• 09-FEB-2015

Kia Motors global sales down by 2.0% in January

Kia Motors Corporation announced today its January 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 212,327 units sold. This figure represents a 2.0% year-on-year decrease compared to the same month of 2014.

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.