Kia launched the all-new Seltos earlier this year in the market and it has gained massive popularity in the market. The mid-size sedan, Seltos received over 30,000 bookings even before the price announcement of the car in the Indian market. After the launch, a long waiting period Seltos became the new norm of the Kia Seltos in the Indian market. Kia Motors is currently outselling all the other mid-size SUVs in the segment including the all-time favourite Hyundai Creta. Since the launch of the Seltos, it has topped the sales charts and the same happened in the month of September too!
Kia Motors sold as many as 7,754 units of the Selos in the month of September. Kia Motors has now widened the gap in the sales numbers between the Seltos and the Creta. The Hyundai Motors sold 6,641 units of the Creta in the same month, which gives the Kia Seltos a lead of over 1,100 units. In August 2019, the Seltos was ahead in the sales chart with about 200 units. It should be noted that the Hyundai Creta has remained the best-seller in the segment for a long time in the segment and no other vehicle in the segment even came close to the sales figures of the Creta.
Among the newly launched vehicles, the Seltos remains the best-seller too. The MG Motors sold a total of 2,608 units of the Hector in the same month while the Tata Harrier, which was launched in January 2019 sold only 941 units. The sales of the long-time favourite SUV in the D-Segment, the Mahindra XUV500 has come down too and only 1,120 units of the vehicle were sold in the month of September. Even the Jeep Compass sold 603 units in the same month.
Even though the overall automobile market is going through a slowdown, Kia Motors is enjoying unprecedented demand in the market. The Hyundai Creta remained the best-seller in the segment since its launch in the Indian market and no other car launched in the segment in the past years could change that. However, the popularity of Seltos shows how the market can shift. It should be noted that Hyundai will unveil the all-new Hyundai Creta at the 2020 Auto Expo and the launch of the all-new car will happen in the Indian market later in 2020.
In the meantime, Kia is expected to see a similar demand in the months to come. Since the Kia Seltos is a fresh model in the segment, it is catching a lot of attention. Moreover, the Seltos is priced competitively in the market and every kind of buyer gets a choice too. The Kia Seltos is the first and only car in India to offer three different kinds of automatic transmissions with three different engine options. There are eighteen variants of the cars available in the market, which is quite extensive. Also, the Seltos offers a range of features, which are yet to be offered in the segment, making it the first choice of many buyers.