Kia Motors global sales down by 2.0% in January
In January, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in the domestic Korea market (8.2% growth with 36,802 units sold) and North America (2.7% growth with 42,003 units sold), while Europe*, general markets* and China experienced year-on-year decreases in January of 3.8% (37,588 units sold), 5.6% (37,934 units sold) and 7.1% (58,000 units sold), respectively.
Kia's bestselling model in overseas markets during January 2015 was the C-segment Cerato (known as 'Forte' or 'K3' in some markets) with 34,435 units sold. The B-segment Rio (known as 'K2' in China) was the second best seller with 34,205 units sold, while the Sportage compact CUV, Optima D-segment sedan and mid-size Sorento CUV followed with 29,432, 15,348 and 13,358 units sold, respectively.
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Michael ChooGM-International PRKorea, Republicmjc@kia.com+82-2-3464-5663