Kia Carens, Seltos, and Sonet maintenance costs now lowest in segments: Report |


Kia's popular models like Carens, seltosAnd sonnetAccording to Frost & Sullivan, cars have emerged with significantly lower TCO than other market competitors. total cost of ownership Benchmark analysis.
kia carens: up to 26 percent less maintenance cost
According to the research, Kia Carens has emerged as a standout performer in the family mover segment maintenance costs Well below segment average.
Maintenance costs for both petrol and diesel variants of the Car are 21 per cent and 26 per cent lower respectively. In particular, diesel models not only excel in cost efficiency, but also feature All time low acquisition costs. The Carens MPV is priced at Rs 1.45 lakh ex-showroom and is offered with two engine options – a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel motor.

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Kia Seltos: Maintenance costs reduced by up to 17 percent
Similarly, the maintenance cost of the petrol variant of Seltos was found to be 17 percent lower than the industry average. Additionally, the maintenance costs of the diesel variants of the Seltos are among the lowest compared to other competitors.
In terms of total cost of ownership (TCO), the Seltos has taken the top position, with the second best TCO for its diesel variant and the third best TCO for its petrol variant.
Under the hood, the new Seltos gets the familiar 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine. Additionally, there is a new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine that produces 160 hp and 253 Nm of torque. Kia Seltos is priced at Rs 10.89 lakh, ex-showroom.
Kia Sonet: Up to 16 percent lower maintenance costs
On the other hand, the Sonet compact SUV offers both petrol and diesel variants and maintenance costs are 16 percent and 14 percent lower than the segment average, respectively.
The Sonet petrol lineup includes a 1.2-litre NA engine, a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine producing 100 hp and 240 Nm. The price of this model starts from Rs 7.99 lakh, ex-showroom.

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