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Old 12th October 2019, 12:46   #1
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Default Kia begins exporting made-in-India cars, ships 471 Seltos SUVs

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Chennai Port Trust signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Kia Motors India and its logistic partner Glovis India for the export of cars through Chennai Port. (Photo: Chennai Port Trust)
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It is understood that the destination of the exported SUVs is South America. Details of the shipment have yet to be received and Autocar Professional's recent emails to both Kia Motors India and Chennai Port Trust were yet to elicit a response. Other export markets on the cards for the company are the Middle East and South Asian countries.

On September 5, Chennai Port Trust had signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Kia Motors India and its logistic partner Glovis India Anantpur Pvt Ltd for the export of cars through Chennai Port. The agreement, which is valid till 2029, was signed by Mukesh Balani, Traffic Manager and Jong Soo Kim, Chief Operating Officer, Kia Motors in the presence of P Raveendran, chairman; Cyril C George, deputy chairman; M M Parthiban, Principal Commissioner of Customs and Jim Young Kim, managing director, Glovis.

Chennai Port is offering tailor-made facilities and concessional benefits for the export of vehicles to Kia Motors India, which will exclusively use Chennai Port for this purpose. It is understood that around 30 percent of the production from its Anantpur facility would constitute exports.
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That's good to know. Some of these MNC's are doing very well by exporting cars abroad, making India as their base. This indemnifies them to some extent from the local market uncertainities, generates jobs, earns precious foreign exchange and reaffirms the product quality. The last point about "product quality" is though debatable as exports of cars to many countries are commensurate with their much higher safety and stringent emission requirements.

That a total of 30 % of the Kia products from Anantpur are earmarked for exports should be very good news. The Kia Seltos is receiving good reviews here and it is hoped that they will maintain the expected quality levels, backed by very good customer care.
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