Kia is one of the well-known automakers in India. With the Seltos, they first entered the Indian market in 2019. Since then, customers in the sector have found it to be a popular SUV. In India, Kia presently offers the EV6, Seltos, Carens, and Sonet as entry-level models. According to recent sources, the manufacturer intends to raise the cost of several models. The popular Seltos mid-size SUV and the Carens MPV will both see price increases from Kia. The company declared that both of these models’ prices will increase starting in October of this year. Up to 2% more will be added to the cost of certain models.
During this financial year, Kia has increased prices on certain of its models a second time. Other models in the range would currently have the same price. The freshly released Seltos SUV from Kia features significant updates. The Kia Seltos’ starting price, ex-showroom, is Rs 10.89 lakh. In order to accommodate demand throughout the forthcoming holiday season, the company even unveiled two additional models last week.
In a statement to the media, Hardeep S. Brar, national head of sales and marketing for Kia India, said: “While many of the companies have already taken the price increase post-April, we, however, did not take… besides, the raw material prices are going up, and we introduced the new Seltos and a lot of investment has gone into the product, so we think it is time that we take the price increase.” Prior to this, Kia raised the price of their models in April when they modified them to meet the new RDE standards.
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When it comes to the forthcoming price increase, Kia has not specified which models would face a price hike. The cost of the cheaper models is probably going to increase by at least Rs 20,000, while the higher variants will likely experience a price increase of about Rs 40,000. The Kia Carens was released as a recreational vehicle or MPV. Due to its upscale appearance, roomy interior, and extensive feature set, it soon attracted customers’ attention. The current starting price for the Carens is Rs 10.45 lakh, ex-showroom, while the top-end variant is Rs 18.90 lakh, ex-showroom. Carens is probably going to see price increases in a manner akin to the Seltos.
There are both diesel and petrol engine options available for the Seltos and Carens. In fact, Kia is renowned for providing a range of engine and gearbox options to its consumers. A 1.5-liter petrol engine with IVT and a manual transmission is available for the Seltos. It also receives a new 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine with a 7-speed DCT & IMT transmission option. The 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine in the Seltos has a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission as an option. Similar engine and gearbox choices are also available for the Carens. The Seltos no longer has IMT, although the Carens diesel does.
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