Kia Motors Corporation announced today its January 2014 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 216.606 units sold. This figure represents a 2.6% year-on-year increase compared to the same month of 2013.
In January, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China (8.5% growth with 40,173 units sold), Europe* (2.7% growth with 39,093 units sold), general markets** (2.4% growth with 40,173 units sold) and North America (2.3% growth with 40,894 units sold).
Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during January 2014 was the C-segment Cerato (known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets) with 38,104 units sold. The B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) was the second best seller with 36,400 units sold, while the Sportage compact CUV, Optima D-segment sedan and mid-size Sorento CUV followed with 33,315, 18,144 and 13,860 units sold, respectively.