Kia Motors Global Sales Up 3.7 Percent in October
- Kia records year-on-year sales growth in North America (10.6%) and Korea (25.9%) in October
– Kia Motors Corporation announced today its October 2015 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 251,439 units sold for a year-on-year increase of 3.7%.
In October, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in North America (10.6% growth with 56,061 units sold) and domestic Korean market (25.9% growth with 46,605 units sold).
Cumulatively through the first ten months of 2015, Kia's global sales totalled 2,377,284 units for a 0.9% year-on-year decrease. Korea (424,139 units sold) and North America (585,735 units sold) have seen a 13.8% and 6.1% rise in sales, respectively, through October 2015.
Kia's bestselling model in overseas markets during October 2015 was the B-segment Rio (known as 'K2' in China) with 41,318 units sold. The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 34,924 units sold, while the C-segment Cerato (known as 'Forte' or 'K3' in some markets), Optima D-segment sedan and Soul urban crossover followed with 31,152, 25,766 and 17,845 units sold, respectively.
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Michael ChooGM-International PRKorea, Republicmjc@kia.com+82-2-3464-5663