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Kia sales go up

Wed, 07 Jan 2009
The number of motorists buying a car from Kia in 2008 went up compared with 2007, it has been claimed.

Figures from the manufacturer revealed it sold 31,323 new motors last year - an increase of six per cent on the previous 12 months.

Kia put its success in the face of economic uncertainty down to the "remarkable response" to its cee'd line-up of vehicles and its "industry-leading" seven-year warranty.

Managing director Paul Philpott said the company had made a conscious decision to focus on working with motivated and profitable dealers - adding this had clearly paid off.

"The fact that we have been able to weather the desperate economic conditions that have hit the markets ... is testament to that plan," he stated.

Last month, Kia's Sportage model scooped the title of Value for Money Champion at the Planet 4x4 Awards for the third year in a row.

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