To further extend its presence and revenue in the country the South Korean automaker Kia’s Indian subsidiary Kia India has now stepped foot in the used car business in India. Recently Kia India announced its newest business venture the “Kia CPO”. The Kia CPO stands for Kia Certified Pre-Owned. With this new endeavour, Kia aims to provide its current or future Kia owners the ease of selling, buying, or trade-in pre-owned vehicles. Additionally, the company claims that the Kia CPO will guarantee a hassle-free RC transfer experience and support with personalised financial and service options.
Every vehicle that is brought in for a transaction under the Kia CPO, according to Kia India, will undergo a 175-point quality check to ensure there are no problems or flaws with the vehicle. Following this if the car checks out then only will it become eligible for the label “certified.” All approved vehicles will be less than five years old and have fewer than one lakh kilometres on the odometer, added the company. For the “certified” tag to be applied, there must be no structural damage and proof of ownership and servicing history as well, said Kia.
The goal of Kia CPO is to provide clients with a one-stop shop. The computerised evaluation procedure offered by Kia CPO will be swift, fair, and transparent in order to provide customers with the best price for their vehicles. The company stated that it has unveiled the best digital evaluation mobile application on the market, complete with real-time data integration and expert price recommendations. The automaker will also offer interested buyers Non-Kia vehicles, but they won’t be eligible for any further warranty advantages. Customers will be able to purchase these automobiles as-is, where-is, according to the South Korean automaker.
As of now Kia has 15 CPO locations in 14 cities across the country. In addition to Delhi NCR, these cities also include Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Cochin, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Amritsar, Nasik, Baroda, Kannur, and Malappuram. By the end of 2022, the Korean automaker intends to have more than 30 outlets across India.
In other Kia India news, the company earlier this month said that the brand delivered a total of 152 units of the brand-new completely electric crossover EV6 in India just in the first month of delivery. The company said that it was able to supply 152 units to eager consumers over the Diwali holiday in October of this year. Four months ago, Kia introduced the EV6 in India, with 100 vehicles set aside for the entire country.
Kia introduced the EV6 in India as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) with the plans of selling a limited 100 units in India as mentioned above. But to its surprise, the South Korean carmaker received more than 355 bookings on the day of its launch alone. And because of this, the company is planning to import additional cars to India.