Kia Seltos has broken sales record for August 2019, as it has achieved more than 6,200 units. For that month, it stays the best selling SUV in the segment, overtaking Hyundai Creta.
Kia Motors launched Seltos SUV just last month, with prices starting at Rs 9.69 Lakhs going up to Rs 15.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom). At this competitive pricing, it goes against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Tata Harrier, MG Hector and Mahindra XUV500.
For the month of August, Kia Motors has recorded sales of more than 6200 units of the Seltos, making it the best-selling SUV in the segment for the same month. This position is usually taken up by Hyundai Creta, which is now second in line.
At the launch event, Kia had confirmed that till that time, the bookings for Seltos had already crossed the 32,000 mark. Actually, the sales of Kia Seltos for August could have been more, but reportedly, the full-scale production has not begun yet.
At the Ananthpur facility, Kia has production capacity of 3 Lakh units per month, but in August, only 5000 units were produced. Currently, the waiting period is up to 2 months in most of the dealerships.
Meanwhile, the deliveries of Seltos have commenced across most of the dealerships. Our dealership sources suggest that the top-end GTX with the 7-speed DCT and the top-end diesel variant are getting most of the enquiries.
The reason for the popularity of Seltos is that it offers many premium end features that are not even present in cars going up to Rs 40 Lakhs. Highlights include Heads Up display, Smart Air Purifier, Blind Spot Monitor, Bose Speakers and 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment with UVO connect.
In the coming months, we expect the Seltos to record even more sales, that might put the long-timers like Hyundai Creta and Tata Harrier in a tough spot. As for the other debutant, MG Hector, it is also seeing a good response in India.