Kia Motors will introduce luxury MPV Carnival at the Auto Expo in February followed by a compact SUV later in the year.
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South Korean automaker Kia Motors plans to keep rolling out new models at regular intervals in India as it aims to fully utilise its current installed production capacity of 3 lakh units by March 2022, a senior company official said. The company, which has got to a flying start in the country with its first product Seltos, aims to bring in two more models this year. It will drive in luxury multi-purpose vehicle Carnival at Auto Expo, followed by a compact SUV later during the year. Similarly, the company would also look at bringing in two more products next year as well.
“We have already stated that we will keep introducing a new model every six months. Our first goal right now is to fully exhaust the installed production capacity,” Kia Motors India Head Marketing and Sales Manohar Bhat told PTI here. It should take around 4-5 models from the company’s stables to achieve the target in 2022, he added. Kia Motors’ manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh has an installed production capacity to roll out 3 lakh units per annum on a three-shift basis. The company is currently running two shifts at the plant.