Kia Motors Corporation announced its August 2018 global sales figures for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 223,648 units sold, a slight decrease from 2017.
Overseas sales declined 2.0% compared to the previous year, posting 179,448 units. Strong sales of RV continued despite the sales decline. The Sportage saw sales rise more than 16 percent over last August with 37,254 total units, setting a record fifth straight month of double digit sales growth.
Sales in Korea totaled 44,200 units, representing an increase of 7.7% year on year. The K900 continued to have a strong month, passing the 1,000 unit mark for the fifth consecutive month.
Kia’s best-selling model in global markets during August 2018 was the Sportage compact SUV with 41,040 units sold. The Sorento mid-size SUV was the second best seller with 25,261 units sold, followed by the Rio subcompact sedan with 23,746 units sold.
Kia Motors expects to maintain its sales momentum in the remainder of the second half with launch of new products such as the all-new Forte, which started sales in various regions last month.
* Sales in Korea is based on retail sales while overseas sales (global sales excluding Korea) is based
* Monthly sales figures provided in this press release are unaudited and on a preliminary basis.