Kia Sales Up 13.4% in March

Kia Motors has delivered a total of 245,238 vehicles globally in March, for a total increase of 13.4 percent from a year ago. Demand in the US was almost 30 percent higher, but Europe and China were also impressive last month.
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In Europe, Kia delivered 43,106 cars last month, representing an increase of 19.3 percent from March 2011, while Chinese demand grew 19.1 percent to 40,427 cars.

In the first three months of 2012, Kia’s global sales have increased by 12.6 percent year-on-year to reach 636,398 units. North America and Europe have experienced the highest cumulative gains to date in 2012 of 30.8 percent (153,106 units sold) and 26.2% (128,661 units sold), respectively.

“We are pleased to have continued sales growth in the first quarter of 2012, especially in North America where Kia Motors America set an all-time monthly sales record last month. We are confident that delivering world-class design, vastly improved quality and outstanding fuel economy in these times of rising oil prices are among several factors contributing to our strong growth in the first quarter of the year,” said Tae-Hyun (Thomas) Oh, Executive Vice President & COO of Kia Motors Corporation.
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