26 August 2019

Kia Global Sales (By Model) : 2019 (Jan-July)


Kia had nearly 1.6 million factory sales for the first seven months of the year. The Sportage is the most popular by some distance with 18% of the total. The small cars Rio, Cerato and Picanto come next. Production in China isn't going well and that will impact on global sales if that persists. At least Kia isn't that reliant on that market.


Rk Model 2019 % '19 Class

1 Sportage 283,501 17.9% SUV

2 K2/Rio 163,019 10.3% PC

3 K3/Cerato 161,912 10.2% PC

4 Picanto 121,540 7.7% PC

5 Sorento 118,774 7.5% SUV

6 K5/Optima 118,737 7.5% PC

7 Soul 98,661 6.2% SUV

8 Niro 79,778 5.0% SUV

9 Ceed 78,937 5.0% PC

10 Stonic 78,157 4.9% SUV

11 Carnival 66,280 4.2% MPV

12 LCV 56,519 3.6% CV

13 Pegas 39,525 2.5% PC

14 Telluride 35,289 2.2% SUV

15 K7/Cadenza 28,662 1.8% PC

16 Ray 18,518 1.2% MPV

17 Stinger 14,138 0.9% PC

18 K9 7,091 0.4% PC

19 Venga 6,577 0.4% MPV

20 K4 5,165 0.3% PC

21 Seltos 3,598 0.2% SUV

22 Mohave 2,559 0.2% SUV

23 HCV 812 0.1% CV

24 KX3 230 0.0% SUV


Total 1,587,979


Data Source: Kia Motors.

24 August 2019

Hyundai Global Sales (By Model) : 2019 (Jan-July)


Hyundai and Genesis managed 2.5 million factory sales of cars and commercial vehicles in seven months of 2019. Although a strong passenger car maker, SUVs are taking more share each year, like everywhere else.

The Tucson SUV is the best selling vehicle, ahead of the Avante (aka Elantra) with the i20 super mini. It may surprise some that the Creta (ix25) SUV comes in fourth and the new Kona already up to fifth. The Accent (Verna, Solaris) pips the Sante Fe into sixth.


Rk Model 2019 % '19 Class

1 Tucson 388,439 15.5% SUV

2 Avante 293,524 11.7% PC

3 i20 219,729 8.8% PC

4 Creta 183,380 7.3% SUV

5 Kona 174,081 6.9% SUV

6 Accent 169,750 6.8% PC

7 Sante Fe 168,625 6.7% SUV

8 LCV 123,487 4.9% CV

9 Sonata 123,005 4.9% PC

10 Grand i10 98,857 3.9% PC

11 i30 71,669 2.9% PC

12 Grandeur 60,796 2.4% PC

13 i10 57,021 2.3% PC

14 Palisade 54,234 2.2% SUV

15 Lafesta 48,250 1.9% PC

16 Santro 47,315 1.9% PC

17 Ioniq 44,650 1.8% PC

18 HCV 28,530 1.1% CV

19 Venue 28,194 1.1% SUV

20 Reina 23,897 1.0% PC

21 Mistra 20,061 0.8% PC

22 G80 19,138 0.8% PC -Gen

23 G70 17,904 0.7% PC -Gen

24 ix20 13,597 0.5% MPV

25 G90 13,451 0.5% PC -Gen

26 Velostar 9,816 0.4% PC

27 Nexo 2,380 0.1% SUV

28 i40 1,668 0.1% PC


Other EU 1,562 0.1%


Total 2,507,010


Data source: Hyundai Motors.

22 August 2019

Volvo Global Sales (By Model) : 2019 (Jan-July)


Volvo sales for this seven months is just shy of 400,000 sales. Two SUVs hold the top positions but all models contribute something. Rather than get into which models are up or down in sales, the focus of the data below is on which models have improved their contribution and which ones haven't. The 2019 share is for seven months while the 2018 is the full year. Blue is increased share, yellow the opposite.

Regionally, Europe has 50.6% of sales, up from 49.5% for the full 2018 year. China has held its share (20%) while the other two regions, North America (15%) and The Rest (14%) have lost some share.


18 19 Model 2019 % '19 % '18

1 1 XC60 111,951 28.3% 29.5%

6 2 XC40 74,062 18.7% 11.8%

3 3 60 Series 60,279 15.2% 14.7%

2 4 80/90 Series 55,741 14.1% 17.2%

4 5 XC90 55,443 14.0% 14.7%

5 6 40 Series 37,894 9.6% 12.1%


Other 2


Total 395,372

Data source: Volvo Group.