September 21, 2020

Kia Motors studies 74 p.c enhance in August gross sales, marks sale of 1 lakh models of Seltos



NEW DELHI: Kia Motors India on Tuesday reported a 74 per cent enhance in gross sales at 10,845 models in August as in contrast with 6,236 models in the identical month final yr. Owing to restoration of demand within the home market since resuming operations after the lockdown, the corporate has been in a position to consolidate its place as one of many high 5 automobile producers within the nation, Kia Motors India mentioned in an announcement.

Setting yet another milestone in its India journey, the corporate additionally marked sale of 1 lakh models of Seltos in lower than a yr’s time, it added.

Gross sales of Seltos stood at 10,655 models final month, the corporate mentioned.

Kia Motors started its journey in India in August 2019 with Seltos. Inside one yr of graduation of gross sales within the nation, the automaker has acquired nearly 6 per cent market share within the passenger automobile phase with solely two merchandise – Seltos and Carnival, it mentioned.

The corporate is about to launch its third product, compact SUV Sonet, later this month.

“Indian shoppers have been very welcoming in direction of Kia Motors as we turned the quickest automaker in India to achieve over 1 lakh gross sales in simply 1 yr. This milestone is a superb success in addition to a testomony of shopper’s belief on the model and merchandise,” Kia Motors India MD and CEO Kookhyun Shim mentioned.

This instils extra confidence within the firm and brings in motivation to construct a strong product pipeline, which addresses the altering wants of Indian shoppers, he added.

“Impressed with the success of Seltos, we’re proud to current our third product for India – Sonet, which isn’t solely domestically manufactured however solely manufactured in India too,” Shim mentioned.

Sonet is specifically designed for the Indian shoppers, he added.

“Additionally, we’re initiating our plan to ascertain India as an export hub with Sonet, catering to 70 plus international locations from our Anantapur manufacturing unit,” Shim mentioned.