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Kia India sets up 240kWh DC fast charger in Kochi

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Kia India inaugurated a 240kWh DC fast charger for electric passenger vehicles at its Kochi dealership. Kia customers can access the fast-charger just by paying per usage.

The company says it will also accommodate the charging needs of EVs from other OEMs at these fast-charging stations. Further building on the recent launch of Gurgaon’s fastest 150kWh charger for passenger cars in July 2022, this is an additional initiative.

Myung-Sik Sohn, Chief Sales Officer, Kia India said, “We are in the process of setting up more charging stations at our EV dealerships across the country, ensuring superior customer experience and reducing the issue of charging time and range anxiety that usually follows EV customers.”

The Korean automaker recently launched its first fully electric car the Kia EV6 in India, which is based on the electric-global modular platform (E-GMP) and features Kia’s ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy. Kia EV6 offers a claimed range of 528km on a full charge. The EV6 can be charged 10-80 percent in as little as 18 minutes using a 350 kW charger.
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Kia India enters used Car business with ‘Kia CPO’, first customers of these 14 cities will be able to buy the car

Kia India in Used car Business: Automobile company Kia India has entered into the business of certified old vehicles (second hand). To increase the business, the company has planned to open 30 sales centers by the end of this year. Kia said in a statement on Tuesday that its certified old car ie 'second hand' vehicle business 'Kia CPO' (KIA CPO) aims to provide a different experience to customers. According to language news, it will be like buying a new car. Under this, they will have the facility to sell or buy old vehicles and get another vehicle by changing the old car. Customers will also get the facility of ownership transfer and loan for this.
Trying to change customer perception
According to the news, Myung-Sik Son, Chief Sales Officer (Chief Sales Officer) of Kia India said that we want to give a new look to the system for the used car market with Kia CPO. Currently, Indian customers have limited access to accurate and verified information on used vehicles. We want to change this perception. He said that we have noticed that one-third of the customers of Kia's new car are those who are willing to take the company's car instead of the old vehicle. Our aim is to help them through this new business of ours.

KIA first opened sales center in these 14 cities

Kia said that it plans to aggressively pursue the used car business (Kia India in Used car). For this, the company will open 30 sales centers by the end of the year. The company has already opened 15 sales centers in 14 cities - National Capital Region Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Cochin, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Amritsar, Nashik, Baroda, Kannur and Malappuram.

Many big companies are also in this business
In the second hand car market, big companies like Maruti Suzuki by the name of True Value, Mahindra & Mahindra by the name of Mahindra First Choice, Hyundai Motor by the name of Hyundai Promise are already present in the market. The second hand car market in India (Kia India second hand car market) is also huge. These companies are providing better platforms to the customers for better such cars.

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Kia India achieves 1 million production milestone within four years: Seltos best-selling SUV

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Kia India has rolled out the 1 millionth vehicle, the new Seltos facelift, from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The Indian subsidiary of this South Korean carmaker achieved the 1 million production milestone within four years of commencing its operations which makes Kia the fastest carmaker in India to achieve this landmark.

Kia made its entry into the Indian market with the launch of the Seltos mid-size SUV in August 2019 and it set the sales chart on fire. The Seltos became one of India’s best-selling SUVs and over 5 lakh units were sold in a record time of 46 months. Kia India’s portfolio also includes the Sonet sub-compact SUV, Carens MPV, Carnival premium MPV (now discontinued) and EV6 luxury electric crossover.

The company’s 1 millionth vehicle to be rolled out from the Anantapur facility is a brand new Kia Seltos facelift. It marks the production commencement of the facelifted Kia Seltos which recently made its India debut and its prices will be announced next month. The ceremony was graced by the presence of esteemed guests from the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Kia’s official dignitaries.

Unveiling the 1 millionth car, Tae-Jin Park, Managing Director and CEO, Kia India, said, “This is a big moment for us, our employees, and our partners who have lived and supported our journey and helped us in making Kia an integral part of Indian consumer’s lives today. We are extremely grateful for their support and the love of our customers. We will remain dedicated to driving innovation, pushing boundaries, and shaping the future of mobility in India.”

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Kia India has unveiled K-Charge, an initiative in the 'MyKia' app that allows users to discover over 1,000 EV charging stations nationwide. Kia is also extending access to this charging network to non-Kia customers.
  • Kia has collaborated with 5 charging point operators: Statiq, ChargeZone, Relux Electric, Lion Charge, and E-Fill charging operators to enable this initiative.
  • Kia has also partnered with Relux Electric to offer its customers 3 months of free charging through their charging stations. Integrating these CPOs on the 'MyKia' app is done by NumoCity Technologies.
  • The users can view and locate the charging station through an interactive map by MapMyIndia, check availability of charging slots, locate one based on preferences and pay through wallet within the app.
  • Through 'EV for All' vision, which encompasses the K-Charge initiative, Kia aims to achieve annual sales target of one million EVs by 2026 and expand that to 1.6 million units annually by 2030.
  • The company has scheduled to launch various long-range BEVs as well as global EV models in India along with a locally manufactured EV in the RV body style by 2030.
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Kia to launch three new cars, SUVs in 2024

Kia is gearing up to launch three new models in the country by the end of 2024, and will also showcase a new sub-4-metre model for India before the year is out. The carmaker will reveal the price of the refreshed Sonet compact SUV, bring in its flagship EV9 EV and launch the new-gen Carnival MPV in the country. Here are the most important details.

Kia Sonet facelift

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Price: Rs 8 lakh-15 lakh
Launch: January 2024
Engine: 1.2 petrol, 1.0 turbo-petrol, 1.5 diesel


Bookings for the Sonet facelift began recently, a few days after its global debut. While the three engine options continue unchanged – along with manual, iMT and automatic transmission options – the diesel-manual version has made a comeback. For 2024, the Sonet is better equipped to take on the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Nissan Magnite and other compact SUVs, with feature additions such as a Level 1 ADAS, a new 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, and minor interior and exterior changes. Expect Kia Sonet facelift prices to exceed the outgoing model by a decent amount.

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Kia India has announced the appointment of Gwanggu Lee as the new Managing Director and CEO, with immediate effect. He will be the 3rd Managing Director and CEO of Kia India.
  • Gwanggu Lee succeeds Kook Hyun Shim and Tae Jin Park. Tae Jin Park is retiring after his remarkable 36-year journey with Kia Corporation and 4 years stint with Kia India.
  • Lee has held leadership positions in various capacities in both developed and developing economies, including US, Canada, Italy, Mexico, Kia Headquarters in Central and South America, and Germany.
  • His recent role as President at Kia Mexico played a pivotal role in the company's substantial growth and establishment as a production and export hub.
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