Kia Motors Posts Global Sales of 242,274 Vehicles in March 2018

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Published April 11th, 2018 - 06:35 GMT
Kia’s best-selling model in the overseas markets during February 2018 was the Sportage compact SUV with 41,746 units sold.
Kia’s best-selling model in the overseas markets during February 2018 was the Sportage compact SUV with 41,746 units sold.

Kia Motors Corporation announced its March 2018 global sales figures for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 242,274 units sold, increasing 3.4% from 2017.

In March, sales in Korea totaled 48,540 units, representing an increase of 1.9% compared with the same month last year. The company’s overseas sales also grew by 3.7% compared to the previous year, posting 193,734 units on strong sales of Rio (known as ‘Pride’ in Korea).

Kia’s best-selling model in the overseas markets during February 2018 was the Sportage compact SUV with 41,746 units sold. The Rio was the second best seller with 32,365 units sold, followed by the K3 compact sedan (known as ‘Forte’ in some markets) with 29,778 units sold.

The company expects to gain new momentum with All-new K900, a world class flagship sedan unveiled at 2018 New York International Auto Show.

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Kia Motors

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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