• 09-MAR-2015

Kia Motors posts global sales of 208,700 vehicles in February

Kia Motors Corporation announced today its February 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 208,700 units sold. This figure represents 0.0% year-on-year growth compared to the same month of 2014.

In February, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in North America (5.8% growth with 48,230 units sold), China (3.3% growth with 47,211 units sold) and the domestic Korean market (1.2% growth with 35,405 units sold).

Cumulatively through the first two months of 2015, Kia's global sales totalled 420,891 units for a year-on-year decrease of 1.0%. North America (90,233 units sold) and Korea (72,072 units sold) have seen a 4.3% and 4.5% rise in sales, respectively.

Kia's bestselling model in overseas markets during February 2015 was the B-segment Rio (known as 'K2' in China) with 32,719 units sold. The C-segment Cerato (known as 'Forte' or 'K3' in some markets) was the second best seller with 28,711 units sold, while the Sportage compact CUV, Optima D-segment sedan and mid-size Sorento CUV followed with 27,128, 17,721 and 14,280 units sold, respectively.