Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

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.

Editor’s notes: 
*‘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.

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Kevin Hepworth, National Public Relations Manager, Kia Motors Australia

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Alyson MacDonald, Press & Public Relations Executive, Kia Motors Australia

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