- The all-new Seltos was unveiled on 3rd August followed by test drives at Automotive Kia
- With robust 3S – Sales, Service and Spares network, the company will provide hassle-free and unique car ownership experience for its customers
- The Seltos will come with the biggest network for a new entrant with 265 touch points across 160 cities
- Seltos to be offered with segment first 1.4 Turbo GDI with 7DCT transmission along with other diesel and petrol variants in automatic and manual options and will be segment first BS6 compliant vehicle in all powertrains
Hyderabad, Aug 3, 2019 – Automotive Kia the official dealer partner for Kia Motors India, the world’s 8th largest automaker, unveiled Kia Seltos at Hyderabad. This showcase will be followed by test drives for all customers for experiencing the car. Automotive Kia established its footprint in Hitec City and Nagole, with the launch of its much-awaited dealership and world class service facility with Automotive Kia. The 5000 square feet state-of-the-art dealership will house highly trained sales and service personnel to ensure highest levels of sales and after-sales services to the valued Kia customers.
Mr. Manohar Bhat, Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing, says, “We are extremely happy to partner with Automotive dealership under the leadership of Mr. Rajiv Sanghvi that is establishing our initial footprint in Hitec City and Nagole in the city of Hyderabad. This region is a key market for premium cars and SUVs, and we are confident that Kia Seltos will be a game-changer in this segment. We are equipped with the biggest network for a new entrant with 265 touch points across 160 cities, Kia aims to reach out to every customer and provide the best possible care for them even in the remotest corners of the country. ” He added, “Kia Motors oozes contemporary and stylish design language to make sure that the customer feels this luxury with ease. We have a great product and now to show our care for the customers, we are prepared to provide a world-class vehicle maintenance and repair services with availability of spare parts across the country. Entering India as a global premium brand, we understand the expectations of the customers, so we are prepared to ensure optimum service quality and customer satisfaction. “
Mr. Rajiv Sanghvi, Executive Director, Automotive Manufacturers P. Ltd. Said “Kia is globally rated amongst the best in product quality and with their design and best in class features the response which we have received from our customers for the Seltos even before the price is announced has been overwhelming. We are very excited to partner with Kia Motors and we are sure that with their best in class product and our deep understanding of customers will create a best in class customer experience”
The 256 touchpoints will be operated by authorized Kia dealer partners and will ensure state of art experience for sales and aftersales through IOT (Internet of Things) technology. To further ease the process of scheduling a service appointment, Kia Motors India will leverage IOT via its Kia Link App which will notify the customers about an upcoming/service due reminder to guarantee and keep intact the vehicle performance and life. The Kia Link App would allow the customers to make an appointment at their preferred dealer managed by the Dealer Management System (DMS) with remarks of the problems in the car, and other array of features and services, eliminating the paperwork and saving time.
In order to provide a hassle-free experience of owning a Kia, the automaker has signed an MoU with 8 leading banks of India to provide tailor-made financing solutions with attractive offers to the customers that will enhance the Kia’s penetration in the region.
Staying true to its brand philosophy of ‘The Power to Surprise,’ the Kia Seltos comes not only with segment first and India first features but also with world first features too. The Kia Seltos is the first car in the segment with a heads-up-display to ensure the customer’s full attention remains on the road. The Vehicle boasts hi-tech sound mood lamp that changes the lighting based on the driver’s mood, a rear share curtain to keep the rear occupants protected from the harsh rays, a surround view monitor to tackle every blind spot. Seltos also provides a concierge service on the go from its proprietary UVO app, POI push to car, air purifier on and off and comes equipped with dedicated SOS, RSA and UVO buttons on the IRVM to alert the assistance services in case of emergency. Kia Seltos comes with class leading safety features, that can disrupt the segment and create a niche for itself. Kia Seltos comes equipped with Smartstream, a third generation BSVI powertrain developed for high efficiency and powerful performance.
The Seltos has already gathered record-breaking 6046 bookings on the first day itself and we are still accepting bookings for a token amount of INR 25,000 and the company is prepared to handle excess demand. Further to this, Kia plans to expand its portfolio by launching a new car in every six to nine months, lining at least 5 vehicles by 2021.
Further details on the Kia Seltos, including specifications, are available on the Kia Motors India website (www.kia.com/in)
About Kia Motors India (KMI)
In April 2017, Kia Motors signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, to build a new manufacturing facility in Anantapur District. Construction of Kia Motors’ first manufacturing facility in India has been completed, with trial production commencing in January 2019. The manufacturing facility is expected to begin series production in the second half of 2019 and produce approximately 300,000 units per year.
About Kia Motors Corporation
Kia Motors Corporation -a maker of world-class quality vehicles for the young-at-heart – was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. About 3 million Kia vehicles a year are produced at 14 manufacturing and assembly operations in five countries which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering around 180 countries. Kia today has over 51,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of over US$47 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Open, official automotive partner of FIFA – the governing body of the FIFA World Cup™ – and official partner of the UEFA Europa League – the world’s largest professional club football competition. Kia Motors Corporation’s brand slogan – “The Power to Surprise” – represents the company’s global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting and inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.