In Feb 2020, Kia India posted their highest monthly sales of 15,644 units – thanks to Seltos and Carnival
With just two cars on offer, Kia has managed to become one of the best selling car brands in the country and that too in such a short span of time. In Feb 2020, the company posted their highest ever monthly car sales. The previous best monthly sales total of the company was posted in Jan 2020, which was at 15,450 units.
This is the second consecutive month where the company has posted sales of more than 15,000 units. Majority of this is of Seltos, while that of Carnival is at about 400-500 units per month. Seltos has not only become the best selling SUV in the segment, but has also become the best selling SUV in the country. Below is the month wise sales data of Kia in India. The company has sold over 76k cars in India till date.
In India, Kia Motors is completely focused on the UV segment. After the success of their first SUV Seltos, they launched an MPV Carnival. With both these cars doing exceptionally well in their segment, the company is now getting ready to launch their 3rd car, which is again an UV.
The 3rd Kia car to be launched in India will be the Sonet. It was showcased as a concept at the 2020 Auto Expo last month. It is a sub 4 meter small SUV, to take on the likes of Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, etc. To be launched in July 2020, Sonet will help Kia to further strengthen their position in the UV segment of the Indian auto industry.
Based on the Hyundai Venue, Sonet will be offered in a choice of two petrol and one diesel engine option. All BS6 engines from day 1. These are the same engine options which are on offer with the Venue. Transmission options will include manual as well as DSG with the turbo petrol variant. Price of Kia Sonet will be in the range of Rs 7-11 lakhs, ex-sh.
Post the launch of Sonet, monthly sales of Kia India is expected to cross the 20k mark. Their cousin, Hyundai will launch the new Creta next month. Together, Hyundai and Kia are on their way to becoming the undisputed leader in the UV segment of India. This will be a huge blow to car makers like Maruti, Tata and Mahindra – all three who are regularly posting huge sales decline.