Thursday, 27 April 2017

Kia Overseas Factory Sales By Model : 2015

The new KX3 crossover made in China

Kia is expanding its overseas operations with a facility about to open in Mexico. For now cars are made in five countries, four abroad. So let's look at each one briefly.

China: 21% of all Kia cars are made here, covering seven models. The K3 range accounts for 46% of all of that model's factory sales globally. The K4 and KX3 are exclusively made in China.


China2015% total

K3 / Cerato / Forte191,41046%

K2164,11434%

Sportage110,98323%

K462,147100%

KX347,432100%

K538,51614%

Soul1,4941%

Total616,09621%

Slovakia accounts for 12% of all Kia factory sales. Two are only made at this location, the C'eed and Venga. The Sportage is the other and the largest numerically produced there.


Slovakia2015% total

Sportage198,95242%

C'eed109,392100%

Venga29,656100%

Total338,00012%

The USA makes up 9% of total Kia factory sales. The Sorrento makes up half of the global units, the Optima about 40%.



USA2015% total

Sorento147,36550%

K5 / Optima109,52239%

Total256,8879%

Finally one model is of Russian origin, sourced from a Hyundai plant. 3% of total Kia cars comes from there.

Russia2015% total

Rio101,9343%

Total101,9343%

Summary: Overall the factories are well spread around the world, and with Mexico about to come on line an even wider reach. Well done Kia for allowing us a glimpse into its operations. Good publicity for them too.
The Kia K5 or Optima made in Korea, China and the USA

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