• 05-SEP-2017

Kia Motors posts global sales of 222,740 vehicles in August

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Kia Motors Corporation announced its August 2017 global sales figures for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 222,740 units sold.
In August, domestic market sales increased by 9.7% year-over-year, resulting in 41,027 units sold. Overseas sales decreased by 0.8% compared to the previous year, posting 181,713 units, with continued sales fall in Chinese market.
Kia's best-selling model in overseas markets during August 2017 was the Sportage compact SUV with 33,976 units sold. The Cerato compact sedan (known as 'Forte' or 'K3' in some markets) was the second best seller with 23,803 units sold, followed by the subcompact Rio (known as 'Pride' in Korea) with 20,901 units sold. 

August 2017August 2016Y-o-Y ChangeJuly 2017M-o-M ChangeYear to Date 2017Year to Date 2016Comulative Y-o-Y Change
Doemstic Sales41,02737,4039.7%43,611-5.9%340,481358,160-4.9%
Domestic production79,10656,62039.7%87,302-9.4%674,275660,2412.1%
Overseas Peoduction102,607126,506-18.9%85,20720.4%744,374888,771-16.2%
Overseas Sales181,713183,126-0.8%172,5095.3%1,418,6491,549,012-8.4%
Global Sales222,740220,5291.0%216,1203.1%1,759,1301,907,172-7.8%

Editor's note:

* Domestic Sales (Sales in Korea) is based on retail sales while Overseas Sales (Global Sales excluding Korea) is based on shipment.

* Monthly sales figures provided in this press release are unaudited and on a preliminary basis.