Kia October 2021 Model Wise Sales – Seltos, Sonet, Carnival

Kia Seltos X-Line Launched

Kia recorded a total of 16,331 units in the month of October 2021 as against 21,021 units during the same period last year with a YoY de-growth of 22.3 per cent

Kia Motors India finished fifth in the overall manufacturers’ sales table in the month of October 2021 as 16,331 units were recorded against 21,021 units during the same period last year with YoY negative volume growth of 22.3 per cent. The brand outsold Toyota, Renault, Honda, Nissan, Volkswagen, Skoda, MG, FCA and Citroen.

The South Korean auto major posted an MoM sales increase of just over 13 per cent as 14,441 units were registered. However, Kia continued to hold on to a market share of 6.3 per cent in a similar fashion to the corresponding period twelve months ago. The Seltos headed the sales sheets as the midsize SUV garnered a total of 10,488 units.

This when compared to the same period in 2020 with 8,900 units, a YoY volume increase of 18 per cent. The Sonet compact SUV finished in the second position within the company’s domestic portfolio as 5,443 units were recorded against 11,721 units during the same period in 2020 with negative volume growth of 53.56 per cent.

Kia Models (YoY) October 2021 Sales October 2020 Sales
1. Seltos (18%) 10,488 8,900
2. Sonet (-53.56%) 5,443 11,721
3. Carnival 400 400

The Carnival premium MPV endured a total of 400 units in the month of October 2021 as against a similar tally during the same period last year. It used to be available in seven-, eight- and nine-seat configurations and now the nine-seater is no more due to low demand. The new six-seater comes with individual captain chairs for the second and third rows.

Thus, the MPV gains a more spacious boot of 540 litres that can be expanded to 2,759 litres when the middle and third rows and folded. The six-seater Prestige features LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, LED fog lamps, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 18-inch crystal cut alloy wheels, triple-zone automatic climate control, powered tailgate, etc.

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The brand is expected to launch a new MPV in the early parts of next year and it could be dubbed the Carens. It will likely be positioned between the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Innova Crysta in the same space as the Mahindra Marazzo.