South Korean automobile company Kia has recalled more than 30,000 units of its utility vehicle Carens. The company stated that the reason behind the recall is the need to update the software. Kia had launched the Carens MPV last year, and this is the second time the company has recalled it.
According to a media report, 30,297 units of Carens have been recalled. The company mentioned that the manufacturing of these units took place between September of the previous year and February of this year. Kia had previously recalled over 4,000 units of Carens last year to address software-related issues. Carens is one of the best-selling models for the company in India. Kia sold 4,612 units of Carens last month. Prior to this, a luxury variant of the vehicle was launched, which is available only in automatic transmission versions with both petrol and diesel engine options.
The sales of Kia’s Seltos SUV have crossed five lakh units in India. The company claims that this is the fastest-selling SUV in the country. It competes with SUVs like Hyundai’s Creta and Maruti Suzuki’s Grand Vitara.
For the past four years, Seltos has been the highest-selling model for Kia in the country. It holds over 50% market share in the company’s sales. It was launched nearly four years ago. Kia manufactures it in its factory located in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. It is also the highest-exported model for the company in international markets. The company has exported over 1.35 lakh units of Seltos from the country to several countries. Tae-jin Park, the Managing Director and CEO of Kia in India, had mentioned that the sales of Seltos remained at 27,159 units in the first quarter of the current year. The company has two electric vehicle models in the country. It had also announced an investment of around $22 billion to launch 14 electric vehicles in international markets, some of which are planned to be launched in the country.