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Kia Motors Posts Increase In Global Sales In 2007


Kia Motors Corporation announced that cumulatively its global sales of passenger cars, recreational vehicles and light trucks in 2007 recorded 1,269,164 units, representing a 3.5% year-on-year increase.

In 2007, Kia’s best-selling model in overseas markets, is the model Cerato with 186,561 units sold, followed by the Sportage compact SUV (130,733 units), model Rio (119,993 units), and Picanto (119,799 units). cee’d and the mid-size SUV Sorento battled out for the fifth spot selling 89,510 and 89,471 units, respectively.

The cee’d, Kia’s first car designed and built by and for Europeans, had a remarkable first full twelve months in Europe and was the most decorated Korean car in European automotive history winning eight national ‘Car of the Year’-style awards, receiving numerous other magazine awards and ranking first in more than 30 comparison road tests.