Kia Motors posts 5.4% rise in global sales in July
Kia Motors Corporation announced today its July 2016 global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 242,758 units sold. This figure represents a 5.4% year-on-year increase compared to the same month of 2015.
In July, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China (34.3% growth with 41,705 units sold), Western Europe (13.6% growth with 36,591 units sold) and North America (7.2% growth with 66,496 units sold).
Cumulatively through the first seven months of 2016, Kia’s global sales totalled 1,713,580 units for a year-on-year increase of 2.8%. Western Europe (266,551 units sold), Korea (320,757 units sold) and North America (431,141 units sold) have seen a 14.6%, 10.3% and 5.5% rise in sales, respectively.
Kia's bestselling model in overseas markets during July 2016 was the Sportage compact CUV with 44,792 units sold. The B-segment Rio (known as 'K2' in China) was the second best seller with 35,307 units sold, while the C-segment Cerato (Known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Soul urban crossover and Optima midsized sedan followed with 31,569, 17,243 and 15,826 units sold, respectively.
Kia Motors Corporation is a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart. It was founded in 1944 and is Korea's oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. As part of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Kia aims to become one of the world's premier automotive brands.
Kia Motors produce over 1.5 million vehicles a year in 13 manufacturing and assembly operations in eight countries which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering 172 countries.
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