Kia Celebrates Record Sales in Britain

Kia's UK press office is in a cheerful mood after the company registered the best ever sales both for the month of June and the first half of the year.
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During last month alone, UK customers bought 6,742 Kias, representing an increase of 13 percent over the previous year's 4962 units. Cumulated sales for the first half reached 37,178, thus surpassing the previous records which come from 2010.
Right now, the Korean company is also celebrating the launch of the new pro_cee'd GT, their first hot hatch, which uses a 1.6-liter turbo engine to deliver 201bhp and comes loaded with kit.

'June has been excellent for our dealers with very strong retail demand and I believe this shows that confidence is returning to the UK new car market. With our sales 12 per cent up over the same month last year, a first half performance that surpassed the height of scrappage and Sportage, cee’d and Picanto leading our sales charts we can see that private motorists are happy to buy if they feel they are getting a quality package that suits their needs at a fair price and with our outstanding styling and remarkable seven year warranty on top," says Paul Philpott, President and Chief Executive of Kia Motors (UK) Limited.

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