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Korean brand sees sales increase in all markets

Kia has defied the global economic downturn by posting a 40.4 per cent increase in worldwide sales.

The Korean brand reported year-on-year sales increases in every region, including China, north America and Europe, selling 155,223 units in September.

Kia shifted 9772 cars in the UK in the same month, giving Kia a 2.66 per cent market share in the UK, a new record for the manufacturer.

“We are pleased to see Kia post sales growth across all markets this month,” Hyoung-Keun Lee, president of Kia Motors said.

“Although scrappage programs in many key markets are currently being phased out, we are confident that we are well positioned for continued growth with our new, exciting product introductions that will continue into next year and beyond.”

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Lee23404 12 October 2009

Re: Kia global sales soar 40.4%

Well done Kia, glad my taxes are being put to good use!

On a more serious note, Kia now have a decent range of cars (Soul excluded of course) and deserve success.

If i had to go budget though it's still Hyudai for me, I quite like the look of the i30.