Kia Motors India is now the 4th largest auto manufacturer in the country, as their only product, the Seltos SUV, continues to do well. The company sold 14,005 units of the SUV in November 2019, consolidating its number 1 position in the UV segment. With a significant 9 per cent increase from last month’s sales, Kia’s maiden product for India continues to be the bestselling SUV for the second consecutive month. The Seltos has beaten the nearest competitor in the mid-SUV segment by more than double the volume.
Since its launch in August 2019, Kia Motors India has delivered more than 40,000 Seltos to its customers and is ramping up production of the most sought after trims – the DCT and Diesel Auto to reduce the waiting period. The company has already received 86,840 bookings till date and since launch, sold 6,236 units in August; 7,754 in September and 12,854 units in October 2019.
Mr Manohar Bhat, Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing, Kia Motors India expressed his delight about the response received for the Kia Seltos and said “We are ecstatic to witness the tremendous responses for Seltos which is now leading the UV segment. The 100 day-journey of Kia Seltos has been nothing short of a delightful ride. This is a true testament to positive growth and the trust that the consumers have shown for us. We will continue to grow and surprise the country with Seltos and our upcoming products.”
Kia Motors India state of the art plant in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh is capable of producing 300,000 units annually and has already started an almost second shift in its plant. The company says it is committed to providing a hassle-free ownership experience to its customers and hence it is expanding its network to more than 300 touch points till the end of March 2020. The company is closely observing the Indian market and has recognised areas like the northeast, the northern part of Telangana, Karnataka, western Rajasthan, etc. for the said expansion. At the upcoming Auto Expo in February 2020, Kia could preview future models for the Indian market, which include a compact SUV, the Carnival MPV and some more.