Kia has announced to have completed dispatching 500,000 units from its Anantapur plant in India. The number includes output for both domestic and export markets.
With this, Kia has also surpassed the 400,000 sales milestone in India and has already exported over 100,000 cars to more than 91 countries across the globe, since it started shipping the Seltos in September 2019. Kia India also became the number 1 utility vehicle exporter of India with a market share of over 25% in 2021.
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Commenting on achieving the milestone, Tae-Jin Park, Managing Director and CEO, Kia India said:
“Half a million is a big number and we are proud to have attained this milestone in less than 2.5 years. Ever since our inception in India, we have focused on providing great value to our customers through our ground-breaking products and services. Today, Kia is a part of 4 lac Indian families and we are extremely grateful for the affection bestowed upon us by our esteemed customers. Now, with the Carens already launched, we are confident of achieving our next milestones at a much faster pace, creating new benchmarks that will chart the course of our growth journey in the country.”
Three (Seltos, Sonet & Carens) out of the 4 products Kia offers in Indian market made their world debut in India. Kia India recently launched its fourth product, the Carens three-row recreational vehicle which was launched on 15 February 2022, and has already received a tremendous response from customers in India.
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