Published on July 11th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Kia Posts 11.4% Rise in June Global Sales and Best-Ever 1st Half
Kia Motors Corporation announced today its June 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 268,886 units sold. This figure represents an 11.4% year-on-year increase compared to the same month of 2015.
In June, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China (17.4% growth with 45,942 units sold) the domestic Korea market (16.7% growth with 52,506 units sold), North America (15.4% growth with 70,112 units sold), Western Europe (13.9% growth with 41,412 units sold) and general markets* (0.4% growth with 43,713 units sold).
Cumulatively through the first half of 2016, Kia achieved its best-ever first half global sales of 1,470,822 units for a year-on-year increase of 2.3%. Western Europe (307,742 units sold), Korea (276,750 units sold) and North America (364,645 units sold) have seen a 14.8%, 14.1% and 5.2% rise in sales, respectively.
Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during June 2016 was the Sportage compact CUV with 50,076 units sold. The B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) was the second best seller with 40,647 units sold, while the C-segment Cerato (Known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Soul urban crossover and Sorento midsized CUV followed with 31,263, 18,432 and 16,560 units sold, respectively.