|Kia Motors Posts 2.3% Global Sales Growth in July||13-08-08|
- 232,039 Kia vehicles sold globally in July for 2.3% year-on-year gain
- Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets for month of July was B-segment Rio (K2) with 38,295 units sold
(SEOUL) August 8, 2013 – Kia Motors Corporation announced today its global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles for July 2013, recording a total of 232,039 units sold. This figure represents a 2.3% year-on-year increase.
In July, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China, Korea and North America of 15.9% (40,794 units sold); 3.0% (41,500 units sold) and 1.5% (56,620 units sold), respectively. Meanwhile, July sales in General Markets* and Europe* decreased by 4.6% (43,342 units sold) and 0.6% (49,783 units sold), correspondingly. Cumulatively thus far in 2013, Kia’s global sales have increased by 2.5% year-on-year to reach 1,615,798 units.
Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets for the month of July was the B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) with 38,295 units sold. The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 30,465 units delivered, while the C-segment Cerato (known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Optima D-segment sedan and Sorento mid-size CUV followed with 30,171, 21,922 and 17,512 units sold, respectively.
* ‘General markets’ include the regions of Central and South America, the Caribbean, Asia (excluding China and Korea), the Pacific, Middle East and Africa. ‘Europe’ includes both Western and Eastern European markets.
Kia Motors Corporation (www.kia.com) – a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart – was founded in 1944 and is Korea's oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. Over 2.7 million Kia vehicles a year are produced in nine manufacturing and assembly operations in five countries which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering around 150 countries. Kia today has over 47,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of US$42 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Open and an official automotive partner of FIFA – the governing body of the FIFA World Cup™. Kia Motors Corporation's brand slogan – "The Power to Surprise" – represents the company's global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting and inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.
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