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Kia completes export of 1 lakh cars from India, Seltos in high demand

The company is exporting Seltos and Sonnets adhering to international quality standards from India to 91 countries in Gulf countries, Africa, Central and South America, Mexico and Asia-Pacific regions. At present, the export share of Seltos and Sonnet is 77% and 23% respectively.

Kia completes export of 1 lakh cars from India, Seltos in high demand

The company has exported an accumulated 1,01,734 units of vehicles till January, 2022. In the current financial year (2021), the company shipped over 46,261 units, registering a 23% year-on-year growth in exports. Kia India has become the No. 1 SUV exporter in the country with a market share of over 25%. Furthermore, the company ranked third in the overall personal vehicle segment, capturing a market share of close to 9%.

Kia India has revealed its sales figures for the month of January 2022. The carmaker has recorded domestic sales of 19,319 units in January 2022, a year-on-year growth of 1.4 per cent. The company had sold 19,056 units in January 2021. As always, the Kia Seltos SUV contributed the most to the overall sales.

The Kia Seltos is one of the best selling mid-size SUVs in India with 11,483 units sold in January 2022. According to Kia, the company has sold around 3.9 lakh cars in just 30 months of its sales operations. Kia India estimates that the supply chain bottleneck will remain in place until early 2022 and the semiconductor situation may show signs of recovery in the second quarter.

Kia completes export of 1 lakh cars from India, Seltos in high demand

The company is all set to launch the Kia Carens in India this month. The booking for this has already started and one can book it by paying a token amount of Rs 25,000. When launched, it will rival the likes of Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV700, etc.

Kia completes export of 1 lakh cars from India, Seltos in high demand

The Kia Carens will be offered in 5 trims, which include Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus. They can be brought in both 6-seater and 7-seater configurations. The design of the Kia Carens is quite bold and it looks like an SUV.

Kia completes export of 1 lakh cars from India, Seltos in high demand

In its front, LED headlamp with LED daytime running lamp has been given. The rear of the car gets LED tail lamps which are connected by a thin strip. The car gets electric sunroof, ventilated seats, ambient lighting, Bose sound system, touchscreen infotainment system, air purifier and 16-inch dual tone alloy wheels etc.

Kia completes export of 1 lakh cars from India, Seltos in high demand

The Kia Carens will be equipped with a host of standard safety features. It gets 6 airbags, electronic stability control, front and rear disc brakes, vehicle stability management, brake assist, downhill brake control, anti-lock braking system, rear parking sensors and tire pressure monitoring system as standard across all variants.

Kia completes export of 1 lakh cars from India, Seltos in high demand

Other features to note on the Kia Carense include 5 USB Type C ports for charging, leather upholstery, roof rails, rear parking camera with dynamic guidelines, keyless entry, push-button to start/stop the engine. Apart from this, some other important features like digital instrument cluster, multi-function steering wheel, automatic climate control, cruise control, anti-glare rearview mirror, wireless charger with cooling function and rain-sensing wipers are also provided.

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