[by Kim, Song-Yi] Kia Motors Corporation announced on 7th its October 2016 global sales figures(export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 263,854 units sold. This figure represents a 4.9% year-on-year increase compared to the same month of 2015.
In October, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China(23% growth with 71,209 units sold), Western Europe(8.5% growth with 35,544 units sold), Eastern Europe(7.2% growth with 17,346 units sold) and general markets(7.1% growth with 44,903 units sold).
Cumulatively through the first ten months of 2016, Kia’s global sales totalled 2,454,554 units for a year-on-year increase of 3.3%. Western Europe(373,615 units sold), China(504,058 units sold), North America(602,663 units sold) and Korea(436,494 units sold) have seen a 13.8%, 6.1%, 2.9% and 2.9% rise in sales, respectively.
Kia's bestselling model in overseas markets during October 2016 was the Sportage compact CUV with 43,322 units sold. The B-segment Rio(known as 'K2' in China) was the second best seller with 42,964 units sold, while the C-segment Cerato(Known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets), Optima midsized sedan and Soul urban crossover followed with 40,771, 23,513 and 17,517 units sold, respectively.
by Kim, Song-Yi email@example.com
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