Strong June Sets Up Kia's Second Half Planning

Solid sales across key models have kept Kia ahead of the curve with a return to the Top Ten sales leaders list for June.

Sales of 3305 new cars for June, the second best month ever for Kia in Australia, underscored first half sales of 15,299 and put KMAu on target to maintain the company’s business plan through to the end of the year.

“There is no question that the market has faced _ and will continue to face _ some serious challenges,” Kia Motors Australia Chief Operating Officer, Damien Meredith said. “However, in the face of those challenges Kia has continued to produce and deliver models that lead the way in style, safety and value.”

Mr Meredith said that one of the most pleasing aspects of the June sales was that there was strong demand for a range of Kia models.

“It is becoming increasingly clear that Kia is consolidating its determination to deliver a mix of models that meet consumer expectations. No longer is this a Rio-driven sales story, but rather one in which Sportage, Cerato, and Sorento have thrown their weight into the sales ring.”

While Rio continued to lead the marque’s sales with 967 finding new homes in June, the enhanced European-sourced compact SUV Sportage weighed in with 870 new registrations, followed by the small car Cerato which stepped up with 856 sales.

The Sorento large SUV, with an all-new model due early in 2015, recorded 230 sales while Carnival, also looking towards the next generation’s arrival in the first quarter of next year, continued to perform well in a shrinking large people mover market with 185 sales.

Along with the style, safety and performance of the range, Kia’s customers also benefit from the standard 5-year unlimited kilometre warrant with 5-year capped price servicing and the Kia Family Like Care service philosophy.

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