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Kia car sales soar 23 percent
Global sales of Kia cars soar 23,4 percent in May 2010!
Kia Motors recently revealed that it has sold a total of 175,098 new vehicles across the globe during the month of May 2010.
Compared to a year ago, the automaker achieved a year-on-year sales increase of 23.4%.
In May 2010, Kia accomplished positive year-on-year sales increases in all sales regions, which include the general markets (+59.3% or 37,318 units sold), the Chinese market (28.9% or 26,101 units sold), North American market (19.5% or 37,162 units), European market (18.7% or 34,503 units) and, of course, the Korean market (5.0% or 40,014 units).
With a recorded 28.9%, the greatest sales increase was in China.
All together, through the first five months of this year, the worldwide sales of KMC increased by an impressive 38.9% year-on-year sales, which means 820,613 units sold. Now that’s a lot of cars.
Sales in China made the highest gain at 92.9%, selling 144,314 units to date in 2010.
There were also significant cumulative sales increases in the other regions, all of which showed double-digits. In the general markets, 174,663 (+58.4%) units were sold; in Europe, 159,073 (+30.5%) units were sold; in Korea, 183,758 (+25.4%) units; and in North America, 158,805 (+15.5%) units.
Overseas, Kia Motors was able to sell 32,498 units of the C-Segment Cerato for the month of May alone. This model is clearly the company’s most promising and best selling car.
The B-Segment Rio followed with 18,894 units and the Sportage compact SUV came third with 15,914 units sold.
The fourth and fifth, respectively, are the Sorento mid-size CUV and the Soul urban crossover with 14,265 units sold and 11,908 units sold. These are Kia’s top five selling models.
Kia Motors‘ increasing sales performance is a result of the company’s ever growing competence in the car manufacturing industry. Kia continues to undergo its dramatic transformation with its exciting and innovative modern designs.
This Korea-based carmaker has steadily gained a wide share in the US car market, thanks to its dynamically styled vehicles that came out at exactly the right time in several important segments.
In 2010, Kia is set to introduce four new vehicles and a number of key initiatives. It plans to continue building new models through design innovation, car quality, safety features, value, and driver satisfaction technology, including the UVO info-tainment powered by Microsoft. Sales continue to increase due to Kia’s innovative marketing strategies such as the 2011 Sorento CUV becoming the official vehicle of the NBA.