Prices for Kia Sonet, Seltos, and Carens to be hiked by up to 3% next month

This is the first time this year that Kia is hiking the prices for its offerings in India.


Key Highlights

  • Kia Sonet, Seltos, and Carens will get a fresh price hike of up to 3% next month.
  • The incremented amount will depend on the model and variant.
  • Official pricing will be revealed next month.

Kia has announced fresh price hikes across its portfolio in India. This price hike will affect Kia Sonet, Seltos, and Carens starting next month. The automaker will increase the prices for the three cars by up to 3%. It has attributed the hike to the “escalation in commodity prices and supply chain-related inputs”. This is the first time this year that Kia is hiking the prices of its cars.

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Kia Sonet, Seltos, & Carens: Fresh price hikes

The automaker has not revealed the new prices for the three cars affected by the hike yet. The 3% increase will not be applied uniformly across all models and variants. The variant-wise breakdown of prices will be available next month. Prices for Kia Sonet start at Rs 7.99 lakh and go up to Rs 15.69 lakh for the top-spec model. The compact SUV was facelifted earlier this month.


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Kia Sonet is available in three engine options – 1.2-litre petrol, 1.0-litre turbo petrol, and 1.5-litre diesel. The 1.2-litre petrol engine produces a maximum power output of 83hp and 115Nm of torque. This engine is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine on the Sonet churns out 120hp and 172Nm. It can be paired with an iMT or DCT gearbox. Lastly, the 1.5-litre diesel engine generates a maximum power output of 116hp and 250Nm of torque. This diesel engine gets the option of a manual gearbox on top of an iMT or automatic gearbox.

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Prices for the Seltos start at Rs 10.90 lakh for the base variant and go up to Rs 20.30 lakh for the top-spec variant. The midsize SUV was facelifted last year and is available in 1.5L petrol and 1.5L turbo-diesel engine options. The 1.5-litre petrol engine generates a maximum power output of 115hp and 144Nm of torque. It can be paired with a 6-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. Meanwhile, the 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine puts out 116hp and 250Nm. This engine can be paired with a 6-speed iMT or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Kia Carens X-Line launched in India at Rs 18.94 lakh

Lastly, the Carens MPV is priced from Rs 10.45 lakh to Rs 19.45 lakh. The 1.5-litre petrol engine powering the MPV produces a maximum power output of 158hp and 253Nm of torque. It can be paired with a 7-speed DCT gearbox. The diesel engine churns out 114hp and is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Commenting on the price adjustment, Mr Hardeep Singh Brar, National Head -Sales and Marketing, Kia India said, “At Kia, we consistently strive to deliver premium and technologically advanced products to our esteemed customers. However, due to the continuous increase in commodity prices, adverse exchange rate and rising input cost, we are compelled to implement a partial price hike. The company is absorbing a significant portion of the increase, allowing customers to continue driving their favourite Kia cars without a major dent in their pockets”.

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So far, Kia has sold a combined 1.16 million units in India and overseas markets. Kia Sonet has sold 395,000 units while the Seltos and Carens have surpassed 613,000 and 159,000 units respectively. The automaker plans on launching the Carnival MPV in India in the coming months.

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Utkarsh Joshi
Utkarsh Joshi
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