(SEOUL) December 1, 2017 – Kia Motors Corporation announced its November 2017 global sales figures for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 259,643 units sold.
In November, sales in Korea slightly increased to 49,027 units from 48,906 a year earlier led by Kia’s RV line-up that includes Sorento, Niro and Stonic.
The company posted 210,616 units of overseas sales in November, which represents a decrease of 17.6% compared to the previous year due to weakening demand in some of world’s major economies and toughening competition.
Kia’s best-selling model in overseas markets during November 2017 was the Sportage compact SUV with 36,882 units sold. The Cerato compact sedan (known as ‘Forte’ or ‘K3’ in some markets) was the second best seller with 34,145 units sold, followed by the subcompact Rio (known as ‘Pride’ in Korea) with 27,835 units sold.
* Sales in Korea are based on retail sales while Overseas Sales (Global Sales excluding Korea) is based on shipment.
* Monthly sales figures provided in this press release are unaudited and on a preliminary basis.
About Kia Motors Corporation
Kia Motors Corporation (www.kia.com) – a maker of world-class quality vehicles for the young-at-heart – was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. Nearly 3 million Kia vehicles a year are produced at 14 Kia manufacturing and assembly operations in five countries which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering around 180 countries. Kia today has over 51,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of over US$45 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Open and an official automotive partner of FIFA – the governing body of the FIFA World Cup™. Kia Motors Corporation’s brand slogan – “The Power to Surprise” – represents the company’s global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting and inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.