Kia Motors Posts 5.9% Global Sales Growth in August

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224,988 Kia vehicles sold globally in August for 5.9% year-on-year gain. Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets for month of August was B-segment Rio (K2) with 36,587 units sold.

Kia Motors Corporation has announced its global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles for August 2013, recording a total of 224,988 units sold. This figure represents a 5.9% year-on-year increase.

In August, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in Korea, China, North America and Europe of 21.6% (39,000 units sold); 13.1% (42,778 units sold); 3.1% (59,527 units sold) and 1.4% (41,545 units sold), respectively. Meanwhile, August sales in General Markets* decreased by 3.8% (42,138 units sold). Cumulatively thus far in 2013, Kia’s global sales have increased by 2.9% year-on-year to reach 1,840,786 units.

Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets for the month of August was the B-segment Kia Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) with 36,587 units sold. The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 30,237 units delivered, while the C-segment Cerato (known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Optima D-segment sedan and Sorento mid-size CUV followed with 29,497, 23,125 and 18,127 units sold, respectively.

Editor’s notes:

  • ‘General markets’ include the regions of Central and South America, the Caribbean, Asia (excluding China and Korea), the Pacific, Middle East and Africa. ‘Europe’ includes both Western and Eastern European markets.

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