“Reaching 500,000 cars in the UK is another important milestone for the Kia brand. Our growth over the last few years has been down to a combination of great new products, changing perceptions of the brand and is testament to the efforts of our growing UK dealer network," said Paul Philpott, President and CEO, Kia Motors (UK) Limited.
The 500,000th Kia sold in the UK is a cee'd hatch in '4' with a 1.6 CRDi diesel engine. It was delivered to its new owners, Dale and Amy Pollard, a married couple from Leicester.
“We predict that we will achieve one million registrations in the UK before the end of the decade and our long-term ambition is to become a ‘Top 5’ volume car brand in the UK. Considering that our year-to-date sales equal our entire annual performance from just five years ago I am confident we will get there” added Philpott.