Kia Global Sales Increased 18.8% in October

Kia has just posted fresh sales figures for the month of October, when the South Korean manufacturer increased its deliveries by 18.8 percent on a global basis compared to the same month a year ago.
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Emerging markets like China, with its 41.4 percent sales increase, contributed significantly, but Europe also grew by 35. percent, while NOrth America saw 20 percent more Kia demand. As a result, for the first 10 months of the year, the automaker is sitting comfortably on a 18.2 sales increase to over 2 million units delivered.

North America has experienced the highest gain to date in 2011 of 33.5 percent (461,945 units sold) while the remaining regions have all shown cumulative year-on-year sales increases: 28.7% in China (365,786 units sold), 20.6 percent in Europe (395,588 units sold).

“The all-new Picanto and Rio compact vehicles have been earning praise from motoring media and consumers alike, and have provided a boost to sales heading into the remainder of 2011,”
said Tae-Hyun (Thomas Oh), Senior Executive Vice President & COO, Kia Motors Corp.
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