Published on September 11th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Kia Sees Global Sales Rise in August
Kia Motors Corporation announced today its August 2016 global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 224,533 units sold. This figure represents a 4.8% year-on-year increase compared to the same month of 2015.
In August, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China (59.2% growth with 43,091 units sold), Western Europe (16.1% growth with 26,820 units sold) and general markets (3.3% growth with 42,555 units sold).
Cumulatively through the first eight months of 2016, Kia’s global sales totalled 1,938,113 units for a year-on-year increase of 3.0%. Western Europe (293,371 units sold), Korea (358,160 units sold), North America (492,007 units sold) and China (376,530 units sold) have seen a 14.7%, 7.7% 3.8% and 1.2% rise in sales, respectively.
Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during August 2016 was the Sportage compact CUV with 37,400 units sold. The B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) was the second best seller with 33,762 units sold, while the C-segment Cerato (Known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Optima midsized sedan and Soul urban crossover followed with 30,399, 19,804 and 16,635 units sold, respectively.