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Kia sold 22,622 units in March 2022, an increase of 18.4 percent YoY sales compared to 19,100 units in the same period in 2021.

Kia India recorded a growing internal number of sales of 22,622 units last month, an increase of 18.4 per cent YoY sales compared to 19,100 units in the same period of 2021. With 18,121 units, a MoM volume increased 25 percent compared to the previous month of February 2022. South Korea’s auto major ranks fifth on the overall manufacturers’ sales table.

The brand gained 7 percent market share in March 2022, an increase of 1 percent compared to 6 percent in the same period last year. The Celtos have overtaken the mid-sized SUV Sonnet, and new entrants to the Carnival are in fourth place. Celtos posted a total of 8,415 units, down 20 percent YoY sales from 10,557 units in March 2021.

The Sonet compact SUV is in second place with 6,871 units as against 8,498 units in the same period of 2021 which increased YoY negative volume by 19 percent. Kia Carens was the third best-selling model in the brand’s portfolio last month as 7,008 units were registered and the range recently reached around Rs. 70,000

Kia Model (YoY) March 2022 Sale March 2021 Sale
1. Kia Celtos (-20%) 6,415 10,557
2. Kia Sonnet (-19%) 6,871 6,496
3. Kia Currens 7,008
4. Kia Carnival (629%) 328 45

Kia has introduced the Kians as an entertainment vehicle and in reality, it competes with the MPVs like Mahindra Marazzo, Maruti Suzuki XL6 and Toyota Innova Crysta. It is offered in six- and seven-seater configurations, and bookings have crossed the 50,000 mark in the two months since reservations officially began on January 14, 2022.

To meet the demand, Kia has recently started a third shift at its Anantapur production center in Andhra Pradesh. Some of the key features of Kia Currents are a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Kia Connect, single-pen sunroof, wireless charging facility, full-digital instrument console, One-Touch Tom. Row in the middle, and rear AC vent mounted on the roof.

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The Carens is powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine that produces 115 PS and 144 Nm, while the 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol delivers 140 PS and 242 Nm of power. The 1.5-liter four-pot diesel pumps 115 PS and 250 Nm. For transmission, a six-speed manual, a six-speed AT and a seven-speed DCT are used.

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