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Good October sales for Kia vehicles

The Kia Rio was the best-selling model for the Japanese automaker in October.

The Kia Motors Corporation sold 228,146 units for the month of October.

That’s represents a 3.1 per cent,  year-on-year growth and covers global export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles. 

In October, Kia posted a year-on-year sales increases of 14.0 per cent in North America (48,880 units sold) and 7.4 per cent in Europe* (49,168 units sold). Meanwhile, October sales in general markets*, Korea and China decreased by 1.5 per cent (41,989 units sold); 1.7 per cent  (40,600 units sold); and 2.6 per cent (47,509 units sold) respectively.

Cumulatively through the first ten months of 2012, Kia’s global sales have increased by 10.7 per cent year-on-year to reach 2,262,933 units. Europe, North America and China have experienced the highest cumulative gains to date in 2012 of 22.0 per cent (482,335 units sold), 18.1 per cent (545,487 units sold), and 10.4 per cent (403,656 units sold), respectively.

Kia’s best selling model in overseas markets for the month of October was the B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) with 37,618 units sold. The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 32,013 units delivered, while the C-segment Cerato (known as ‘Forte’ in some markets), D-segment Optima sedan and Sorento mid-size CUV followed with 30,885; 21,932; and 18,424 units sold, respectively.


1 Pricing, specifications, availability and terms of offers may change without notice. Prices on this page are listed in Barbados Dollars (BBD) and exclude taxes, duties and preparation expenses. Prices are valid for the period ending May 2020.

2 On the Road charges comprise of: Road Tax, Number Plates, Tint, Rust Proofing and Mats



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