Kia Motors posts huge global sales growth in July

Kia Motors Corporation announced today its global sales figures for passenger cars (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants), recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles for July 2010, recording a total of 180,930 units sold. This figure represents a year-on-year increase of 26.0%.

In July, Kia posted healthy year-on-year sales increases in all sales regions: 59.6% in general markets (38,797 units sold), 29.6% in Korea (45,100 units sold), 19.2% in North America (41,071 units sold), 16.7% in Europe (32,257 units sold) and 6.0% in China (23,705 units sold).

Cumulatively, through the first seven months of 2010, Kia’s global sales increased by 32.8% year-on-year and reaching 1,185,654 units. China and general markets have experienced the highest gains to date in 2010 of 62.6% (194,682 units sold) and 57.6% (253,116 units sold), respectively.

The remaining regions have all showed cumulative strong double digit year-on-year sales increases: 25.2% in Europe (226,921 units sold), 20.2% in Korea (273,289 units sold), and 16.5% in North America (237,646 units sold).

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