07.04.2021: 4.79 per cent UK market share within the first quarter of 2021, with 20,365 items offered year-to-date

Kia stays the UK’s second best-selling EV model year-to-date

e-Niro is the UK’s second best-selling EV thus far in 2021

    4.79 per cent UK market share within the first quarter of 2021, with 20,365 items offered year-to-date

    Kia stays the UK’s second best-selling EV model year-to-date

    e-Niro is the UK’s second best-selling EV thus far in 2021

    UK seller community maintains measures to assist prospects full automobile purchases remotely forward of reopening

Kia Motors (UK) Restricted has recorded its best-ever first-quarter market share within the first three months of 2021, in line with new knowledge revealed at the moment by the Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT).

Kia has registered 20,365 automobiles thus far this 12 months, giving the model a 4.79 per cent share of the UK new automobile market – up from 4.61 per cent over the identical interval in 2020. Kia additionally continues to strengthen its presence within the eco-car sector, and is the second best-selling battery electrical car (BEV) model within the UK, year-to-date. The absolutely electrical Kia e-Niro is the nation’s second best-selling BEV thus far in 2021, with 3,269 items registered.

Throughout its full mannequin line-up, the corporate offered a complete of 11,221 items within the UK in March, regardless of difficult market situations. Kia’s seller community continues to supply a confirmed vary of initiatives to assist potential prospects full their buy remotely, with most sellers throughout the UK providing a web based ‘click on and acquire’ service.

A spread of on-line communications instruments, together with ‘On-line Chat’, are additionally accessible to assist prospects full purchases safely. The re-opening of showrooms later in April can even allow patrons to have interaction extra carefully with their native Kia dealership.

Paul Philpott, President & CEO of Kia Motors (UK) Restricted, commented: “March 2021 stands in stark distinction to earlier years. Nevertheless, alongside our seller companions we have now nonetheless been in a position to present high quality service and merchandise to our UK prospects by adapting to the key challenges posed by the pandemic.

“As showroom doorways start to open, our seller community continues to provide prospects the instruments they should full a purchase order remotely, according to the newest steering and the evolving expectations of patrons. That stated, we’re excited concerning the prospect of our showrooms throughout the remainder of the UK opening their doorways once more later this month, for the numerous prospects preferring to buy a automobile in-person.”

Daniel Sayles- photograph KIA

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