Kia Motors posts global sales of 243,947 vehicles in September
In September, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in the North America (20.1% growth with 55,762 units sold), domestic Korean market (16.6% growth with 45,010 units sold) and Europe* (7.2% growth with 58,560 units sold).
Cumulatively through the first nine months of 2015, Kia's global sales totalled 2,125,845 units for a -1.4% year-on-year decrease. Korea (377,534 units sold) and North America (529,674 units sold) have seen a 12.5% and 5.7% rise in sales, respectively, through September 2015.
Kia's bestselling model in overseas markets during September 2015 was the B-segment Rio (known as 'K2' in China) with 43,079 units sold. The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 36,262 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 22,336, 21,902 and 19,306 units sold, respectively.
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Michael ChooGM-International PRKorea, Republicmjc@kia.com+82-2-3464-5663