Kia Carens Crosses 50,000 Bookings in India

Kia Carens bookings started on January 14, 2022 and it took the MPV even less than two months to achieve this milestone
  • Published On: 11/03/22
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  • 30% buyers preferred the automatic variants
  • Kia Carens was launched on February 15, 2022
  • Tier 3 cities accounted for 42% of total bookings

Kia India has announced that the Carens MPV has crossed 50,000 bookings in the country. Kia Carens bookings started on January 14, 2022 and it took the MPV even less than two months to achieve this milestone. The company further stated that range-topping variants accounted for nearly 45 percent of the overall bookings. Moreover, over 42 percent bookings came from Tier 3 and beyond cities while around 60 percent of the bookings were bagged by Tier I and II markets. Kia Carens launched on February 15, 2022 at an introductory price of Rs 8.99 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, India).

The demand for the petrol and diesel variant of the Carens was balanced, with around 50 percent of the customers going for either of them. Furthermore, the demand for the automatic variant of the vehicle also attracted close to 30 percent of the customers. Last month, the company sold 5,300 units of the Carens amid the semiconductor shortage in just 13 days of its launch, resonating an overwhelming response for the MPV. Commenting on this milestone, Myung-Sik Sohn, Chief Sales Officer, Kia India said, “This response for the Carens has created a never before excitement in the family mover segment and it matches the excitement that our other SUVs have generated, and it is very encouraging.”


He further added “The Indian automotive industry is going through a tough phase as we face an acute shortage of semiconductors, hampering our production and hence the supply to the market. However, we hope that the shortage of chips will start improving from Q2 onwards. To curb the long delivery period on our cars, we have started the third shift at our Anantapur manufacturing facility starting March 2022. We are proud that our customers’ trust remains undeterred in these challenging times, helping us carve a niche in the Indian automotive market. We assure our patrons that we are working around the clock with our suppliers and partners to reduce the waiting period for the Carens and other models.”


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