It’s always an interesting time of year for sales figures preceding the traditional change of number plate in September and yet in a month where the UK car market was down 9.3 per cent, Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. have shared with MotorMartin that they have posted another successful month of sales with the Kia Sportage, rather unsurprisingly, contributing 3,155 units, putting it firmly in the top ten best sellers in the UK. In fact, for the few readers out there that are unaware of the extremely successful Sportage, you can catch up on MotorMartin’s views by clicking here.
Rather impressively, Kia’s total sales topped 7,155 in July with Sportage taking the top spot, helped by the recently introduced all-new Picanto which sold nearly 1,000 units in July alone, and cee’d which continues to be a favourite with business and retail customers.
Kia’s July sales brings the year to date figure to 57,805, over 4,000 (4,045) units more than at the same time in 2016. It also sees Kia’s market share increase to 3.7 per cent.
Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. President and CEO, Paul Philpott commented to MotorMartin recently, “We are delighted to once again be in the top ten best sellers with our ever successful Sportage, which along with other important products such as the all-new Picanto and cee’d, helped us post another month of pleasing results despite the tough market conditions. Our dealer partners have all worked incredibly hard for this result and we remain on track to achieve our full year plan of 92,000 units, which would be another record for Kia.”
The rest of the year looks positive, with the introduction of the all-new Kia Stonic, a vehicle which has high volume potential, and the Kia Stinger, a car which MotorMartin cannot wait to experience and which is set to raise Kia’s brand awareness and introduce the brand to yet another segment. There are certainly exciting times ahead.
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