Like many other carmakers, Kia has increased the prices of all of its offerings in the Indian car market. Currently, Kia sells three different models in India – the Sonet and Seltos in compact SUV categories and Carnival in the premium MPV segment.
The first-ever product from Kia in India, the Kia Seltos has been a runaway success for the Korean carmaker, with the SUV churning out consistent volumes since its launch in mid-2019. The SUV has received multiple price revisions to date, with this latest one hiking the prices of Seltos from Rs 6,000 to Rs 11,000.
Starting with the 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol versions of the Kia Seltos first, while the HTK variant is now pricier by Rs 11,000, the other variants (except HTE) are now more expensive by Rs 10,000. Kia has unchanged the prices of the HTE variant. For the 1.4 turbo-petrol variants, the GTX(O) and GTX+ manual variants are pricier by Rs 10,000, while the GTX+ DCT is pricier by Rs 11,000. The X-Line DCT sees the smallest hike of Rs 6,000.
For the diesel-powered variants, while the top-spec X-Line AT is pricier by Rs 9,000, all the other variants (both manual and are now more expensive by Rs 10,000.
Kia has axed the Blue single-tone colour option, which was available for the mid-spec and higher variants of the Seltos.
The smallest offering in the Indian lineup of Kia, the Sonet has become a popular and consistent model in the sub-compact SUV category, which has only added in the monthly volumes of Kia ever since its launch in 2020. The Kia Sonet too has received price hikes in the range of Rs 4,000 to Rs 24,000.
The entry-level 1.2-litre petrol variants of the Sonet receive the smallest hikes – Rs 4,000 for HTK+ MT and Rs 6,000 for HTE and HTK variants. Coming to the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol variants, the HTX iMT is pricier by Rs 10,000, the HTX+ iMT by Rs 4,000 and GTX+ iMT by Rs 4,000. The prices of HTK+ iMT, HTX DCT and GTX+ DCT have remained unchanged.
It is the diesel-version of the Sonet which has received the biggest bump in prices. While the entry-level HTE MT, HTK MT and HTK+ MT variants are now pricier by Rs 10,000, the mid-spec HTX MT, HTX AT and HTX+ MT are pricier by Rs 20,000. The range-topping GT-Line variants, GTX+ MT and GTX+ AT are now dearer by Rs 24,000.
In addition to hiking the prices, Kia has also discontinued the single-tone and dual-tone Beige Gold colour option from the list.
Kia has also revised the prices of its flagship offering in India, the Carnival MPV. While many global markets have already received the new-generation model, the Indian market continues to get the previous-generation model with new features and an extended variant lineup.
Apart from the mid-spec Prestige 6-seater variant, all the variants of the Kia Carnival are more expensive than before. While base-spec Premium 7-seater is now dearer by Rs 54,000, the other variants (barring Prestige 6-seater) are have witnessed a hike of Rs 50,000 in their prices.