KIA Seltos broke the record for the number of pre-orders in India

KIA Seltos broke the record for the number of pre-orders in India

October 10, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

For 1.5 months from the start of sales for the car, more than 40 thousand applications were left. This is an absolute record in the Indian car market among all manufacturers.

Official sales of the new KIA Seltos crossover in the Indian market started on August 22 of this year. Since then, 40 thousand applications have already been issued for the car. Interestingly, the KIA debut in the Indian car market was timed to coincide with the release of the Seltos model. On the first day of official sales for the car, 6 thousand applications were received. All this already allows the Korean company to take seventh place in terms of sales in India with a share of 8.6% in the crossover and SUV segment.

The plant does not manage to cope with such a huge number of orders, so now there is a discussion about the launch of additional capacities.

 In Russia, KIA Seltos will debut in 2020. For our car market, the car will be produced locally. The Russian representative office of KIA is confident that the car will occupy a leading position in the SUV-B segment. It is expected that the new product can take a small share of buyers from KIA Soul and KIA Sportage. However, most buyers are waiting for the release of the Seltos crossover. The main competitors KIA representatives call the Hyundai Creta and Renault Kaptur crossovers.