Kia Motors Corporation has announced its April 2015 global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 252,528 units sold. This figure represents 0.6% year-on-year growth compared to the same month of 2014.
In April, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in the domestic Korea market (10.4% growth with 43,050 units sold) and China (5.8% growth with 57,436 units sold).
Cumulatively through the first four months of 2015, Kia’s global sales totalled 943,303 units for a year-on-year increase of 0.5%. Korea (157,562 units sold), North America (216,102 units sold) and China (224,077 units sold) have seen a 7.2%, 3.8% and 3.0% rise in sales, respectively, so far this year.
Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during April 2015 was the B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) with 40,205 units sold. The Kia Sportage was the second best seller with 33,802 units sold, while the C-segment Cerato (known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Optima D-segment sedan and mid-size Sorento CUV followed with 31,861, 27,885 and 17,668 units sold, respectively.
Editor’s notes: * ‘General markets’ include the regions of Central and South America, the Caribbean, Asia (excluding China and Korea), the Pacific, Middle East and Africa. ‘Europe’ includes both Western and Eastern European markets.
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