Kia Motors Posts 2.3% Global Sales Growth in July
In July, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China, Korea and North America of 15.9% (40,794 units sold); 3.0% (41,500 units sold) and 1.5% (56,620 units sold), respectively. Meanwhile, July sales in General Markets* and Europe* decreased by 4.6% (43,342 units sold) and 0.6% (49,783 units sold), correspondingly. Cumulatively thus far in 2013, Kia's global sales have increased by 2.5% year-on-year to reach 1,615,798 units.
Kia's bestselling model in overseas markets for the month of July was the B-segment Rio (known as 'K2' in China) with 38,295 units sold. The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 30,465 units delivered, while the C-segment Cerato (known as 'Forte' or 'K3' in some markets), Optima D-segment sedan and Sorento mid-size CUV followed with 30,171, 21,922 and 17,512 units sold, respectively.