Kia Motors overseas sales up in 2013
Kia Motors Corporation has announced its 2013 full-year 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 2.7 million units sold.
This figure represents a 1.4 per cent cumulative year-on-year increase compared to 2012.
Sales of Kia vehicles in all overseas markets climbed by 2.7 per cent to 2.2 million units compared to last year.
In 2013, Kia posted a year-onyear sale increase in China of 12.7 per cent (577 386 units sold) and Europe of 3.4 per cent (590 210 units sold) along with a positive gain in general markets of 0.8 per cent (513 419 units sold).
Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during 2013 was the B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) with 470 766 units sold.
The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 389 698 units delivered, while the C-segment Cerato (known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Optima D-segment sedan and midsize Sorento CUV followed with 376 322, 255 383 and 200 891 units sold, respectively.
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Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during 2013 was the B-segment Rio