Kia India set a new monthly sales record for the third time in 2022, reporting total sales of 25,857 units in September 2022. The previous record was reported at 24,024 units in June 2022. Sales grew a remarkable 79 percent from September 2021 (14,441 units) and 15.8 percent from August 2022. Sales for the second quarter of FY2023 also saw remarkable growth, with sales up 52 percent over versus Q2 FY2022.
In terms of individual performance, the Seltos remains Kia’s bestseller with more than 10,000 units sold in September 2022. In total, Kia sold 11,000 units of the Seltos this month, up from 8,652 units in August. The SUV had passed the milestone of 3 million units sold in India by August this year.
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Seltos remained Kia’s best seller with 11,000 units sold in September
Sales of the Sonet also increased month over month with 9,291 units sold in September 2022, from 7,838 units in August. The Carens, meanwhile, reported a slight decline in sales with 5,233 units sold from 5,558 units in the previous month. Sales for the Carnival were 333 units – up from 274 units in August 2022.
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Kia also reported that its sales for the calendar year 2022 had already exceeded the total sales it reported in 2021. The automaker exceeded last year’s total sales in nine months by 2022.
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Kia has had a relatively quiet year in terms of product launches in 2022. The carmaker launched the new Carens MPV earlier this year, followed by an update of the Seltos and Sonet SUVs for the 2022 model year.