Hyderabad, Aug 3, 2019: Vihaan Auto, the official dealer partner for Kia Motors India, the world’s 8th largest automaker, unveiled Kia Seltos at Hyderabad.
This showcase will be followed by test drives for all customers for experiencing the car. Vihaan Auto established its footprint in Hyderabad, with the launch of its much-awaited dealership and world class service facility with Vihaan Auto. The 8000 square feet state-of-the-art dealership will house highly trained sales and service personnel to ensure highest levels of sales and after-sales services to the valued Kia customers.
Mr. Manohar Bhat, Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing, says, “We are extremely happy to partner with Vihaan Auto under the leadership of Mr Suneel Vadlamudi that is establishing our initial footprint in Kukatpally- the city of Hyderabad. This region is a key market for premium cars and SUVs, and we are confident that Kia Seltos will be a game-changer in this segment. We are equipped with the biggest network for a new entrant with 265 touch points across 160 cities, Kia aims to reach out to every customer and provide the best possible care for them even in the remotest corners of the country.” He added, “Kia Motors oozes contemporary and stylish design language to make sure that the customer feels this luxury with ease. We have a great product and now to show our care for the customers, we are prepared to provide a world-class vehicle maintenance and repair services with availability of spare parts across the country. Entering India as a global premium brand, we understand the expectations of the customers, so we are prepared to ensure optimum service quality and customer satisfaction. “
Mr. Suneel Vadlamudi, DealerPartner of Kia Motors India hailing from Hyderabad believes, “We are excited to be introducing Kia cars in our market. Our association so far has been nothing but exceptional therefore, we have full confidence in Kia and the upcoming bold and badass- Seltos. Kia cars represent futuristic technology and features, and we are sure, the Seltos will generate high demand in the Indian market.”
The 256 touchpoints will be operated by authorized Kia dealer partners and will ensure state of art experience for sales and aftersales through IOT (Internet of Things) technology. To further ease the process of scheduling a service appointment, Kia Motors India will leverage IOT via its Kia Link App which will notify the customers about an upcoming/service due reminder to guarantee and keep intact the vehicle performance and life. The Kia Link App would allow the customers to make an appointment at their preferred dealer managed by the Dealer Management System (DMS) with remarks of the problems in the car, and other array of features and services, eliminating the paperwork and saving time.
In order to provide a hassle-free experience of owning a Kia, the automaker has signed an MoU with 8 leading banks of India to provide tailor-made financing solutions with attractive offers to the customers that will enhance the Kia’s penetration in the region.
Staying true to its brand philosophy of ‘The Power to Surprise,’ the Kia Seltos comes not only with segment first and India first features but also with world first features too. The Kia Seltos is the first car in the segment with a heads-up-display to ensure the customer's full attention remains on the road.
The Vehicle boasts hi-tech sound mood lamp that changes the lighting based on the driver's mood, a rear share curtain to keep the rear occupants protected from the harsh rays, a surround view monitor to tackle every blind spot. Seltos also provides a concierge service on the go from its proprietary UVO app, POI push to car, air purifier on and off and comes equipped with dedicated SOS, RSA and UVO buttons on the IRVM to alert the assistance services in case of emergency. Kia Seltos comes with class leading safety features, that can disrupt the segment and create a niche for itself. Kia Seltos comes equipped with Smartstream, a third generation BSVI powertrain developed for high efficiency and powerful performance.
The Seltos has already gathered record-breaking 6046 bookings on the first day itself and we are still accepting bookings for a token amount of INR 25,000 and the company is prepared to handle excess demand. Further to this, Kia plans to expand its portfolio by launching a new car in every six to nine months, lining at least 5 vehicles by 2021.