Kia Motors posts 4.9% rise in global sales in October

Kia October sales

Kia Motors Corporation announced its October 2016 global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 263,854 units sold.

This figure represents a 4.9% year-on-year increase compared to the same month of 2015.

In October, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China (23% growth with 71,209 units sold), Western Europe (8.5% growth with 35,544 units sold), Eastern Europe (7.2% growth with 17,346 units sold) and general markets* (7.1% growth with 44,903 units sold).

Cumulatively through the first ten months of 2016, Kia’s global sales totalled 2,454,554 units for a year-on-year increase of 3.3%. Western Europe (373,615 units sold), China (504,058 units sold), North America (602,663 units sold) and Korea (436,494 units sold) have seen a 13.8%, 6.1%, 2.9% and 2.9% rise in sales, respectively.

Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during October 2016 was the Sportage compact CUV with 43,322 units sold. The B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) was the second best seller with 42,964 units sold, while the C-segment Cerato (Known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Optima midsized sedan and Soul urban crossover followed with 40,771, 23,513 and 17,517 units sold, respectively.

Kia October sales

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