Kia Motors Corporation announced its March 2018 global sales figures for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 242,274 units sold, increasing 3.4% from 2017.
In March, sales in Korea totaled 48,540 units, representing an increase of 1.9% compared with the same month last year. The company’s overseas sales also grew by 3.7% compared to the previous year, posting 193,734 units on strong sales of Rio (known as ‘Pride’ in Korea).
Kia’s best-selling model in the overseas markets during February 2018 was the Sportage compact SUV with 41,746 units sold. The Rio was the second best seller with 32,365 units sold, followed by the K3 compact sedan (known as ‘Forte’ in some markets) with 29,778 units sold.
The company expects to gain new momentum with All-new K900, a world-class flagship sedan unveiled at 2018 New York International Auto Show.
* Sales in Korea is based on retail sales while overseas sales (global sales excluding Korea) is based on wholesale.
* Monthly sales figures provided in this press release are unaudited and on a preliminary basis.