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SA car sales: Picanto and Rio sell volumes for Kia during first month of the year

2019-02-06 05:30

Janine Van der Post

Image: Kia Motors SA

Kia Motors sold 1144 for the first month of the year, setting the Korean automaker off to a good start.

The little pocket rocket Picanto is the carmaker's top-volume seller with 612 units of the popular city car sold during January.

Launched in July 2017, the third-generation Picanto has been a best-seller since it has been introduced to the local market.

It's available with two petrol engine options (1.0-litre and 1.2-litre) and three specifications (Start, Street and Style). Prices start from R150 995.

Something for everyone

The Rio found 316 new owners and the Sportage SUV sold 165 units.

READ: 5 things to know about Kia's family-friendly Grand Sedona

Kia's great people-mover sold 27 units of the Grand Sedona and 20 of the 7-seater Sorento.

The Soul sold three units while one Cerato was sold.

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