Kia buck UK new car sales downturn | Car Talk - Car News Oct 2017

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14:43 Thursday 05 Oct 2017

Kia have bucked the trend of a declining UK new car market by posting record sales last month.

The Korean manufacturer enjoyed its best September yet, with 15,706 units sold representing a 2.4% increase on the same month last year against an overall drop of 9.3% in the UK new car market as a whole. The record September sales also saw Kia increase their share of the UK new car market. The Sportage proved to be Kia’s most popular model, selling a total of 6,356 units in September.

Paul Philpott, President and Chief Executive of Kia Motors (UK) Limited said, “Undoubtedly the UK new car market is slowing and conditions are tough but we have seen sustained demand for our range of appealing and dependable vehicles resulting in a new September record for the brand.”

 

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