lot of love from young people, but its sales are not high.

Mitsubishi Attrage is imported from Thailand with 4 versions of 1.2L engine, 78 horsepower, 100 Nm of torque, 5-speed manual gearbox or CVT gearbox. The overall size (length x width x height) of this model is 4,245 x 1,670 x 1,515 mm, wheelbase 2,550 mm. Vehicles priced from $ 16,166 to $ 20,471. Compared to competitors in the same segment, Attrage has a small size and a much weaker engine. This is a model with poor equipment, quite cheap price but not much choice in the segment.