My thoughts on all things motoring, press releases, reviews & techie stuff, from around the world.
Please note that the pictures of vehicles within this blog are used as examples of the specific press releases, on occasions, due to the lack of available official pictures, examples are re-produced.
ANY AND ALL PROFANITIES WILL BE REMOVED AND THE PERSON/S RESPONSIBLE WILL BE BANNED, NO EXCEPTIONS.
I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
UK SALES JANUARY - KIA - The Korean giant posts an all time record for the month.
Record January sales of 7,661
Sportage returns to Top Ten sellers
Kia rank eighth overall
Continuing high customer demand and a new year SUV special sales event helped Kia set a new all-time January sales record of 7,661 – taking the brand to eighth in the UK new car sales charts.
With 3,063 Sportage models delivered to customers during the month Kia enjoyed its best-ever start to a new year and the must-have SUV re-entered the SMMT’s Top Ten best-seller charts.
The January perform captured a 4.39 per cent share of the Januance was 51 per cent up on January in 2016 – itself one of Kia’s best-ever January numbers. In January 2016 Kia delivered 5,066 new cars to customers for a 2.99 per cent market share.
Paul Philpott, Kia Motors (UK) Limited President and Chief Executive said: “This is a stunning performance by our dealers and reflects the continuing confidence and desire amongst our amazing growing family of customers.
“Our special SUV event saw demand for all our multi-purpose models such as Sportage, Sorento, Niro and Soul increase and this has given us a very positive start to 2017. We still expect some challenges this year – not least when the VED regulations change in April, but this level of demand shows our customers recognise the style, quality and affordability that Kia represents,” he added.