Kia shows a 20.1% increase in 2009 sales

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 27, 2010

Kia Motors Corporation's position as one of the world's fasting growing automakers is cemented further by its announcement that its global sales figures for passenger cars (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants), recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles for 2009 reached an all-time high of 1,651,920 units sold.

This means that Kia had a 20.1% increase year-on-year. In looking at the figures per region, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China (256,732 units sold, a 69.9% year-on-year increase), Korea (412,752 units sold, a 30.4% year-on-year increase), general markets (304,522 units, a 16.2% year-on-year increase), North America (346,181 units, a 11.3% year-on-year increase) and Western Europe (242,288 units, a 7.7% year-on-year increase).

For December 2009, double digit sales growth was achieved in China (35,010 units sold, a 107.0% year-on-year increase), Korea (46,523 units sold, a 69.1% year-on-year increase), North America (23,693 units sold, a 45.5% year-on-year increase), Europe (28,073 units sold, a 40.6% year-on-year increase) and general markets (29,417 units sold, a 31.4% year-on-year increase).

With 304,295 units sold, the C-segment Cerato (known as 'Spectra' or 'Forte' in some markets) takes the spot as Kia's best selling model in overseas markets in 2009.

For second place, it's a tight contest with 177,299 units of the Kia's B-segment Rio sold and 172,296 of the Sportage compact SUV sold. Coming in fourth place is the C-segment cee'd with 124,389 units sold.

The Picanto rounds out the top five with 100,355 units. With regards to vehicle categories sold overseas, Kia's passenger and recreational vehicles achieved year-on-year increases in 2009 of 16.6% (776,352 units) and 19.7% (428,512 units), respectively.

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