Kia Motors continues its global growth with September figures showing a total of 217,736 units sold. This performance represents a year-on-year increase of 16.3 per cent.
In September, Kia posted strong double digit year-on-year sales increases in many of its major sales regions – 45.9 per cent in China, 20.6 per cent in North America and 20.6 per cent in Europe. September sales in Kia’s home market of Korea grew year-on-year by 4.4 per cent, while sales in general markets declined by 2.6 per cent.
Cumulatively, through the first nine months of 2011, Kia’s global sales have increased by 18.2 per cent year-on-year to reach 1,827,622 units. North America has experienced the highest gain to date in 2011 of 35.0 per cent, while the remaining regions have all shown strong cumulative year-on-year sales increases: 27.1 per cent in China, 18.9 per cent in Europe, 9.6 per cent in general markets and 4.4 per cent in Korea.