All major markets that the carmaker is focusing on reported substantial gains, with China showing one of he biggest - a 45.2 percent jump in sales to 34,419 units delivered. Meanwhile, the European continent was a solid performer for the carmaker that managed to beet averages by a substantial margin for a 26.6 percent overall increase.
In North America, Kia delivered 51,887 cars for a total increase of 26.3 percent, while the domestic market of South Korea registered a 9.7 percent increase in demand for Kias.
Through the first seven months of 2011, Kia’s global sales have increased by 19.1 percent year-on-year to reach 1,412,191 units. North America has experienced the highest gain to date in this year - 38.9 percent (330,086 units sold) while the remaining regions have all shown strong cumulative year-on-year sales increases.
Kia’s best selling model in overseas markets for the month of July was still the C-segment Cerato (known as ‘Forte’ in some markets) with 34,452 units sold. The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller again with 28,079 units delivered, while the Sorento mid-size CUV, B-segment Rio and Soul urban crossover vehicle followed with 21,408, 19,403 and 16,102 units sold respectively.