Kia Motors Corporation announced today its February 2016 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 214,219 units sold. This figure represents 2.6% year-on-year growth compared to the same month of 2015.
Cumulatively through the first two months of 2016, Kia’s global sales totalled 418,881 units for a year-on-year decrease of 0.5%. Korea (77,615 units sold), Europe (81,662 units sold) and North America (96,024 units sold) have seen a 7.7%, 6.7% and 6.4% rise in sales, respectively.
Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during February 2016 was the B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) with 33,552 units sold. The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 32,052 units sold, while the C-segment Cerato (known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Optima D-segment sedan and Soul urban crossover followed with 22,452, 19,548 and 14,761 units sold, respectively.