Kia India, one of the country’s fastest-growing carmakers, clocked the best-ever cumulative sales of 3,36,619 units in CY2022, registering a growth of 47.7% over CY2021. The brand’s domestic dispatches stood at 2,54,556 units, reporting 40.1% Y-o-Y growth and export dispatches at 82,063 units in CY2022. Healthy growth in sales propelled the brand to achieve 8 Lakh cumulative sales since the start of its sales operation in Aug ’19. Kia India registered 15,184 unit sales in the domestic market in Dec ’22 with 94.7% Y-o-Y growth.
Kia India marks CY2022 as a milestone year as the brand became the top UV (Utility Vehicle) exporter in the country, registering its highest export figure of 82,063 units. In the domestic market, the Seltos continues its dream run, crossing the milestone of selling 1 Lakh units in a single year. The Seltos registered sales of 1,01,569 units in CY2022, and the Sonet reported a sales of 86,251 units in the same year. The Carens registers 62,756-unit sales, became the India’s second most sold family mover for the year. The Carnival, and the EV6 added 3,550 and 430 units, respectively.
Commenting on Kia’s robust performance, Mr. Hardeep Singh Brar, VP and Head- Sales & Marketing, Kia India said, “CY 2022 has turned out to be the best-ever year for Kia India in more ways than one, fuelled by the unconditional and unflinching love and support from the Indian buyers. Despite various headwinds like geopolitical issues, COVID-induced supply chain obstructions and price increase, we managed to register the highest sales ever for the brand in the country. It is a matter of great pride that Kia products are not only disrupting their respective segments in India but also creating waves and ever-growing demand in the international markets.”
Mr Brar further added, “Our unwavering commitment to Indian customers resulted in a remarkable year for all of us. The outlook for 2023 is bright and it will be our endeavour to continue to focus on the ever-changing needs of our evolved customers and to bring to them our new-age mobility solutions.”