Kia Motors posts 4.3 per cent growth in first half of 2014
Kia Motors Corporation has announced its global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles ( RVs) and commercial vehicles for the first six months of 2014, recording a total of 1.4 million units sold.
This figure represents a 4.3 per cent increase over the same period of 2013.
Cumulatively through the first six months of 2014, China, North America, General Markets and Europe have experienced gains of 12 per cent (326 108 units sold), 6.5 per cent (334 357 units sold), 2.9 per cent (263 239 units sold) and 1.3 per cent (300 383 units sold), respectively.
Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets for the first six months of 2014 was the B-segment Rio (known as K2 in China) with 247 388 units sold. The C-segment Cerato (known as Forte or K3 in some markets) was the second bestseller with 219 484 units delivered, while the Sportage compact CUV, Optima D-segment sedan and Soul urban crossover followed with 209 045, 133 370 and 97 114 units sold, respectively.
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Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets for the first six months of 2014 was the B-segment Rio