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Kia sets new July sales record

Kia delivers a record 6,027 cars in July Year to date sales reach 43,205 – a new record Sportage leads the way with 1,707 sales in July Kia’s UK success story continued in July with a new all-time record sales performance for the month of 6,027 vehicles delivered to customers – a 3.72 per cent … Continued

  • Kia delivers a record 6,027 cars in July
  • Year to date sales reach 43,205 – a new record
  • Sportage leads the way with 1,707 sales in July

Kia’s UK success story continued in July with a new all-time record sales performance for the month of 6,027 vehicles delivered to customers – a 3.72 per cent share of an increased new car market.

As the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders announced a raised forecast for 2013, with total expected sales of 2.2 million, Kia continued to attract strong retail sales and saw its year to date market share reach 3.26 per cent with sales so far amounting to 43,205 vehicles.

Kia’s 6,027 sales in July were up from a figure of 5,593 in 2012 although its market share of 3.72 per cent was slightly lower than last year when it represented 3.89 per cent of a market that was 12.5 per cent smaller than this year.

Leading Kia’s performance was Sportage with 1,707 customers taking delivery during July with the all new cee’d in second place with 1,365 sales.  These two models also took the top two positions in the year to date sales charts with 12,433 and 8,743 sales respectively.  Picanto, Rio and Venga completed Kia’s Top Five with sales in July of 998, 807 and 555 units respectively.

Paul Philpott, President and Chief Executive of Kia Motors (UK) Limited said: “We have set new sales records almost every month this year and clearly our excellent dealer network and our line-up of stylish, high quality cars, backed by the best warranty in the business, is a strong attraction as the new car market continues to show the way out of the recession. The SMMT are now forecasting a much stronger market this year and everyone at Kia will be looking to make the most of that opportunity.”

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Notes to Editors:

Kia’s UK full-year sales figures from the brand’s arrival in the UK until 2012:

2012 66,629 2001 12,183
2011 53,615 2000 11,523
2010 56,114 1999 6,385
2009 50,637 1998 2,904
2008 31,324 1997 5,667
2007 29,372 1996 4,965
2006 35,814 1995 4,004
2005 39,749 1994 3,939
2004 33,419 1993 4,445
2003 21,177 1992 3,619
2002 12,351 1991 1,786

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