Kia Seltos was answerable for 59 per cent of the overall quantity tally whereas the Sonet’s contribution stood at greater than 32 per cent
Kia India has immediately introduced a brand new milestone of getting previous 5 lakh unit gross sales within the home market in lower than three years since its made its native debut. The South Korean auto main entered the Indian automotive area with the Seltos in August 2019 and it has been a powerful success during the last three years within the extremely aggressive midsize SUV phase.
Following the Seltos, Kia launched the Carnival premium MPV in early 2020 and it was adopted by the volume-based Seltos compact SUV. Earlier this 12 months, the Carens made its approach to the market and it beat the mighty Toyota Innova Crysta in gross sales within the first half of this calendar 12 months. Cumulatively, Kia’s export and home tally stood at 6,34,224 models.
About 20 per cent of its complete gross sales got here within the final 4 and a half months courtesy of the nice reception for the Carens. Kia India now contributes greater than 6 per cent to the worldwide gross sales of Kia Corporation, making India certainly one of its extremely prioritised markets. The Seltos five-seater was answerable for 59 per cent of the overall quantity tally.
It was adopted by the Sonet at greater than 32 per cent whereas the Carens’ gross sales attributed shut to six.5 per cent in simply 5 months since its launch. The Seltos has contributed to greater than 40 per cent of the overall gross sales within the midsize SUV area whereas the Sonet has a 15 per cent share with an 18 per cent contribution from Carens in its phase.
Almost 400 models of the Carnival are offered each month on common in India. Commenting on the achievement, Myung-Sik Sohn – Chief Sales Officer, Kia India, mentioned, “In the short 3 years in India, we have not only established ourselves as the trend leading and inspiring brand but have also led the adoption of new technologies. I would like to attribute Kia India’s success to everyone who is and has been a part of the ecosystem.”
On the again of its profitable run, Kia goals to increase its attain in India by widening the footprint because the touchpoints might be elevated to 400 models throughout 225 cities by the top of this calendar 12 months. Three out of 5 product choices manufactured in India on the Anantapur facility, Andhra Pradesh are exported to worldwide markets as nicely.