Kia recorded 22,622 units in March 2022, an increase of 18.44 percent YoY volume over 19,100 units in the same period last year.
Kia India has released a statement announcing that it recorded an internal number of 22,622 units in March 2022 and increased YoY volume by 18.44 percent. While the Celtos Midsize SUV continued to be the best-seller for South Korea’s Auto Major 8,415 units last month, the recently launched Carens three-row UV has proven to be the difference-maker by collecting a total of 7,008 units.
The Sonet Compact SUV posted a total of 6,871 units while the Range-topping Carnival MPV registered 328 units for sale. The brand gained 7 per cent market share in domestic passenger vehicles last month as a result of the highest monthly sales of all time in India. Also, Kia posted its all-time highest quarterly sales of over 60,000 units per hour.
On a YoY basis, Kia managed a healthy YoY sales growth of 9.5 percent over the same quarter last year. In fiscal year 2022, Kia posted 1,86,787 units amid global semiconductor problems and related supply chain disruptions, as it ended with a highly commendable YoY increase of 20 percent as Celtos and Sonnet contributed to the majority with SUVs 51 and 40. As a percentage, respectively.
Speaking of credit, Hardeep Singh Brar, VP and Head of Sales and Marketing, Kia India Said “2022 has been a good year for us as we have been able to maintain our positive sales momentum over the last quarter. Our recently launched Carens can be attributed to our growing sales, which has won the hearts of Indian customers. ”
To reduce the waiting period and meet the high demand for competitively priced Kia Currents, the third shift of the Anantapur facility in Andhra Pradesh started a while ago. Reservations for the Carens have already crossed the 50,000 mark and it has withstood a total shipment count of 12,117 units in just one and a half months.
Kia recently revealed that it has crossed the 500,000 production milestone at its Anantapur plant – four million domestic sales and one million units shipped to more than 91 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America, Mexico and Asia Pacific.