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Kia posts 15% sales growth

Kia Motor Corporation posted a 15 per cent global sales growth last month with total sale of 208,704 vehicles.

During the period Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in all of its overseas regions – 45.2% in China (34,419 units sold), 26.6% in Europe* (40,840 units sold), 26.3% in North America (51,887 units sold), and 3.7% in general markets* (40,222 units sold), while sales in the home market of Korea declined by 9.7% (40,706 units sold).

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New Hyundai accent off to roaring start

The Hyundai Accent was America’s best-selling sub-compact car in July. “The all-new Accent outsold two great small cars we really respect in July – the Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “In fact, it was the best-selling subcompact in the industry last month, its first full month of sales. It’s a good indication that consumers are connecting with our new design, 40-mpg fuel economy, and the Assurance Trade-In Value Guarantee. It’s a great recipe for this economy.”

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class, SLS AMG best cars of 2011

Recently, at a readers’ survey conducted by the major German motoring magazine, “auto, motor and sport” the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was awarded the best car in the luxury car segment while the Mercedes-Benz SLS got the award for the best sports car. For two years in succession, the SLS has therefore been voted the “Best car of the year” in its category. The S-Class saloon on the hand, has likewise won this coveted award several times in recent years.

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A sparkling performance from Chevy

Never before has a small car impressed me like the new Chevrolet Spark which was introduced into the Nigerian market recently by NMI Motors, a member of the CFAO Automobile Group. Though I had sighted the new Chevrolet Spark at various times at the NMI showroom on Oshodi-Apapa expressway Lagos but never picked much interest on the muscular looking small hatchback.

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