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Kia Motors Posts 7.1% Global Sales
Growth in March
Seoul - Kia Motors Corporation announced today its global sales figures
(export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for
passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles for
March 2014, recording a total of 262,016 units sold. This figure
represents a 7.1% year-on-year increase.
March, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China, North America,
Europe* and General Markets* of 14.2% (55,208 units sold); 10.3% (60,658
units sold), 6.7% (61,487 units sold) and 3.7% (45,658 units sold),
the first three months of 2014, Kia's global sales
have increased by 5.2% year-on-year to reach 687,225
units. China, North America, Europe* and General
Markets have experienced cumulative gains to date in
2014 of 13.0% (163,358 units sold), 4.6% (147,156
units sold), 4.2% (141,255 units sold) and 2.9%
(127,451 units sold), respectively.
Kia's bestselling model in overseas markets for the month of March was
the B-segment Rio (known as 'K2' in China) with 46,894 units sold. The
Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 38,319 units
delivered, while the C-segment Cerato (known as 'Forte' or 'K3' in some
markets), Optima D-segment sedan and Soul urban crossover followed with
35,578, 25,295 and 17,788 units sold, respectively.
(April 7, 2014)