Kia Motors is having an excellent year so far. The Korean auto maker has increased sales almost 50% from the previous year's sales figures. In Quarter 2, Kia sales were up 61% from the second quarter in 2009.
Kia Motors Corporation announced its global sales growth of 49.2% in the first half of 2010. This was based on shipment volume of 990,000 units.
Export market sales, along with domestic sales, increased significantly due to the continuous launch of new models onto the global marketplace, including the Kia Cadenza, Forte Cerato and all-new Sorento in the US.
In only a few short years of selling automobiles globally, Kia has reached a major milestone, the South Korean company has sold over 1 million cars.
In June of 2010 alone the company's sales rose 16.2% - compared to the same month last year. 184,111 units, including passenger cars, light off-road vehicles and commercial vans and trucks were sold in the month.
Hyoung-Keun Lee, President of Kia Motors Corporation, said in the recent report, "I am encouraged to see sales of Kia vehicles around the world eclipse the 1 million unit annual mark faster than ever before in…