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Kia records good sales in July

The Kia Motors Corporation said its global sales figures for July were 226,818 units sold., a figure which represents a year-on-year increase of 9%.

The performance covers export sales, (domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles.

In July, Kia posted strong year-on-year sales increases of 22.8% in Europe* (50,106 units sold); 12.9% in general markets* (45,444 units sold) ; 7.5% in North America (55,757 units sold); and 2.3% in China (35,211 units sold). Meanwhile, July sales in Kia’s home market of Korea decreased by 1% (40,300 units sold) year-on-year.

Cumulatively through the first seven months of 2012, Kia’s global sales have increased by 11.6% year-on-year to reach 1,575,649 units. Europe, North America and China have experienced the highest cumulative gains to date in 2012 of 25.1% (336,197 units sold), 16.3% (383,762 units sold), and 14.2% (271,650 units sold), respectively.

Kia’s best selling model in overseas markets for the month of July was the B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) with 38,641 units sold. The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 30,192 units delivered, while the C-segment Cerato (known as ‘Forte’ in some markets), D-segment Optima sedan and Sorento mid-size CUV followed with 27,039, 23,000, and 18,812 units sold, respectively.

FOOTNOTES

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