Hendy Kia helps deliver best full year performance for Kia

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Hendy Kia has helped deliver Kia’s best ever UK annual sales performance with two months of the year still to go.

This performance shows how Hampshire’s motorists are continuing to turn to Kia and its range of stylish, top-quality cars. We have a lot of pride in the fact that we are part of a dealer network that keeps surpassing past performances.

Hendy Kia has helped deliver Kia’s best ever UK annual sales performance with two months of the year still to go. With the UK year-to-date sales already exceeding the previous best full year performance of 2010 Kia is set to build a high target for 2013. 2012 has seen records fall in a crescendo effect for Kia, all leading to this achievement of setting its finest year.

Sales in October were 12.4 per cent up on the same month last year whilst the year-to-date sales are currently a staggering 21.5 per cent up from 2011. Kia’s market share has also continued to grow with a total year-to-date share of 3.26 per cent, up from 2.82 per cent at the same time last year showing the continued presence Kia have in the UK new car market.

Mark Busby, New Car Sales Director, Hendy Kia said: “It has been a fantastic year for us and this performance shows how Hampshire’s motorists are continuing to turn to Kia and its range of stylish, top-quality cars. We have a lot of pride in the fact that we are part of a dealer network that keeps surpassing past performances.

“We are committed to providing our customers with an outstanding experience; this is matched by Kia’s engineers and design team under Peter Schreyer to put a remarkable range of vehicles with a clear increased appeal in front of a demanding audience.” He added.

Hendy Kia is also delighted to announce to Hampshire that the all-new Picanto ‘City’ has arrived onto its forecourt. Picanto ‘City’ is the latest model to grace the ‘Originals’ collection, the stylish and flexible Picanto ‘City’ is expected to help Kia continue with its year of breaking records.

For more information about the Kia Picanto 'City' or any other Kia models, please contact your local Hendy Kia branch:

Hendy Kia Eastleigh on 02380 271271 or visit the showroom at Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9PT

Hendy Kia Portsmouth on 02392 322900 or visit the showroom at Southampton Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 4RW

Information for Editors:

Hendy Group Ltd
Chandlers Ford Industrial Estate
School Lane
Eastleigh
Hampshire
United Kingdom
SO53 4DG

Telephone: 023 8027 1271
Fax: 023 8062 7539

Hendy Group Ltd is a premier family motor group with in excess of 20 premises stretching across Southern England from Devon to West Sussex.

Hendy holds Ford, Mazda, Kia and Honda franchises, plus Ford and Iveco van and truck franchises. The company handles all aspects including sales, servicing, parts, hire, accident repairs and Rapid Fit centres. Specialist operations include Liquid Petroleum Gas conversions, engine dynamometer testing, fuel injection testing and repairs, as well as engine sales to the construction and marine industries.

Hendy was founded in 1852 and whilst having grown to a company of significant geographical and economic size, the Hendy Group remains a closely-knit family concern. Currently, both the Chairman and Deputy Chairman are great-grandsons of the company founder F.A. Hendy, with the next generation of sons and daughters within the company structure ensuring the continuity of the family business.

Throughout the company's history, the Hendy family can be said to have followed good business practice - grasping opportunities as they've appeared, reviewing operations in order to remain efficient and keeping up with manufacturers' changing demands. Above all, the Hendy family has always been careful to continue to meet the needs of customers, ensuring that they enjoy the best service and attention at all times.

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