Kia Motors 15 millionth overseas export vehicle shipped to the UAE

Posted on Aug 30, 2015 by

Kia Motors is celebrating the global export of its 15 millionth vehicle, with the milestone car an all-new Sorento shipped to M/s. Al Majid Motors Co. – the sole distributors of Kia vehicles in the UAE.

KIA 15 millionth

Kia achieved 10 million overseas vehicle exports in March 2011, meaning that it has taken only four-and-a-half years to increase exports by a further 50 percent. The past decade has seen rapid growth expansion for Kia Motors globally, as the earlier five million overseas export vehicle figure taking 30 years to reach.

Kia’s 15th millionth export unit was its popular Sorento model, which rolled off a vessel at Jebel Ali’s Dubai port. The event was attended by top executives from the regional headquarters of Kia Motor Corporation, representatives from Al Majid Motors Company – Kia Distributors of the UAE, as well as officials from shipping company Glovis and DP World.

Mr. Alex Chung, President of Kia Middle East and Africa, said: “This impressive feat marks the beginning of many more achievements, thanks due to the strategic opportunities available in the Middle East – a dynamically unique market. Kia’s first ever export to the region occurred in 1975 when 10 Brisa pick-up trucks were shipped to Qatar. The 15 millionth export signifies our continuing legacy in the region and today – 40 years later – Kia Motors Middle East and Africa have operations that cross more than 50 countries. Kia exported more than 320,000 new vehicles to the Middle East and Africa last year and we expect this number to increase in .”

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