Kia's record August | Industry - Car News Sep 2020

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15:51 Wednesday 09 Sep 2020

Kia delivered a record 4,179 new cars to UK customers last month, its best ever August performance.

Kia’s total was up by 21 per cent compared to August 2019, bucking the trend of a declining UK new car market.  Although Kia’s total sales for the year so far are down on last, August’s figures show a promising return to form following the coronavirus lockdown.

Over 500 e-Niro battery electric models were sold, making it the second-best seller in the battery electric market, while the hybrid Niro found 751 owners to make it top in its sector.

Kia’s UK chief Paul Philpott said, “The fact that the UK new car market overall was down by more than five per cent clearly shows that business is not fully back to normal, but we and our dealers have worked incredibly hard after lockdown to get back to business quickly and to communicate with our loyal and new customers to emphasise just how good the Kia range is in these difficult times.”

 

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