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Kia Motors overseas sales up 2.7% in 2013

- 2,746,643 Kia vehicles sold globally in 2013 for 1.4% year-on-year gain
- 2,288,643 vehicles sold in overseas markets in 2013 for 2.7% year-on-year gain
- Full-year sales in China, Europe and general markets post year-on-year growth of 12.7%, 3.4% and 0.8%, respectively

(SEOUL) January 10, 2014 - Kia Motors Corporation announced today its 2013 full-year 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 2,746,643 units sold. This figure represents a 1.4% cumulative year-on-year increase compared to 2012. Sales of Kia vehicles in all overseas markets climbed by 2.7% to 2,288,643 units compared to last year.

In 2013, Kia posted a year-on-year sale increase in China of 12.7% (577,386 units sold) and Europe* of 3.4% (590,210 units sold) along with a positive gain in general markets** of 0.8% (513,419 units sold).

Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during 2013 was the B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) with 470,766 units sold. The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 389,698 units delivered, while the C-segment Cerato (known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Optima D-segment sedan and mid-size Sorento CUV followed with 376,322, 255,383 and 200,891 units sold, respectively.

Editor’s notes:
*‘Europe’ includes both Western and Eastern European markets.
**‘General markets’ include the regions of Central and South America, the Caribbean, Asia (excluding China and Korea), the Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

Kia Motors Corporation ( – 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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