Kia marks 40 years of exports with 15 millionth unit
New milestone for Kia that exported its 15 millionth unit, 40 years from the official start of export activities to foreign markets. The nominated milestone vehicle was a Sorento sent to a customer in the Middle East.
In these four decades, the Kia Rio was the most exported model with 2.23 million units, followed by Sportage (1.57 million), Picanto (1.43 million) and Sorento (1.08 million).
The more receptive global market in term of Kia's export activities is North America, which accounts for just over 6 million vehicles and precedes Europe and Middle East/Africa. Kia is active with production plants in US, China, Slovakia and Mexico.