Kia Motors Corporation announced today its global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles for the first six months of 2014, recording a total of 1,442,851 units sold. This figure represents a 4.3% increase over the same period of 2013.
Cumulatively through the first six months of 2014, China, North America, General Markets* and Europe* have experienced gains of 12.0% (326,108 units sold), 6.5% (334,357 units sold), 2.9% (263,239 units sold) and 1.3% (300,383 units sold), respectively.
Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets for the first six months of 2014 was the B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) with 247,388 units sold. The C-segment Cerato (known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets) was the second bestseller with 219,484 units delivered, while the Sportage compact CUV, Optima D-segment sedan and Soul urban crossover followed with 209,045, 133,370 and 97,114 units sold, respectively.