Kia Motors Global Sales Up 1.6% Through First Ten Months of 2013


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SEOUL- Nov 19, 2013: Kia Motors Corporation has announced its global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles through October 2013, recording a total of 2,299,299 units sold. This figure represents a 1.6% cumulative year-on-year increase through the first ten months of 2013.

In October, Kia posted a year-on-year sales increase in Europe* of 4.1% (51,203 units sold) along with positive gains in China of 1.3% (48,116 units sold). China also experienced the highest cumulative gain to date in 2013 of 16.6% (470,651 units sold), followed by Europe with 3.1% (497,119 units sold).

Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets for the month of October was the B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) with 38,174 units sold. The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 34,353 units delivered, while the C-segment Cerato (known as ‘Forte’ in some markets), Optima D-segment sedan and the mid-size Sorento CUV followed with 29,421, 19,058 and 15,223 units sold, respectively.

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