11 August 2020

Kia Euro Sales (By Model) : 2000-2019


Kia arrived in Europe in 1991, starting with the Pride model. In time the Mentor and Sportage joined the team and by the year 2000, several models were being offered. There were ups and downs in this period so could look at its early history in the region with pride? Time to tell.

2000-04. For the first few years, half a percent of total sales was all the brand could achieve. The Sorento was followed by the Picanto and between them fortunes started to improve. The Carens and Cerato also did their bit to assist the cause. Was this a sign of better things?


Model / Year 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

Picanto 58,579




Sorento 34,789 24,151 7,212


Rio/Pride 32,629 33,962 25,138 17,944 19,127

Carnival/Sedona 21,652 23,073 19,214 16,473 15,618

Carens/Joice 16,139 19,279 9,031 8,728 5,164

Cerato/Shuma etc 11,727 6,889 8,490 11,272 20,064

Magentis/Clarus 2,863 2,632 2,312 3,434 4,653

Sportage 1,394 2,898 5,820 13,508 18,320

Opirus 1,059 319



Retona


889 1,505

Others 349 13 48 19 108

Total 181,180 113,216 77,265 72,267 84,559

% Europe 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.6

2005-09. Market share did'nt fall below 1.5% for this five year stanza. That was a sudden improvement on the equivalent period just before. The Euro Cee'd model was a hit and total sales were consistently in the quarter million region. There was no suggestion that Kia was prepared to cede market share. Quite the opposite.


Model / Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

Cee’d/Cerato 97,893 100,945 71,415 20,527 25,590

Picanto 56,241 39,483 60,996 76,550 83,575

Rio 23,413 20,268 22,288 30,759 27,105

Sportage 21,294 26,372 32,076 32,147 36,309

Soul 20,168




Sorento 12,717 14,212 25,205 36,520 40,372

Carens 11,771 15,482 19,843 14,489 15,896

Carnival 6,282 7,584 15,011 22,104 22,959

Magentis 1,648 1,840 3,567 4,986 3,406

Venga 141




Opirus
153 405 1,317 1,139

Others 213 168 25 89 195

Total 251,781 226,507 250,831 239,488 256,546

% Europe 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6

2010-14.
This was a breakthrough five years as market share moved up strongly and consistently improving. The Sportage SUV went to tho of the sales chart for Kia, with the C'edd continuing its successful run. There was solid look to the model range.


Model / Year 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Sportage 96,281 90,165 82,563 65,222 28,544

Cee’d 75,913 87,416 75,529 69,118 89,094

Rio 58,319 57,935 69,438 28,345 16,713

Picanto 51,403 50,716 58,145 51,114 46,265

Venga 25,275 30,163 31,225 40,182 34,192

Carens 22,463 14,490 621 1,879 3,396

Soul 10,287 3,190 5,493 11,237 15,259

Sorento 9,364 7,592 10,678 13,329 13,732

Optima/Magentis 3,426 3,375 4,364 132 815

Carnival


1,896 3,561

Others 11 84 482 220 120

Total 352,742 345,126 338,538 282,674 251,691

% Europe 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.2 1.9

2015-19. A repeat dose of increase with sales now close to half a million. It was only back in 2003 that the 100,000 mark was passed. It really has a presence in Europe and a springboard to add to what's gone before with the models the company has.


Model / Year 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

Sportage 110,330 121,376 129,501 140,008 104,512

Cee'd 110,399 72,079 69,533 79,779 73,126

Picanto 74,975 75,116 62,275 55,052 54,192

Stonic 65,913 56,151 10,536


Niro 57,693 44,501 33,582 8,531

Rio 35,966 43,604 70,696 68,936 64,121

Optima 12,469 14,389 16,398 9,752 3,272

Venga 11,511 17,768 24,008 26,722 28,530

Sorento 9,987 10,259 12,602 15,464 16,591

Soul 4,982 11,554 12,400 13,886 16,333

Stinger 3,582 3,855 1,168


Carens 989 19,877 19,306 21,039 22,108

Others 73 37 26 20 19

Total 498,869 490,566 462,031 439,189 382,804

% Europe 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.7

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