August 2019 \ Business & Investment \ BUSINESS AND GOVERNANCE
Seltos rolls out of Kia Motors’ India plant

Seltos, the first car manufactured for India ...

Seltos, the first car manufactured for India by South Korean auto major Kia Motors, rolled out of its plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district in August. The world’s eighth largest automaker rolled out the production version of the sports utility vehicle (SUV), which will be launched on August 22.

The company announced the commencement of mass production of Seltos after testing the vehicle over 20 lakh km in different climatic conditions and some of the most challenging terrains in India. The first Kia Seltos was rolled off the assembly line by South Korea’s ambassador to India, Shin Bong-kil, and Managing Director and ChiefOfficer (CEO) at Kia Motors India, Kookhyun Shim.

“The roll-out of the first Seltos is an emotional moment for all of us, especially for the people at the plant as we worked together relentlessly to build the future of Kia Motors in India. The invaluable contribution made by the government of Andhra Pradesh has enabled us to achieve our target of manufacturing the Seltos in record time. The first Seltos is the symbol of our promise and commitment to the Indian market,” said Mr Kookhyun Shim.