Kia Motors Global Sales Up 1.6% through First Ten Months of 2013
In October, Kia posted a year-on-year sales increase in Europe* of 4.1% (51,203 units sold) along with positive gains in China of 1.3% (48,116 units sold). China also experienced the highest cumulative gain to date in 2013 of 16.6% (470,651 units sold), followed by Europe with 3.1% (497,119 units sold).
Kia's bestselling model in overseas markets for the month of October was the B-segment Rio (known as 'K2' in China) with 38,174 units sold. The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 34,353 units delivered, while the C-segment Cerato (known as 'Forte' in some markets), Optima D-segment sedan and the mid-size Sorento CUV followed with 29,421, 19,058 and 15,223 units sold, respectively.