Kia Motors posts global sales of 214,219 vehicles in February

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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.

In February, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in North America (12.2% growth with 54,118 units sold), Europe (11.0% growth with 43,216 units sold) and the domestic Korean market (10.5% growth with 39,110 units sold).

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.

 

Kia Motors Corporation (www.kia.com) – a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart – was founded in 1944 and is Korea's oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. Over 3 million Kia vehicles a year are produced at 10 manufacturing and assembly operations in five countries which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering around 180 countries. Kia today has around 50,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of nearly US$44 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Open and an official automotive partner of FIFA – the governing body of the FIFA World Cup™. Kia Motors Corporation's brand slogan – "The Power to Surprise" – represents the company's global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting and inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.            

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