The 500,000th Kia sold in the UK was a cee’d 1.6 CRDi hatchback purchased by Dale and Amy Pollard, a married couple from Leicester, from Kia’s Sandicliffe Leicester dealership. The handover ceremony for the new ‘13’ plate cee’d was held on the 28 May at the dealership.
To celebrate the occasion, and alongside the complimentary Care-3 Service Plan from Sandicliffe, Kia Motors (UK) Limited presented the couple with a bottle of Champagne, a bunch of flowers, a £150 mothercare voucher and a certificate recognising the milestone sale.
The first Kia launched in the UK was the Pride in 1991 – Kia’s original A-segment car and predecessor to the current Picanto. 1,786 Kia vehicles were registered that year. The 100,000 registration landmark was reached just three years later, in 1994, with the sale of a Rio hatchback and a Sportage crossover was the brand’s 250,000th vehicle sale in 2008. The top three best-selling Kias in the UK so far in 2013 are the Sportage, Picanto and cee’d respectively.Source: Kia