Kia Motors posts 1.5% global sales growth in August
In August, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China and North America of 17.3% (50,162 units sold) and 3.9% (61,820 units sold), respectively.
Cumulatively, through the first eight months of 2014, Kia's global sales have increased by 3.8% year-on-year, reaching 1,910,969 units. China, North America and General Markets* have experienced cumulative gains to date in 2014 of 13.2% (424,302 units sold), 5.7% (454,791 units sold) and 2.0% (347,998 units sold), respectively.
Kia's bestselling model in overseas markets for the month of August was the B-segment Rio (known as 'K2' in China) with 36,565 units sold. The C-segment Cerato (known as 'Forte' or 'K3' in some markets) was the second bestseller with 33,962 units delivered, while the Sportage compact CUV, Optima D-segment sedan and Soul urban crossover followed with 29,287, 25,428 and 19,487 units sold, respectively.