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Kia Motors' official dealer partner, PPS Kia, unveiled the Kia Seltos at Bengaluru. This unveiling will be followed by test drives open to everyone so that they get a chance to experience the all new Seltos.
PPS Kia is based out of Mysore Road, Bengaluru, and they have a 25,000 square feet state-of-the-art showroom that house highly trained sales and service personnel. Kia Motors wants customers to experience the highest levels of sales and after-sales services.
Mr Manohar Bhat, Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing, said, "We are extremely happy to partner with PPS dealership under the leadership of Mr. Rajiv Sanghvi that is establishing our initial footprint in PPS Kia in the city of Bengaluru."
"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.
He also said, "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," he added in closing.
Mr. Rajiv Sanghvi, Executive Director, PPS Kia, said, "Kia is globally rated amongst the best in product quality and with their design and best in class features the response which we have received from our customers for the Seltos even before the price is announced has been overwhelming."
"We are very excited to partner with Kia Motors and we are sure that with their best in class product and our deep understanding of customers will create a best in class customer experience," he added.
The company has 256 touch points that will be operated by authorized Kia dealer partners and they will offer digital experiences for sales and after sales via the (IOT) Internet of Things technology.
In order to ease the process of scheduling a service appointment, Kia Motors India will use the Internet of Things tech via its Kia Link App. The app will notify customers about an upcoming and service due reminder. The idea behind this is to guarantee, and keep vehicle performance and life at a maximum.
The Kia Link App will allow for customers to make an appointment at their preferred dealer and also leave notes and remarks of problems with the car. The app also hosts an array of features and services that eliminate the need for paperwork.
Kia Motors have also signed a (MoU) Memorandum of Understanding with eight leading banks in the country in order to provide a hassle-free experience of owning a Kia. The banks will offer tailor-made financing solutions for customers.
Staying true to its brand philosophy of ‘The Power to Surprise,' the Kia Seltos comes loaded with segment first features, India-first features, and also world-first features. The Kia Seltos is the first car in the segment that features a (HUD) Heads-up-Display to ensure that the driver's full attention stays on the road.
The all new Kia Seltos features a hi-tech sound mood lamp that changes cabin lighting based on the driver's mood. The SUV also features a rear share curtain, and a surround view monitor to tackle every blind spot.
The Seltos also features a concierge service on the go via it's proprietary UVO app, POI push to car, an air purifier that can be turned on and off, dedicated SOS, RSA and UVO buttons on the IRVM to alert emergency services should the need arise.
The all new Kia Seltos comes with class leading safety features that will disrupt the segment and create a niche for itself. The SUV is equipped with Smartstream, a third generation BS-VI powertrain developed for high efficiency and powerful performance.
The Seltos has already set a record-breaking number of bookings on the first day. The numbers stand at 6,046 bookings. The company is still taking bookings for the vehicle for a token amount of Rs 25,000. Kia Motors say they are ready to handle any demand that comes their way. In addition, Kia plans to expand its portfolio by launching a new car every six to nine months, with at least five vehicles by 2021.
Thoughts About The PPS Kia Unveiling The Seltos
Kia is here and they're making their presence felt. Unveiling a car is a big moment for any manufacturer and Kia seem to have got it right. The Seltos itself is set to be a game changer in the segment and we're waiting to see how it performs. In related news, Drivespark is testing the Seltos over the next two days so stay tuned. We will bring you all the updates we can.