2 Feb 2013

Kia Motors sees 23.4% jump in sales

7:27 am on 2 February 2013

Kia Motors Corp said on Friday its sales rose 23.4% in January from a year ago due to robust overseas sales.

The company said in a statement that Kia sold 260,572 vehicles last month, compared with 211,116 units sold a year earlier.

The figure also represents a 17.7% jump from 221,332 vehicles sold in December last year.

AAP reports that domestic sales in South Korea rose 5% to 36,250 vehicles in January, with exports soaring 26.8% to 224,322 units.