Yonhap News AgencyJune 3, 2013 03:46
SEOUL, June 3 (Yonhap) -- Kia Motors Corp., South Korea's second-biggest automaker, said Monday that its sales jumped 5.9 percent in May from a year earlier due to brisk sales abroad.
Kia sold 253,701 vehicles in May, compared with 239,577 units in 2012, the company said in a statement.
Its overseas sales increased 7.7 percent on-year to 214,201 vehicles in May. That helped offset a 3.1 percent drop in domestic sales. Kia sold 39,500 vehicles in South Korea in May.
For the first five months, Kia sold 1,208,566 units, up 3.8 percent from a year ago, according to Kia.