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kia seltos: Kia Motors debut month sales beat half a dozen car brands in India, Auto News, ET Auto

NEW DELHI: In the very first month of commencement of sales, South Korean carmaker Kia Motors India has outsold (wholesales) half a dozen foreign carmakers car brands like Ford, Renault, Nissan, Skoda etc.

With the launch of first product -Seltos, Kia has marked itself as the 7th largest carmaker in the country, while other new entrant MG Motors crawled to 11th position among the total 14 mass brands.

Kia sold over 6200 units Seltos in August 2019 while Ford and Renault which have multiple products in their kitty could only sell 5517 and 5700 units of vehicles respectively.

However, industry experts believe that current market dynamics is the result of the ongoing slowdown and excitement around new launches.

Even though MG Motors did not have that high octane run but still it outsold companies like Nissan and Skoda. MG Motor sold 2018 units compared to 1413 units of Nissan and 1164 units of Skoda in August. However, it is to note that MG Motors is sharing only the retail numbers.

Both Kia and MG Motor have recorded huge bookings of Seltos and Hector.

Kia Motors recorded bookings of over 32,000 units of Seltos, while, MG Motor received 28,000 orders for Hector.

MG Motor plans to increase the production of the Hector SUV to 3,000 units this month at its Halol facility.