Kia Motors has launched its dedicated India website, as part of its plans to enter the Indian market in the near future. The company had already officially announced its upcoming India debut in April this year. The Indian website appears to be the first big step taken by the Korean automaker in its Indian journey.
Kia, which is essentially a sister company of India’s second largest carmaker – Hyundai, will be operating in India as an independent entity. As a result, it will have its own dedicated sales and service network as well as a manufacturing facility.
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Kia Motors India has already started accepting applications for authorized dealerships as well as job openings. The company will also be organising multiple road shows across the country, through which it is aiming to attract prospective dealership partners. During these road shows, potential dealership investors will be able to contact with higher executives and officials from Kia Motors and will get an idea about the company’s future plans in India as well as the car line-up it is hoping to bring into the country.
Kia has already received approvals for starting construction of its dedicated production facility in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh. The company is expected to start construction process by the end of this year, with the first car rolling off the assembly lines sometime in 2019.