- Global sales reach 224,533 units in August for 4.8% year-on-year growth
- Kia records monthly year-on-year sales growth in China (59.2%), Western Europe (16.1%) and general markets (3.3%) in August
- Kia’s best-selling car in overseas markets in August was the Sportage compact CUV
Kia Motors Posts 4.8% Rise in Global Sales in August
Release Date: 09 September 2016
Kia Motors Corporation announced today its August 2016 global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 224,533 units sold. This figure represents a 4.8% year-on-year increase compared to the same month of 2015.
In August, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China (59.2% growth with 43,091 units sold), Western Europe (16.1% growth with 26,820 units sold) and general markets (3.3% growth with 42,555 units sold).
Cumulatively through the first eight months of 2016, Kia’s global sales totalled 1,938,113 units for a year-on-year increase of 3.0%. Western Europe (293,371 units sold), Korea (358,160 units sold), North America (492,007 units sold) and China (376,530 units sold) have seen a 14.7%, 7.7% 3.8% and 1.2% rise in sales, respectively.
Kia's bestselling model in overseas markets during August 2016 was the Sportage compact CUV with 37,400 units sold. The B-segment Rio (known as 'K2' in China) was the second best seller with 33,762 units sold, while the C-segment Cerato (Known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Optima midsized sedan and Soul urban crossover followed with 30,399, 19,804 and 16,635 units sold, respectively.