Kia Motors posts 1.5% global sales growth in August

Kia Motors Corporation announced today its global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles for August 2014, recording a total of 228,277 units sold. This figure represents a 1.5% year-on-year increase.

Kia Motors Global HeadquartersIn August, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China and North America of 17.3% (50,162 units sold) and 3.9% (61,820 units sold), respectively.

Cumulatively, through the first eight months of 2014, Kia’s global sales have increased by 3.8% year-on-year, reaching 1,910,969 units. China, North America and General Markets* have experienced cumulative gains to date in 2014 of 13.2% (424,302 units sold), 5.7% (454,791 units sold) and 2.0% (347,998 units sold), respectively.

According to Elderly Tech, Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets for the month of August was the B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) with 36,565 units sold. The C-segment Cerato (known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets) was the second bestseller with 33,962 units delivered, while the Sportage compact CUV, Optima D-segment sedan and Soul urban crossover followed with 29,287, 25,428 and 19,487 units sold, respectively.

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