In more good news for the UK motor industry, Kia announced their best ever September sales figures and a record breaking quarter three overall. I think that it’s safe to say that with a vastly improved family aesthetic and an attention to detail with both the exterior and interior getting equal attention, Kia has successfully reinvented itself as a credible alternative to the likes of Vauxhall, Ford and (cough, cough) Volkswagen in recent years.


Kia are rightly proud of their achievements this year and have highlighted that:

  • Kia Motors UK Ltd posts best ever September sales with 13,980
  • Record breaking Q3 for Kia UK with 21,960 sales
  • 2015 sales currently ahead of target at 64,028 sales
  • Kia Sportage continues to lead UK sales

Kia Motors UK Ltd enjoyed its best-ever September sales performance with 13,980 new cars delivered to customers during the month – helping the marque reach a sales total of 64,028 in 2015 so far, nearly three per cent higher than in 2014.

Kia’s September sales has only been surpassed by the brand’s performance in March this year when 15,017 new cars were delivered.

Kia’s September sales sufficiently contributed to quarter three also being a record quarter for the brand in the UK totalling 21,960 sales, a 1.2 per cent increase on 2014 sales at 21,689 sales.

Even in its sixth and final year of sales, the Kia Sportage retained its best-selling position within Kia’s range in Q3, attracting nearly 6,000 sales (5,974). This was followed by the ever popular Picanto with 4,547, cee’d with 4,065 and then Rio totalling 3,637 in the quarter.


Paul Philpott, Kia Motors UK President and CEO commented: “In a very competitive marketplace it was reassuring to see that Kia’s continued record performance held throughout quarter three and especially September to deliver our best-ever autumn sales month. This continued sales success makes us confident in achieving our 2015 sales target of 80,000 units.

“What is pleasing to see is that the Kia Sportage is still creating impressive sales in its sixth and final year of sales. Luckily we do not depend on this vehicle entirely, with strong sales figures coming from Picanto, cee’d and Rio.

Finally, I am particularly pleased for our 188-strong dealer network, our strong retail performance aids their success and dedication to our brand,” he added.

It’s pleasing to @MotorMartin1 to be able to share this success as Kia are one of those companies that appear to offer ‘real life’ motoring at a reasonable budget. Long may it continue.

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