Kia turned in a record sales performance in 2014, delivering 77,000 cars during the year and setting an all-time high for the brand. The Sportage, Picanto, cee'd and Rio were the biggest sellers, respectively, selling between 13 and 20 thousand units each. It's a great result for a brand that's reinvented itself in the last five years, and is a 7.5% improvement over 2013.
President and Chief Executive of Kia UK Paul Philpott said "the UK new car market has performed well in 2014 with premium products and light commercials doing particularly well - so to maintain our momentum is both heartening and encouraging for our dealer network - who have been busy investing in better facilities and services for our growing army of customers.
"With only one all-new product unveiled in 2014, the new Kia Soul, the year could have proved difficult but the energy and enthusiasm of everyone connected with the brand and on the on-going design appeal of our products coupled with a strong consumer appeal has meant we have continued our growth. Looking forward we launch our all-new Sorento in April, we have major enhancements to our core Picanto and Rio ranges plus an update of Venga. Later in the year we will see exciting developments in the cee'd range and an all-new Optima, so I am confident that our growth will continue," he added.
With more fantastic Kia vehicles on the way in 2015, we expect this to be another great year.
Hendy Kia (Eastleigh)
Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9PT
Tel: 023 8062 7510
Hendy Kia (Portsmouth)
Southampton Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 4RW
Tel: 023 9232 2900
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