Month of July continues Kia’s success story
Kia recorded a new all time record sales performance for the month of July with 6027 cars delivered to customers.
Paul Philpott, President and Chief Executive of Kia Motors (UK) Limited said “we have set new sales records almost every month this year and clearly our excellent dealer network and our line-up of stylish, high quality cars, backed by the best warranty in the business, is a strong attraction as the new car market continues to show the way out of the recession. The SMMT are now forecasting a much stronger market this year and everyone at Kia will be looking to make the most of that opportunity.”
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders announced a raised forecast for 2013, with total expected sales of 2.2 million, Kia continue to attract strong retail sales and saw its year to date market share reach 3.26 per cent with sales so far amounting to 43,205 vehicles.
The Sportage is leading the way for Kia, 1707 customers took delivery of their new 4x4 Sportage last month and just behind was the new Kia cee’d with 1365 sales. These two models also took the top two positions in the year to date sales charts with 12,433 and 8,743 sales respectively. The Picanto, Rio and Venga completed Kia’s Top Five with sales in July of 998, 807 and 555 units respectively.
The popular Sportage and c’eed
The Kia Sportage is a fantastic 4x4 it offers style and substance for families; the latest model is longer, wider and lower than the previous model but retains the key SUV features that made the second generation Kia Sportage so popular. It is available with a fully integrated satellite navigation system featuring a seven inch full map colour touchscreen integrated seamlessly into the central dash console providing access to a large selection of UK and European maps and points of interest. The new Kia cee’d is equally as stylish with a muscular looking shape the exterior features include chrome side glazing surround and wraparound headlamp clusters, body coloured bumpers and mirrors with tinted glass windows for ultra sleek aesthetics. The interior has a driver oriented dashboard with the steering wheel mounted controls. Interior materials are of a high quality and black leather seats are available on the ‘4’ and ‘4’ tech models together with adjustable drivers memory seat and heating steering wheel which completes the luxury on these models. There is also the added reassurance of the 7-Year Kia Warranty which is simply the ‘longest and best’ warranty available on any car.