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Kia India Exports Cross 1 Lakh Models For Seltos & Sonet SUVs

Kia India has exported more than 1 lakh models since September 2019, Kia Seltos holds 77% share of the total exports

  • Kia India has exported more than 1 lakh models of the Sonet and Seltos SUVs in 91 countries
  • In 2021, Kia India exported 46,261 models of the Sonet and Seltos SUVs

Kia India has achieved a new record in exports. The company has now exported more than 1 lakh models of the Sonet and Seltos. Kia started shipping the Seltos in September 2019. The Seltos constitutes 77 percent share of the total 1 lakh exports. Rest 23 percent share is of the Sonet compact SUV. The company has achieved the mark of 1 lakh exports in just 29 months of its India debut. Kia India has exported total 1,01,734 models. This makes it the number one utility vehicle (UV) exporter in the country. Now Kia India holds 25 percent market share of total UV exports. In overall passenger vehicle (PV) exports Kia India holds 9 percent market share.

Kia India 1 Lakh Exports

The India made Seltos and Sonet SUVs are now available in 91 countries. This includes Middle East, Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico and Asia-pacific markets. The Seltos is the top selling Kia in India and it is the most exported Kia as well. Apart from the Exports, both Seltos and Sonet sells in good numbers. In India, Kia sold 11,483 models of the Seltos in January 2022. This makes it one of the best selling SUVs in its segment with 16 percent growth.

Kia Seltos & Sonet

Both SUVs are best selling products from Kia India. The Seltos is available in one diesel and two petrol engines. One will get 1.4-litre turbo petrol, 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine on the Kia Seltos. The Sonet compact SUV too gets a one diesel and two petrol engines. The petrol engine includes a 1.2-litre and 1.0-litre while the diesel engine is of 1.5-litre. Both SUVs get iMT, MT and DCT gearbox options. The Seltos price is in between 9.95 lakh-18.19 lakh while the Sonet gets a price tag of Rs 6.95 lakh-13.69 lakh (ex-showroom).