- The brand starts delivery of Seltos from CSD in the first phase; other models to be soon made available at the dealerships
- First delivery of Seltos given to Major General Vikal Sahni at Frontier Kia, Gurugram
- More than 100 defence personnel have already booked Kia cars through CSD
One of the fastest-growing carmakers in the country, Kia India forayed into CSD operations as a registered seller, committing to the enhanced accessibility to the Defense Personnel of the country. The company has received over 100 bookings under this new channel and will soon be commencing deliveries of the Sonet and the Carens across its nationwide dealerships. At an event in Frontier Kia, Gurugram, Mr. Myung-sik Sohn, Chief Sales & Business Officer, Kia India, handed over the keys of the Seltos to its proud owner, Major General Vikal Sahni.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Myung-sik Sohn said: “The Defense Personnel of India are true heroes, and we at Kia India are honoured to be able to serve them with this new initiative. This is yet another milestone in our journey and a humble initiative to partner with our men and women in uniform for their immense contribution to safeguarding this great nation. Commencement of CSD delivery is a promising move to do our bit for the real-life heroes and to introduce them to an exciting world of Kia which inspires everyone. We’re thankful to our first valued customer, Major General Vikal Sahni, for bestowing faith in our Seltos, which marked the commencement of the Kia India journey.”
In April 2017, Kia India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, to build a new manufacturing facility at Anantapur District. Kia commenced mass production in August 2019 and has an annual production capacity of approximately 300,000 units. In April 2021, Kia India reimagined itself in line with its new brand identity, “Movement that Inspires” aimed at offering customers meaningful experiences backed by innovative products and services. Under the new brand identity, Kia has set out to find ways to achieve new benchmarks and inspire consumers to be more and do more. Till date, Kia India has launched five vehicles for the Indian market – the Seltos, the Carnival, the Sonet, the Carens, and the EV6. Kia India has completed over 6.3 lakh dispatches from its Anantapur plant, including 5 lakh domestic sales and over 1.3 lakh exports. With over 2 lakh connected cars on Indian roads, it is among the connected Car leaders in the country. The brand has a widespread network of 339 touchpoints and is focused on strengthening its footprints across the country.