We saw two automajors making their entry into the Indian Market and what’s common is their first vehicle is an SUV. Yes, Kia entered with Seltos and MG Motors entered with Hector.
Since the launch, both are in the list of best selling mid-size SUV, while Seltos has topped the list since its launch.The Seltos sold the most in the month of November beating Hyundai Venue.
Since its launch in India, Kia has sold over 40,000 units of the Seltos and gained over 80,000 bookings. Due to the strong demand, Kia will also be starting the production of the DCT and diesel-automatic variants. In the mid-size SUV segment, it is the best selling SUV in India since the last two months. Kia sold over 14,000 units of Seltos in November, a 9 per cent increase over 12,854 units during October. With just a single product in its lineup, Kia Motors is currently the fourth largest carmaker in India with respect to volumes
The Seltos was launched in India on August 22, 2019 with a price tag starting from Rs 9.69 lakh (ex-showroom). The three BS6-compliant engines on offer are a 1.4-litre T-GDI, 1.5-litre Petrol and 1.5-litre CRDI, mated to four gearbox options: 6MT, 7-DCT, 6AT and CVT. Kia is offering the Seltos in two main trim options: GT Line and Tech Line, which are further split into 8 variants.
We also hear that Kia is going to launch Carnival as the second offering for India. It will be a premium MPV which might be slightly bigger than Toyota Innova Crysta. Do you think it’ll be the highest selling in Q4 as well?