In the month of August, Kia UK recorded their best ever sales with a total market share growth of 5.2 per cent on a year-to-date basis with 7,124 units coming in from the Kia e-Niro.
According to the numbers published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders in September, Kia has registered 57,435 units in 2021, growing its market share by 5.2 per cent as compared to 4.62 per cent in the same period last year.
In the month of August, Kia sold a total of 4,329 and its market share rose from 4.79 per cent, last year to 6.4 per cent in August.
Kia’s range of eco vehicles have been gaining popularity as well with the Niro family of cars registering 982 sales. Kia now ranks seventh in the monthly eco-market share at 5.8 per cent and fourth on a year-to-date basis with an eco-market share of 6.8 per cent.
Kia’s dedicated BEV, the e-Niro sold 513 units in August 2021 garnering a market share of 6.9 per cent. This number has fallen from July 2021’s 842 units. Year-to-date (data published in September), Kia has sold a total of 7,124 units of the e-Niro holding on to a market share of 7.7 per cent. The BEV continues to be the second best-selling electric vehicle in the UK.
Kia has been testing a new generation 2022 e-Niro that is scheduled to be made available by the second half of next year in the UK. The new Kia e-Niro features a complete overhaul in the exterior design as well as changes expected to the powertrain and faster-charging architecture.
The Kia Sportage on the other hand continues to be the Korean manufacturer’s best-selling car in the UK registering 1,355 sales in August. Continuing its run in the top-10 best-selling cars in the UK, the Sportage ranks fourth of any make or model on a year-to-date basis.
In the UK, the new-generation Sportage has been developed with Europe specifically in mind. It made its first public debut at the IAA Mobility 2021 and will go on sale later this year with deliveries expected to begin in early 2022.
It’s fantastic to see the Sportage continuing to sit at the top of its segment, despite entering its final few months on sale before its exciting all-new replacement arrives next year. We are immensely proud of our pioneering eco vehicle range, which will soon be strengthened further with the addition of the EV6 and all-new Sportage.Paul Philpott, President and CEO, Kia UK Limited
The IAA Mobility also saw the debut of the EV6 BEV. This is Kia’s first model built on the E-GMP architecture allowing for 800V high-speed charging and a range of battery and motor options.
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