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June 2011: Kia sales increase by more than 17%
Kia Motors sold 216.106 vehicles globally in June 2011. The number represents a year-on-year increase of 17.4 percent. All major sales regions post double-digit year-on-year sales increase.
With 52,121 units sold in North America, 33,749 units sold in China, and 44,422 units sold in Europe, Kia has shown robust growth in most markets; the year on year growth for these markets is 38%, 26.6% and 24.8% respectively. Sales in general markets increased by 10.0 percent to 43,614 units sold, whereas sales in the Korean home market for the month of June declined by 5.0 percent (42.200 units sold).
Over the first six months of the year 2011, Kia has seen the sales of its vehicles increase more than 19.8% to 1,204,117 units sold globally. North America has been the best performing market during this period, showing a sales growth of 41.5% with 278,199 units sold.
Other regions too have shown robust growth in this period, with sales in China, Europe and General Markets increasing by 19.0%, 17.2% and 14.8%, respectively. Overall Korean sales increased by 8.8% to 248,345 units sold.
Kia sales by model
The C-segment Cerato, also known as Kia Forte in some International markets, was the best-selling Kia model in the overseas markets for the month of June. The compact SUV Sportage was the second best-selling car with 30.226 units sold.
The third, fouth and fifth best-selling Kia cars were the B-segment Rio sub-compact, the 2012 Soul urban crossover vehicle and the mid-size Sorento crossover with 19.520, 18.054 and 17.886 units sold, respectively.
The overall global sales for the first six months of the year have surpassed the goal of one million vehicles. This puts Kia well on track to exceed its annual sales target of 2.345.000 vehicles set at the beginning of 2011. [Source: Kia]