Kia Motors posts global sales of 252,770 vehicles in May

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The FINANCIAL — Kia Motors Corporation announced on June 8 its May 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 252,770 units sold.

In May, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in the domestic Korean market (10.4% growth with 40,010 units sold) and North America (2.6% growth with 69,886 units sold).

Cumulatively through the first five months of 2015, Kia’s global sales totalled 1,196,073 units for a 0.0% year-on-year change. Korea (197,572 units sold), North America (285,988 units sold) and China (274,752 units sold) have seen a 7.8%, 3.5% and 0.9% rise in sales, respectively, according to Kia Motors.

Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during May 2015 was the B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) with 39,365 units sold. The C-segment Cerato (known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets) was the second best seller with 33,513 units sold, while the Sportage compact CUV, Optima D-segment sedan and Soul urban crossover followed with 33,205, 30,226 and 17,690 units sold, respectively.


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