- 2,746,643 Kia vehicles sold globally in 2013 for 1.4% year-on-year gain
- 2,288,643 vehicles sold in overseas markets in 2013 for 2.7% year-on-year gain
- Full-year sales in China, Europe and general markets post year-on-year growth of 12.7%, 3.4% and 0.8%, respectively
Kia Motors Corporation has announced its 2013 full-year 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 2,746,643 units sold. This figure represents a 1.4% cumulative year-on-year increase compared to 2012. Sales of Kia vehicles in all overseas markets climbed by 2.7% to 2,288,643 units compared to last year.
In 2013, Kia posted a year-on-year sale increase in China of 12.7% (577,386 units sold) and Europe* of 3.4% (590,210 units sold) along with a positive gain in general markets** of 0.8% (513,419 units sold).
Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during 2013 was the B-segment Rio (known as ‘K2’ in China) with 470,766 units sold. The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 389,698 units delivered, while the C-segment Cerato (known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Optima D-segment sedan and mid-size Sorento CUV followed with 376,322, 255,383 and 200,891 units sold, respectively.
*‘Europe’ includes both Western and Eastern European markets.
**‘General markets’ include the regions of Central and South America, the Caribbean, Asia (excluding China and Korea), the Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
Kevin Hepworth, National Public Relations Manager, Kia Motors AustraliaP: 02-9701-1734
Alyson MacDonald, Press & Public Relations Executive, Kia Motors AustraliaP: 02-9701-1768