Kia smashes records with personal best

There may still two months left in 2012, but Kia is celebrating early thanks to record UK sales figures.

Kia’s UK sales to date have exceeded the manufacturer’s best full year performance, which was recorded in 2010.

Kia has announced that year-to-date sales have reached 57,736 models, which is a 21.4 per cent increase on 2011.

That’s also 1,622 more cars sold than the overall record figure set in 2010. Last October was also a successful month for the manufacturer which was up 13.2 per cent on the 2011 thanks to 4,837 new vehicle deliveries.

Kia’s overall market share for the year-to-date stands at 3.26 per cent, which is markedly better than the 2.82 per cent the manufacturer had at the same time last year.

Commenting on the company’s performance Michael Cole, Managing Director at Kia Motors (UK) Limited said: “It’s great to have passed our record 2010 total with two months of the year to go.

“Our recently revised product line-up is proving popular with customers and it’s thanks to our excellent dealer network that even without the Scrappage Incentive Scheme that we had two years ago that we continue to increase our appeal amongst both private and business users.”

There are a number of factors for Kia’s impressive performance which can be largely attributed to the positive performance of the cee’d, the Picanto and the Rio.

The all-new Kia cee’d went on sale on 1 June, and is currently available from £14,395. The car has been praised for its immense value for money, its practical interior space, its high-quality cabin and great range of equipment. The Kia cee’d is available as a hatchback, an MPV or sportswagon.

People interested in buying any of the above models can visit Perrys Kia dealerships.