Kia Motors posts global sales of 252,770 vehicles in May

Thursday, 11 June 2015
  • Kia records year-on-year sales growth in Korea (10.4%) and North America (2.6%) in May
  • Kia’s best-selling car in overseas markets in May is the Rio (K2) B-segment sedan

Kia Motors Corporation has announced its May 2015 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 252,770 units sold. 

In May, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in the domestic Korean market (10.4% growth with 40,010 units sold) and North America (2.6% growth with 69,886 units sold).

Cumulatively through the first five months of 2015, Kia’s global sales totalled 1,196,073 units for a 0.0% year-on-year change. Korea (197,572 units sold), North America (285,988 units sold) and China (274,752 units sold) have seen a 7.8%, 3.5% and 0.9% rise in sales, respectively.

Kia's bestselling model in overseas markets during May 2015 was the B-segment Rio (known as 'K2' in China) with 39,365 units sold. The C-segment Cerato (known as 'Forte' or ‘K3’ in some markets) was the second best seller with 33,513 units sold, while the Sportage compact CUV, Optima D-segment sedan and Soul urban crossover followed with 33,205, 30,226 and 17,690 units sold, respectively.

Editor’s notes: * ‘General markets’ include the regions of Central and South America, the Caribbean, Asia (excluding China and Korea), the Pacific, Middle East and Africa. ‘Europe’ includes both Western and Eastern European markets.

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