On September 9, Thaco (Truong Hai Auto Company) introduces the Kia Seltos passenger car produced in Chu Lai, Quang Nam province under the witness of South Korean experts and provincial leaders.
Kia Seltos, Telluride and Sorento were three first SUVs of the new generation to be introduced by Kia Motors to customers around the globe. Kia Seltos quickly becomes the best-selling car in the South Korean and Indian markets.
Thaco officially introduced Kia Seltos to Vietnamese customers on July 22, 2020 (3 versions of Deluxe, Luxury and Premium with 9 colors). The model is modern, powerful, sporty, technology-based and fashionable. Kia Seltos is designed with the 1.4L Turbo engine.
There have been more than 2,000 purchase contracts after 10 days of its launch in Vietnam. It is an impressive number, breaking the record of previous Kia passenger cars in the Vietnamese market.
Since 2007 (when Kia Motors and Thaco signed the cooperation of technology transfer and distribution of Kia passenger cars), Thaco has produced and marketed more than 200,000 Kia passenger cars.
According to Thaco Deputy General Director Nguyen Quang Bao, the Kia brand plays an important role in Thaco's success today. Thaco continues to improve its product quality, increase localization rate, reduce the price and export cars to ASEAN countries.
Therefore, Thaco has expanded and upgraded the Thaco Kia factory in Chu Lai. The factory (being put into operation in September 2019) with a capacity of 50,000 vehicles per year is capable of producing new-generation Kia cars with the same quality as its kind produced in Korea.
Taking part in the event, Vice Chairman of the Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee Ho Quang Buu said Quang Nam authority committed to supporting and accompanying with Thaco and other businesses in the locality for their success in investment.