Kia recently reported sales of 557,599 units throughout 2012, setting an all-time sales record for the automaker in a year.
“Kia is a completely different company from what it was just three years ago, and 2012 will go down as a milestone year that demonstrated the power of our brand transformation, which began with the arrival of the Soul in 2009,” said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and KMMG. “As Kia continues to grow and strengthen the brand, we remain committed to advancing value to new levels of sophistication by introducing vehicles with world-class design, technology and amenities.”
Porsche AG also recently announced that itsold more sports in 2012 than any other year. The automaker reported the delivery of 141,075 vehicles, accounting for an increase of 18.7 percent when compared to last year’s record sales.
While the automaker reported double-digit growth in all regions during 2012, the bulk of its cars were purchased in the United States. More than 35 percent of its customers were Americans.