Kia’s global sales in August up 5% at 255,481 units, Sportage and Seltos best-sellers

While Kia sold 212,882 units (up 5.8% YoY) outside its home market, sales in Korea were 42,225 units, up 2.4% YoY; Sportage SUV best-seller with 41,376 units, followed by the Seltos and Sorento SUVs.

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Kia Corporation has announced total global sales of 255,481 units in August 2023, a 5.2% increase year over year (August 2022: 242,861 units).

Excluding special purpose vehicles, sales were up 5.8% from a year earlier to 212,882 units outside of Korea. In the Korean market, Kia recorded 42,225-unit sales, a 2.4% increase year over year.

SUV models led the company’s sales momentum, with the Sportage selling 41,376 units in August. The Seltos and Sorento SUV models followed, selling 31,647 and 21,498 units respectively.

Sales outside of Korea

Kia sales outside of Korea increased by 5.8% compared to the same month last year, with 212,882 units sold.

In markets outside of Korea, the Sportage SUV led the sales momentum with 36,166 units. The Sportage was followed by the Seltos SUV, which sold 28,135 units and the K3 (also known as Forte outside of Korea), which sold 17,702 units.

In its home market of Korea, Kia sold 42,225 units last month, a 2.4% over August 2022 sales. The Sorento SUV led the company’s sales with 7,176 units. The Sportage SUV and Carnival MPV followed with sales of 5,210 and 4,937 units respectively.

Kia states that it will continue its sales momentum with the launch of the new Sorento SUV, K5 sedan, and Carnival MPV models in the second half of 2023. Kia also expects its brand proposition to be further strengthened with the new EV9, the company’s first three-row seat electric flagship SUV, soon to be rolled out across global markets.


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