Kia Motors posts global sales of 243,947 vehicles in September

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The FINANCIAL — Kia Motors Corporation announced on October 12 its September 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 243,947 units sold.

In September, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in the North America (20.1% growth with 55,762 units sold), domestic Korean market (16.6% growth with 45,010 units sold) and Europe* (7.2% growth with 58,560 units sold).

Cumulatively through the first nine months of 2015, Kia’s global sales totalled 2,125,845 units for a -1.4% year-on-year decrease. Korea (377,534 units sold) and North America (529,674 units sold) have seen a 12.5% and 5.7% rise in sales, respectively, through September 2015, according to Kia Motors.

Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during September 2015 was the B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) with 43,079 units sold. The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 36,262 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 22,336, 21,902 and 19,306 units sold, respectively.


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