Kia India has added another feather in the cap by attaining the one lakh export milestone. The automaker began its export operations with Seltos in September 2019 and so far has managed to dispatch 1,01,734 units to more than 91 countries.
In 2021, the Korean automaker exported 46,261 vehicles, recording a year-on-year growth of 23 percent. Currently, the share of exports is 77 percent and 23 percent for Seltos and Sonet SUVs, respectively.
Furthermore, Kia India will launch the new Carens MPV later this month. The Carens is a three-row MPV, which opened reservations last month and is available in eight exterior shades across five variants. The Kia Anantapur plant will be the primary production hub of Carens and will also be exported to global markets.
Commenting on the achievement, Tae Jin Park, Managing Director and CEO of Kia India, said: “India represents a strategic geography for Kia Corporation, not only in terms of sales, but also in terms of developing India as a manufacturing and export hub. to meet the growing global demand for SUVs. The high-tech plant in Anantapur has become one of the most important production centers for small and medium-sized SUVs, highlighting the fact that our Indian products truly global in nature. We are now excited to continue to build on this positive momentum with the Indian manufacturing facility being the mother plant for Carens, serving the world.