Kia will no doubt be affected by its false economy claims in America, but that has basically no value on UK motorists, who are more interested in going 60 mpg in diesels than 40 mpg in four-banger petrol powered cars.
Thus, with a two months to go in the year, Kia is already set to break all records for the UK market. Sales of 4,837 vehicles in October have pushed the year-to-date sales to 57,736 units – 1,622 units above the record 2010 full year figure when 56,114 vehicles were sold.
The UK market is bucking the overall European trend and is showing the strongest signs of recovery, right down to the luxury segment.
“Our recently revised product line-up is proving popular with customers and it’s thanks to our excellent dealer network that even without the Scrappage Incentive Scheme that we had two years ago that we continue to increase our appeal amongst both private and business users,” said Michael Cole, Managing Director, Kia Motors (UK) Limited.