Kia Motors has been on a roll in India right from the start with just one model. The Seltos compact SUV has been a blockbuster hit in the Indian market with 26,840 units being sold within 70 days since its launch on August 22, 2019. The Korean carmaker has received 60,000 units for the Seltos till date and last month it sold 12,850 units of the compact SUV, making it among to the top five carmakers list in the Indian market.
With these numbers, the Kia Seltos has outperformed many other compact SUVs on sale in the Indian market, in-turn inching really close to the segment leader- the Hyundai Creta in terms of sales. In fact, it has recorded over twofold sales as compared to MG Motor that has sold over 3500 units of the Hector SUV in the same month and has received over 38,000 bookings in the domestic market since its launch. That said, the Chinese carmaker has been facing production constraints and had to close bookings for a short period which might have affected its volumes marginally.
Kia Motors India has also started second shift at its manufacturing facility in Anantpur to ramp up production of the Seltos in a bid to keep a check on its waiting period. The carmaker has also reaffirmed that bookings won't be closed and the Anantpur plant is sufficient enough to cater to the rising demand.