Kia India clocks 24,025-unit domestic dispatches; crosses the 6 Lakh overall sales mark in just over 3 years
69% Y-o-Y growth over the same period last year
- Seltos & Sonet contributes 88% to the total KIN sales till date
CHENNAI: Kia India, one of the fastest-growing car manufacturers in the country, registered 24,025-unit sales in November 2022, its third-best sales performance till date. The company recorded a growth of 69% on a year-on-year scale, as the carmaker sold 14,214 units in the corresponding month last year. The Seltos led the sales chart for Kia, with 9,284 vehicles dispatched in the previous month. The Sonet, Carens, and the Carnival followed and recorded monthly sales of 7834, 6360 and 419 units, respectively. The company also delivered 128 units of EV6 in the domestic market, taking the total EV6 deliveries to 296 units
With this, Kia India surpassed another milestone of crossing 6 Lakh unit sales mark in just over 3 years. When combined, Seltos and Sonet contributed 88% to KIN’s total sales tally till date, while Carens quickly grabbed a 10% share in just 10 months since its launch in February 2022.
Hardeep Singh Brar, Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing, Kia India said, “We are glad to post healthy sales figures throughout this year due to improved customer sentiment and pent-up demand. The commencement of the third shift at our state-of-the-art Anantapur Plant earlier this year and gradually improving supply chain has also helped us streamline the delivery period and meet our customers’ expectations. However, we will remain observant of dynamic market conditions.”
With improved market sentiment and pent-up demand, Kia India has already sold 2,39,372 cars in India in the first 11 months itself with one full month still to go. Notably, the company had sold a total of 1,81,583 cars in CY2021.
About – Kia India
In April 2017, Kia India signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, to build a new manufacturing facility at Anantapur District. Kia commenced mass production in August 2019 and has an annual production capacity of approximately 300,000 units. In April 2021, Kia India reimagined itself in line with its new brand identity, “Movement that Inspires” aimed at offering customers meaningful experiences backed by innovative products and services. Under the new brand identity, Kia has set out to find ways to achieve new benchmarks and inspire consumers to be more and do more. Till date, Kia India has launched five vehicles for the Indian market – the Seltos, the Carnival, the Sonet, the Carens, and the EV6. Kia India has completed over 6.3 lakh dispatches from its Anantapur plant, including 5 lakh domestic sales and over 1.5 lakh exports. With over 2 lakh connected cars on Indian roads, it is among the connected Car leaders in the country. The brand has a widespread network of 339 touchpoints and is focused on strengthening its footprints across the country.
About – Kia Corporation
Kia (www.kia.com) is a global mobility brand with a vision to create sustainable mobility solutions for consumers, communities, and societies around the world. Founded in 1944, Kia has been providing mobility solutions for more than 75 years. With 52,000 employees worldwide, a presence in more than 190 markets, and manufacturing facilities in six countries, the company today sells around three million vehicles a year. Kia is spearheading the popularization of electrified and battery electric vehicles and developing a growing range of mobility services, encouraging millions of people around the world to explore the best ways of getting around. The company’s brand slogan – ‘Movement that inspires’ – reflects Kia’s commitment to inspire consumers through its products and services.