Korean automaker Kia Motors has completed a year of operations in the India market. Its debut with the Seltos midsize SUV in August 2019 was followed by the launch of the Carnival premium MPV earlier this year. Now, the company is now gearing up for its entry into the compact SUV segment with the Sonet.

In continuation of its current strategy, Kia has revealed that it is looking to limit its future plans to just the utility vehicle (UV) segment and stay out of the small car market altogether in India. Read on, as we take a closer look.


  • Hatchbacks and sedans not on the cards for Kia’s India portfolio.
  • A third of Kia’s India production capacity to be reserved for SUV exports. 
  • Kia eying the MPV segment with innovative products.

No plans for hatchbacks and sedans

Though hatchbacks and sedans still make up for a majority of the four-wheeler purchases in the…

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