Kia set a new record
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.