Hyderabad, Aug 3: Automotive Kia , the official dealer partner for Kia Motors India, the world’s eighth largest automaker, unveiled Kia Seltos here on Saturday.
Korean automotive Company, Kia Motors had established its first manufacturing facility in India at their Greenfield factory located at Ananthapur in Andhra Pradesh and its trial production had alrersdy commenced 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.
This showcase would 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.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing Manohar Bhat said ''We have partnered 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 said.
Executive Director, Automotive Manufacturers P Ltd Rajiv Sanghvi 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''.
The 256 touch points woul 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 also allow the customers to make an appointment at their preferred dealer managed by the Dealer Management System (DMS) .
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.
The Seltos has already got 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 five vehicles by 2021.(UNI)