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Kia Motors global sales rise by 3.0 percent in March


- Kia records year-on-year sales growth in China (11.3%), Korea (8.5%) and North America (7.9%) in March
- Kia’s best-selling car in overseas markets in March is the Rio (K2) B-segment sedan

Kia Motors Corporation announced today its March 201 5 global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 269,749 units sold. This figure represents 3.0 % year-on-year growth compared to the same month of 201 4 .
In March , Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China ( 11.3 % growth with 61,431 units sold), the domestic Korean market ( 8.5 % growth with 42,305 units sold) and North America ( 7.9 % growth with 65,426 units sold).

Cumulatively through the first three months of 2015, Kia’s global sales totalled 690,775 units for a year-on-year increase of 0.5%. Korea (114,512 units sold), North America (155,659 units sold) and China (166,641 units sold) have seen a 6.0%, 5.8% and 2.0% rise in sales, respectively.
Kia's bestselling model in overseas markets in March 201 5 was the B -segment Rio (known as 'K 2 ' in China ) with 39,934 units sold. The Sportage compact CUV was the second best seller with 38,165 units sold, while the C -segment Cerato (known as ' Forte ' or ‘K3’ in some markets ), Optima D-segment sedan and mid-size Sorento CUV followed with 35,698 , 22,479 and 19,060 units sold, respectively.