- Global sales reach 263,854 units in October for 4.9% year-on-year growth
- Kia records monthly year-on-year sales growth in China (23%), Western Europe (8.5%), Eastern Europe (7.2%) and General Market (7.1%) in October
- Kia’s best-selling car in overseas markets in September was the Sportage compact CUV
(SEOUL) November 7, 2016 – Kia Motors Corporation announced today its October 2016 global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 263,854 units sold. This figure represents a 4.9% year-on-year increase compared to the same month of 2015.
In October, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China (23% growth with 71,209 units sold), Western Europe (8.5% growth with 35,544 units sold), Eastern Europe (7.2% growth with 17,346 units sold) and general markets* (7.1% growth with 44,903 units sold).
Cumulatively through the first ten months of 2016, Kia’s global sales totalled 2,454,554 units for a year-on-year increase of 3.3%. Western Europe (373,615 units sold), China (504,058 units sold), North America (602,663 units sold) and Korea (436,494 units sold) have seen a 13.8%, 6.1%, 2.9% and 2.9% rise in sales, respectively.
Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during October 2016 was the Sportage compact CUV with 43,322 units sold. The B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) was the second best seller with 42,964 units sold, while the C-segment Cerato (Known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Optima midsized sedan and Soul urban crossover followed with 40,771, 23,513 and 17,517 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.
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