Global sales of Kia rose 36 percent in April

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

Kia Motors Corporation sold 174,505 vehicles worldwide for April 2010. This figure, which stands for a 36% increase year-on-year, includes sales of passenger cars (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants), recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles. In April, Kia had double digit year-on-year sales increases in all sales regions.

In particular, Kia had increases in the following segments: 62.9% in general markets (38,926 units sold), 54.6% in China (28,082 units sold), 32.8% in Korea (38,513 units sold).

Moreover, Kia sales increased by 24.1% in Europe (33,891 units sold -- of which 5,228 were in the United Kingdom) and 17.4% in North America (35,093 units sold). Kia's global year-to-date sales in 2010 rose by 43.8% year-on-year and hit 645,515 units.

China got the highest level of growth during this period -- a 116.7% increase, with 118,213 vehicles sold. The remaining regions all displayed strong year-on-year sales increases.

In detail: 58.1% in general markets (137,345 units sold), 34.3% in Europe (124,570 units sold - of which 25,901 were in the United Kingdom), 32.6% in Korea (143,744 units sold) and 14.4% in North America (121,643 units sold).

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