Thursday, 13 October 2016
WORLDWIDE SALES - Kia announces global sales growing again with a 3.5% Year on Year sales increase.
Kia Motors Corporation announced its September 2016 global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars and commercial vehicles today, recording a total of 252,586 units sold. This figure represents a 3.5 per cent year-on-year increase compared to the same month of 2015.
In September, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China (24.5per cent growth with 56,318 units sold), Western Europe (11.8per cent growth with 44,700 units sold) and general markets* (6.6per cent growth with 41,978 units sold).
Cumulatively through the first nine months of 2016, Kia’s global sales totalled 2,190,700 units for a year-on-year increase of 3.1 per cent. Western Europe (338,071 units sold), Korea (396,460 units sold), China (432,849 units sold) and North America (547,845 units sold) have seen a 14.3 per cent, 5.0 per cent, 3.7 per cent and 3.4 per cent rise in sales, respectively.
Kia's bestselling model in overseas markets during September 2016was the Sportage compact SUV with 42,864 units sold. The B-segment Rio was the second best seller with 39,215 units sold, while the C-segment Cerato (Known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Optima midsized sedan and Soul urban crossoverfollowed with 36,092, 19,871 and 16,468 units sold, respectively.