NEW DELHI: On-year car gross sales of Kia Corp, South Korea’s second-largest carmaker, jumped 18% in India final month on demand for its multipurpose mannequin.
Kia bought 22,622 autos within the nation final month, marking the largest month-to-month gross sales determine because it entered the rising market in August 2019, based on the corporate’s gross sales knowledge. The end result was helped by elevated gross sales of the Carens multi-purpose car.
Gross sales of the Carens jumped to 7,008 items in March from 5,109 in February and 575 in January, the info confirmed.
Kia has a 300,000 unit-a-year plant in India and sells the Seltos subcompact Sport Utility Vehicl (SUV), Sonet compact SUV and the Carnival minivan on the earth’s second-most populous nation.
The maker of the K5 sedan and the Sorento SUV goals to promote 243,000 autos in India this yr, up 34% from the 182,000 items it bought final yr.
It has eight home crops in South Korea and 7 abroad – three in China and one every in america, Slovakia, Mexico and India. Their total capability is 3.84 million items.
In 2022, Kia goals to promote 3.15 million autos globally – 13% increased than its gross sales of two.78 million final yr. From January to March, its gross sales fell 0.7% to 685,358 items from 689,990 throughout the identical interval of final yr. — The Korea Herald/ANN