Sportage Leading the Global Kia Sales

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Kia Sportage, considered as the most successful product in South Korean automaker’s lineup is once again living well up to its reputation contributing with highest global sales for the month of September 2020.

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Kia announced to have sold 260,023 units of its vehicles around the world in September 2020 which is 10.3% more than it did in the same month a year earlier. The Sportage SUV remained the top-selling car across the world with 33,999 units followed by relatively new Seltos SUV which made its world debut last year, posted an impressive 31,144 units sales in September while the new K5 sedan was at the third place with 25,635 units sold across the globe.

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Back in its home market, Kia saw 21.9% increase from a year earlier with 51,211 units, driven by strong sales of the Carnival luxury MPV the latest generation of which debuted in August and has received overwhelming response.

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Kia’s sales in overseas markets increased by 7.7% from a year earlier to 208,812 units, thanks to encouraging sales of its SUVs including Sportage, Seltos and the newly launched Sonet which saw record-breaking bookings in India and sold more than 9,000 units within just 12 days of its launch.

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Kia expects even better results in terms of global sales in future as car sales around the world are recovering after COVID-19 disruption. The company has also unveiled the latest generation of Sorento SUV in USA which is expected to go on sale towards the end of this year & will begin reaching other global markets thereafter. With the world inundated with SUV craze, Kia is enjoying handsome sales primarily due to a vast variety of quality SUVs present in its lineup which other automakers currently lack.

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In Pakistan too, the Sportage is leading the flag for the South Korean automaker with sales up to 1,500 units a month as per unofficial sources, whereas the company is in process of introducing up to 3 more SUVs before July 2021 to avail the benefits of Auto Policy 2016-21. With presence of more SUVs in its lineup, Kia is aiming to entice sedan consumers into buying compact SUVs and is likely going to trouble the existing players with their conventional lineup.

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19 days ago

Quality that other automakers’ products do not have? I do not agree since even today quality to people belonging to old school class means maintenance and the health of the car in and after period of five to ten years. No doubt KIA is banging, it has stayed afloat in 90 day period, something it never did in past years. However, let’s just wait and see how car customers feel after the car has passed 50,000 to 90,000 miles. It is usually this number after which a car’s dent in pocket is felt. So let us not just be hasty… Read more »

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18 days ago

I chose not to mention S.U.V. because none of the vehicles offered by KIA are as strong as Toyota Land Cruiser or even Rav4. Sportage or Telluride or other nameless vehicles are for city car users, not for people like us who take their cars in areas where roads are not even known to people as a thing you drive on.

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18 days ago

They are, however, has any KIA or Hyundai customer ever actually owned there cars as long as owners keeping their Toyota? As far as I am aware, customer reviews available on JD power belong to those who have either managed to achieve 15,000 miles or one year period and under this timeline a car is supposed to stay in one piece.
Lastly, do you really believe that Toyota is not aware about quality of KIA and Hyundai, would they just let themselves be swept away? Being a professional you know a detailed answer than I do.

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18 days ago

I have already clarified that for me quality means cheaper long-term ownership, I want vehicle I know is not going to cost me high amount before 150,000 kilometers. This point is still missing in KIA, Hyundai, Genesis or other crap brands Koreans have come-up with. Moreover, I think that you have several contacts who are using Sportage, if it is not too much to ask, could you please ask one of them to share review of a car after they have run it for 50,000 kilometers at-least. Because I doubt that taking a car on one time trip to Naran… Read more »

14 days ago

Thanks for shear this amazing post