Records keep tumbling at Kia

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

  • Best ever year with 72,090 sales in 2013
  • Best ever retail performance
  • Further growth planned in 2014

Even more new car buyers in the UK are turning to Kia as record sales figures in 2013 show with Kia Motors (UK) Limited recording 72,090 sales in the year and a new retail sales record as well.

With Sportage and cee'd leading the way - 20,796 and 14,021 examples respectively - the Kia network delivered more than 37,600 cars to retail customers during the year to hit a new record retail market volume.

Paul Philpott, President and Chief Executive of Kia Motors (UK) Limited said: "As the UK car market recovered Kia was well placed to benefit and I am very pleased to see us reach both new total sales numbers and record retail sales figures.

"We have continued to carefully manage rental sales but our dealer network has done more business with local companies than ever before. That means a strong and profitable network and ever-improving residual values behind the Kia brand rather than a performance inflated from the centre at high cost and with high impact on trade values," he said.

Continued growth

Philpott went on: "Looking forward to 2014 we expect to see our sales continue to grow - even though some analysts are suggesting the overall market growth will slow - and with the continued enthusiasm of our dealers we confidently expect to reach the 75,000 unit mark this year."

Kia's total sales in 2013 reached 72,090 - up 8.2 per cent on the 2012 figure of 66,629 to record an overall market share of 3.21 per cent compared to 3.26 per cent in the smaller 2012 market.

Sportage and cee'd were followed in Kia's Top Five by; Picanto - 13,875, Rio - 11,314 and Venga - 6,143 sales.

Kia's sales performance over the last five years has more than doubled - both in overall and retail terms.

Year

Total Vol. 

Total share

Retail Vol.   

Retail share 

2008

31324 

1.47%

15858 

1.78%

2009

50637 

2.54%

37551 

3.70%

2010

56114 

2.76%

39111 

4.08%

2011

53615 

2.76%

27040 

3.29%

2012

66629 

3.26%

31615 

3.40%

2013

72090 

3.18%

37643 

3.50%

Ends

For further information on Kia please visit www.kiapressoffice.com or contact:

Stephen Kitson

Director of Corporate Communications

 

skitson@kia.co.uk - 01932 832075 - 07795 011936

   

Matthew Bendall  

Senior Press Officer

 

mbendall@kia.co.uk - 01932 832073 - 07747 149149

   

Sara Drummond-Bell 

Senior Press Officer

 

sdrummondbell@kia.co.uk - 01932 832072 - 07919 482332

   

Carly Escritt

Press Officer (Press Fleet)

 

cescritt@kia.co.uk - 01932 832071 - 07557 262252

   

Rosie Puxley

Press Office Assistant

 

rpuxley@kia.co.uk - 01932 832079 - 07795 011475

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