Kia India Private Limited is a subsidiary of Kia for its operations in India. The company was founded on 19 May 2017[2] following an announcement of the construction of a new 536-acre manufacturing facility in Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh. The plant started its trial production in January 2019[3] and the mass production of its first product, the Kia Seltos started on 31 July 2019.[4] The US$2 billion manufacturing plant is capable of producing 300,000 vehicles annually.[5]

Kia India Pvt Ltd
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryAutomotive
Founded19 May 2017; 6 years ago (2017-05-19)
HeadquartersAnantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Key people
Gwanggu lee (CEO)
ProductsAutomobiles
Production output
336,619 (2022)[1]
ParentKia
Websitewww.kia.com/in/

Products edit

Kia India produces several models that were developed specifically for the Indian market, namely the SP2i version of the Seltos and the sub-4 metre SUV Sonet.[6] Within less than four years of operations, in May 2023 the company announced that it has achieved a milestone of 700,000 vehicle sales.[7]

Current models edit

Model Indian introduction Current model Notes
Introduction (model code) Update (facelift)
SUV/crossover
  Sonet 2020 2020 (QY) 2024
Seltos 2019 2019 (SP2i) 2023
MPV
  Carens 2022 2022 (KY)
Electric
  EV6 2022 2022 (CV) Imported from South Korea

Discontinued models edit

Model Released Discontinued Image
Carnival 2020 2023  

Statistics edit

Year Production Domestic sales Exports
2019 57,719 44,918 755
2020 177,982 139,714 29,358
2021 227,844 182,655 53,247
2022 336,619 254,556 82,063
2023

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Sales Results". pr.kia.com. Retrieved 2 October 2020.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "KIA India PVT Ltd - Company Profile and News". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Kia Commences Trial Production at its Anantapur Plant in Andhra Pradesh". www.prnewswire.com (Press release). Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Kia Seltos' mass production in India to begin next week". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Kia Motors | India Plant". www.kia.com. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Kia Seltos Unveiled in India - Hyundai Motor Group TECH". tech.hyundaimotorgroup.com. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Kia India crosses 500,000 sales mark in less then 3 years of commencing ops". Business Standard India. 19 July 2022. Retrieved 20 July 2022.

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