Kia India’s bestselling product in India, the Seltos has achieved the 3-lakh sales milestone in India today. This mid-size SUV from the Korean manufacturer was launched three years ago and has seen enormous success in India since then. Moreover, Kia states that the Seltos is the fastest SUV in India to achieve this milestone. When Kia was first introduced in India, the Seltos was their introductory product for the Indian subcontinent and helped build the Kia brand name amongst the masses.

For Kia India, the Seltos is the most popular product in their line-up, accounting for nearly 60% of their total sales in the country. Besides its successful journey in the Indian domestic market, the Seltos has also shown a strong demand in the overseas market, with 103,033 Seltos exported to more than 91 countries from the Kia India Anantapur plant to date. Moreover, besides being extremely feature-loaded, the Seltos is the only vehicle in its segment to offer 6-airbags as standard across all its variants.

Giving a breakdown of the overall sales figures of the Seltos, Kia states that while 58% of the Seltos sales come from its top variants, the automatic options of the vehicle contribute to around 25%. The revolutionary iMT technology became an instant hit amongst buyers, with 1 out of every 10 Seltos buyers opting for it in 2022. Moreover, the most popular variant for customers is HTX Petrol, and the most popular colour is White when buying the Seltos. The demand for the petrol and diesel variants of the Seltos is balanced, with around 46% of the customers preferring the diesel variants of the Seltos.

Myung-Sik Sohn, Chief Sales Officer, Kia India, ”Being our first product in India, the Seltos has played a pivotal role in charting Kia’s success story here. With Seltos, Kia India was able to establish itself as a true disruptor and was able to cement its position in country’s top 5 car manufacturers within just two months of commencement of sales in the country. With Seltos, we wanted to offer a world-class product that addressed the unmet needs of Indian customers, and the great response we’ve received is a testimony to the fact that we have achieved what we initially set out for. We are happy to see today that, Seltos has made its mark not only in its segment but on the overall Indian auto industry; it is amongst the most sought-after cars by the new age Indian customers.

He further added, “Very recently, we introduced six airbags as standard on the Seltos, which was yet again a segment first offering. With such regular updates in our products, and a strong customer centric approach, we are very optimistic about continuing our growth momentum and emerge as a much stronger brand in the days to come.”

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