Kia set a new record

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

Kia Mo­tors has an­nounced that it ex­pects to reach the 15 mil­lionth cu­mu­la­tive ex­port (from South Korea fac­to­ries) mile­stone later this month.

This land­mark achieve­ment comes 40 years af­ter its very first ex­port ship­ment of ten units of the Brisa pickup truck to Qatar in 1975.

Cu­mu­la­tively through May of this year, the B-seg­ment Rio has been the num­ber one ex­ported model for Kia with 2.23 mil­lion ve­hi­cles shipped, while the Sportage com­pact SUV, A-seg­ment Pi­canto and Sorento mid­size SUV fol­low with 1.57 mil­lion, 1.43 mil­lion and 1.08 mil­lion units re­spec­tively.

In terms of the re­gional break­down of Kia’s his­tor­i­cal ex­ports, 6.03 mil­lion ve­hi­cles have been shipped to North Amer­ica, 3.35 mil­lion to Europe - with 20 per cent be­ing im­ported to the UK.

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