Kia stated on Tuesday that it has sold four lakh vehicles in India and has dispatched five lakh vehicles from its Anantapur factory in Andhra Pradesh. Since beginning to sell Seltos in September 2019, the firm has already exported one lakh units to over 91 countries.

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In addition, the automaker has become the country’s biggest UV exporter, with a market share of more than 25% in 2021. “We have focused on giving excellent value to our consumers through our ground-breaking goods and services since our foundation in India,” stated Tae-Jin Park, Managing Director and CEO of Kia India.

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Kia India recently introduced its fourth product for the Indian market, the Carens three-row SUV, at an introductory price of Rs 8.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The SUV-style car made in India for the rest of the world blends refinement and sportiness. “With the Carens now launched, we are optimistic that we will achieve our next milestones at a much faster rate, generating new benchmarks that will chronicle the trajectory of our growth journey in the country,” Park added.

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Since the registration window for Carens began a month ago, the firm has received almost 19,000 bookings. The three-row vehicle is a hybrid of an MPV and an SUV, and Kia refers to it as a leisure vehicle. Three engine options will be available for the new vehicle. There is a 1.5-litre normally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine.

Kia Carens is visibly smaller than Hyundai Alcazar, measuring 4,540 mm in length, 1,800 mm in width, 1,708 mm in height, and 2,780 mm in wheelbase. Kia says that the Carens’ petrol engine achieves up to 16.5 kmpl, while the diesel engine achieves roughly 21.3 km per litre of fuel.