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Kia Motors India Reports Highest Ever Sales In October 2020

Records 64% Y-o-Y growth with 21,021 unit sales in October 2020 as Sonet remains to be the preferred choice for Indian customers with 11,721 units sold during the month.

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Kia Motors India has announced registered its highest-ever domestic sales since its entry into the Indian market with 21,021 units sold in October 2020. The latest game-changer in the market, Kia Sonet, remains to be one of the preferred choices amongst Indian customers which found 11,721 happy homes last month. Cherishing the arrival of the festive season in India, the Seltos too posted steady growth with sales of 8,900 units. On the back of robust sales in October, Kia Motors India now celebrates over 1.5 lakhs Kia vehicles on Indian road and has maintained its position as the fourth largest vehicle manufacturer in India.

The overall sales were notable for Kia Motors India, especially with the onset of the festive season where the demand is expected to go even higher. The Sonet has successfully established itself as one of the best compact SUVs in the market, and currently enjoys a high demand with an average of two vehicles sold every three minutes., This, followed by healthy demand for Seltos and Carnival indicates an improved customer sentiment in the domestic market. With demand expected to grow even further during the festive season, Kia Motors India has further streamlined its supplies to meet this strong demand and trying to maintain a minimum waiting period for its customers.

On the successful run of Kia Motors in India, Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Kia Motors India said, “We are witnessing a strong surge in customer demand from across the markets, and we're confident that it will grow even further with the onset of the festive season. It is good to see the numbers rebounding with the market slowly coming back on track as the customers are going ahead with their long-held purchases. We are extremely happy with the way we have performed in the past couple of months and are confident of continuing this success beyond Diwali as well. Keeping this in mind, we are now considering to start the third shift in our plant to meet the rapidly growing demand for our products in India.”

Kia has been able to break the clutter and offer Indian consumers what was missing in the current landscape and the response to Kia products in India has been very encouraging throughout. The recent launch of Sonet along with the positive sentiment of customers and the upcoming festive season are encouraging signs for the brand. Kia Motors will continue to build a robust product pipeline, addressing the changing needs of Indian consumers.


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