Kia India posted a three-digit sales growth in May 2021, currently, it has three SUVs in its line-up Sonet, Seltos, and Carnival.

  • Kia India registered 11,050 units in May 2021
  • It garnered 565.26 percent sales growth on YOY basis
  • Recently Kia launched the FY2021 version of Seltos and Sonet with new corporate logo and features

Since the launch of its first product back in 2019, Kia is keeping enjoying a lot of popularity in the Indian market. Despite having only three products in the Indian market Seltos, Sonet, and carnival last month May 2021 posted 11,050 units as against 1,661 units sold in May 2020, getting three-digit positive sales growth of 565.26 percent on a YOY basis. It should be noted that during the May 2020, last year due to the global pandemic the production and the dealership were closed. Due to the health crisis, many countries including India were in almost complete lockdown,

Kia May 2021 sales analysis
2021 Kia Sonet

However, while if we compared this figure on a Month-on-month basis in April 2021 Kia India registered 16,111 units against 11,050 units in May 2021, getting 31.41 percent negative sales growth on a MOM basis. The sales volume last month was a little disappointing for Korean manufacturers as last month they introduced the FY2021 version of their best-selling SUV Seltos and Sonet. Kia was hoping to get some hype in their sales numbers with the launch but that didn’t work out as expected by the company.

Kia May 2021 sales analysis
Kia Carnival gets a new Buyback Scheme

Kia most affordable offering compact SUV Sonet which was launched in India last year, and gets a Mid-life facelift last month. The manufacturer currently offers Sonet three engine options – a 1.2L petrol, a 1.0L turbo petrol, and a 1.5L Diesel engine, along with various transmission gearbox systems. Next up its best-selling Mid-Size SUV Seltos, which is also offered with 3 engine options – a 1.5L petrol, a 1.4L turbo petrol, and a 1.5L oil burner along with multiple gearbox options. At last is Kia Carnival MPV, which offers with sole 2.2 Litre turbo diesel engine coupled with an 8-speed automatic gearbox system.          

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