The Seltos opened its first month in India by selling 6,200 units. They outsold companies like Ford, Volkswagen, Skoda, and Renault. This is pretty darn impressive and hopefully the sales continue to rise.
While overall, the auto sector is slowing down, there are a pockets where the slowdown didn't seem to affect the sales. Newer, more technologically advanced cars seem to be beating whatever is happening in the auto market and coming out unscathed.
Kia sold 6,325 Seltos' in August making it the 4th highest selling vehicle in India.
Kia Seltos checks in
Kia Motor India’s first product – the Seltos – has made a strong entry into the Top 5 UVs list in the first month of its launch. The Kia Seltos, which was officially launched in India on August 22, sold a total of 6,236 units last month, giving the company a Utility Vehicle market share of 1.72 percent. Kia Motors India, which got 6,046 bookings on a single day when online bookings opened on July 17, currently has over 35,000 bookings in hand and is aggressively driving production at its Anantapur plant to meet the surging demand for its first made-in-India product.
The Seltos is currently produced from two of Kia’s production facilities – in Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India, and in Gwangju, Korea – and has gone on sale in both countries last month. With 6,236 units sold in its first month of sale in India, the made-in-India Seltos has outsold the made-in-Korea Seltos, which saw retail sales of 6,109 units – a difference of 127 units.
The demand for the Seltos in India continues to boom as Kia has now received 50,000 bookings in 49 days. It has broken a record that was help by the Hyundai Venue, where it recorded 50,000 bookings in 60 days post launch. As a result the wait period in India has grown to over 2 months. Kia...
I found this on Twitter the other day, I had no idea that booking for the MG Hector has been closed for the rest of 2019. Which is remarkable in contrast to Kia who keeps raking in bookings for the Seltos.
I was talking to a friend of mine about all the plant closures from car companies and it got me wondering about how that will affect dealerships domestically with their inventory. Has anyone looked recently seen more flexibility on Kia prices below MSRP? Given that dealership traffic is likely down?
The Kia Seltos has officially made its debut in Canada and the pricing has been released.
It starts at $22,995 with the LX FWD and goes as high as $32,595 with the SX AWD.
Here's the full pricing list:
MSRPs for the All-new Kia Seltos 2021:
• Kia Seltos 2021 LX FWD @ $22,995
For everyone curious about wheel options on the Seltos, it will be 3 wheels ranging in size from 16-18 according to Kia "The Kia Seltos sits on a choice of 16-, 17- or 18-inch premium crystal cut alloy wheels, which complement the dimensions of the car, lending it a powerful stance. The wheels...
The Seltos is finally available with a Build and Price page that walks you through all the possible options.
p.s... the build and price page is throwing me an error but it should be going live ANY time soon.