The FINANCIAL — Kia Motors Corporation announced on August 5 its July 2016 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 242,758 units sold.
This figure represents a 5.4% year-on-year increase compared to the same month of 2015.
In July, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China (34.3% growth with 41,705 units sold), Western Europe (13.6% growth with 36,591 units sold) and North America (7.2% growth with 66,496 units sold).
Cumulatively through the first seven months of 2016, Kia’s global sales totalled 1,713,580 units for a year-on-year increase of 2.8%. Western Europe (266,551 units sold), Korea (320,757 units sold) and North America (431,141 units sold) have seen a 14.6%, 10.3% and 5.5% rise in sales, respectively, according to Kia.
Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during July 2016 was the Sportage compact CUV with 44,792 units sold. The B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) was the second best seller with 35,307 units sold, while the C-segment Cerato (Known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Soul urban crossover and Optima midsized sedan followed with 31,569, 17,243 and 15,826 units sold, respectively.