- Global sales reach 252,586 units in September for 3.5% year-on-year growth
- Kia records monthly year-on-year sales growth in China (24.5%), Western Europe (11.8%) and general markets (6.6%) in September
- Kia’s best-selling car in overseas markets in September was the Sportage compact CUV
(SEOUL) October 10, 2016 – Kia Motors Corporation announced today its September 2016 global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 252,586 units sold. This figure represents a 3.5% year-on-year increase compared to the same month of 2015.
In September, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China (24.5% growth with 56,318 units sold), Western Europe (11.8% growth with 44,700 units sold) and general markets* (6.6% growth with 41,978 units sold).
Cumulatively through the first nine months of 2016, Kia’s global sales totalled 2,190,700 units for a year-on-year increase of 3.1%. Western Europe (338,071 units sold), Korea (396,460 units sold), China (432,849 units sold) and North America (547,845 units sold) have seen a 14.3%, 5.0% 3.7% and 3.4% rise in sales, respectively.
Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during September 2016 was the Sportage compact CUV with 42,864 units sold. The B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) was the second best seller with 39,215 units sold, while the C-segment Cerato (Known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Optima midsized sedan and Soul urban crossover followed with 36,092, 19,871 and 16,468 units sold, respectively.