Kia Motors posts Rise in global sales in July

Kia Motors posts 5.4% rise in global sales in July

  • Global sales reach 242,758 units in July for 5.4% year-on-year growth
  • Kia records monthly year-on-year sales growth in China (34.3%), Western Europe (13.6%), North America (7.2%) in July
  • Kia’s best-selling car in overseas markets in July was the Sportage compact SUV

(SEOUL) August 5, 2016 – Kia Motors Corporation has announced its July 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 242,758 units sold. This figure represents a 5.4% year-on-year increase compared to the same month of 2015.

In July, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China (34.3% growth with 41,705 units sold), Western Europe (13.6% growth with 36,591 units sold) and North America (7.2% growth with 66,496 units sold).

Cumulatively through the first seven months of 2016, Kia’s global sales totalled 1,713,580 units for a year-on-year increase of 2.8%. Western Europe (266,551 units sold), Korea (320,757 units sold) and North America (431,141 units sold) have seen a 14.6%, 10.3% and 5.5% rise in sales, respectively.


Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during July 2016 was the Sportage compact SUV with 44,792 units sold. The B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) was the second best seller with 35,307 units sold, while the C-segment Cerato (Known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Soul urban crossover and Optima midsized sedan followed with 31,569, 17,243 and 15,826 units sold, respectively.

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