Kia sees 123 per cent growth in sales in March, Sonet being the star

Kia stands at fourth number in the overall manufacturer’s standings with a market share of 6% in March 2021 seeing a drop of 0.1%.

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New Delhi: Kia Motors India posted a whopping 123% Year-on-Year growth in March 2021. The South Korean automaker sold 19,100 units last month, as compared to 8,583 units sold in March 2020. On Month-on-Month basis, Kia’s sales in India grew at 14% in March, as compared to February 2021.

Cumulatively, Kia Motors India’s sales in India has also witnessed a 14% MoM growth last month, in comparison with February 2021.

Kia Seltos, the first car introduced by the Korean automaker to the Indian market was its bestselling model in March 2021. 10,557 units of Seltos were sold last month, as compared to 7,466 units sold in March 2020, recording a 41% growth. Seltos has been always the bestselling model of the brand since inception.

 

The Seltos registered a MoM growth of 27% last month, as compared to 8,305 units sold in February 2021.

Kia Sonet sits at the second position in this list. The compact SUV that was launched a few months back, has received a pretty good response from the customers. Kia sold 8,498 units of Sonet in March 2021. Sonet saw a 6% MoM growth last month, as compared to 7,997 units sold in February 2021.

Korean automaker’s Sonet is currently fourth best-selling compact SUV in the country. Sonet has various competitors like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Honda WR-V, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, and Mahindra XUV300.

The other model offered by Kia Motors India is the Carnival premium MPV. The MPV sold just 45 units in March 2021, as compared to 1,117 units registered in the same month a year ago. The sales of luxury MPV have slumped by 96%. On monthly basis Carnival saw a 89% decline in sales. Kia sold 400 units of Carnival in February 2021.

Kia stands at fourth number in the overall manufacturer’s standings with a market share of 6% in March 2021 seeing a drop of 0.1%.

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