• 03-JUL-2015

Kia Motors posts global sales of 241,275 vehicles in June

Kia Motors Corporation announced today its June 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 241,275 units sold.

In June, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in the domestic Korean market (26.8% growth with 45,010 units sold) and North America (4.7% growth with 60,749 units sold).

Cumulatively through the first six months of 2015, Kia's global sales totalled 1,437,348 units for a -0.4% year-on-year decrease. Korea (242,582 units sold) and North America (346,737 units sold) have seen a 10.9% and 3.7% rise in sales, respectively, the first half of 2015.

Kia's bestselling model in overseas markets during June 2015 was the B-segment Rio (known as 'K2' in China) with 39,315 units sold. The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 31,666 units sold, while the C-segment Cerato (known as 'Forte' or 'K3' in some markets), Optima D-segment sedan and Soul urban crossover followed with 25,856, 23,056 and 17,070 units sold, respectively.