• 11-JAN-2013

Kia Motors Ends 2012 with 9.3% Increase in Global Sales

Kia Motors Corporation announced today that its global sales for passenger cars (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants), recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles for 2012 reached an all-time high of 2,710,017 units, reinforcing Kia's position as one of the world's fastest growing automakers. This figure represents an annual year-on-year increase of 9.3% and marks the first time in the company's history that it has eclipsed the 2.7 million unit sales mark.

By region, Kia posted year-on-year sales growth in Europe* (571,033 units, a 19.5% year-on-year increase), North America (635,399 units sold, a 15.4% year-on-year increase), China (512,167 units, an 11% year-on-year increase), and general markets** (509,358 units sold, a 2.7% year-on-year increase). Kia posted sales of 482,060 units in its home market of Korea for a 2.2% year-on-year decrease.