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Kia sales up by almost 60 percent

KIA'S ARRIVAL has boosted sales for the South Korean carmaker in Slovakia.

In 2006 the sale of Kia cars rose 56.9 percent to 1,710 units over the year, the Automotive Industry Association told the SITA news wire. Kia's market share increased from 1.53 percent in 2005 to 2.2 percent in 2006.

The company reported record monthly sales last December, with 208 units sold. This meant 2.45 percent of the market share, said Juraj Vydarený from Kia Motors Sales Slovensko.

Slovak drivers were the most interested in the models that are most popular on foreign markets. But now they can also drive a new European model, Kia cee'd, that is completely produced in the Žilina plant. More than 20 cee'ds were registered in Slovakia from the time production started to the end of 2006.

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