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Craig, quality man....


If it wasnt so damn frustrating it would be funny, given its an alledged car a minute maybe there is a "heavy demand" for every car in their production line seeing as thats there current excuse for the 6 month waiting list on the sportage!!!
 

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Quite a nauseating film. The narrator sounds drunkand shouldn't that be "Slowva-KIA"?
 

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What makes it even more annoying is the fact that apart from choosing which model of Sportage you have, there are no 'extras packs' to complicate the production process. If you take most other cars on the market, you choose your model then add on all the extras - all complicating the production process - not so with Kia - so why the delay????
 

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I have no real idea for the "delay" but I can hazard a few guesses :-








Kia are a relatively small player in the worldwide car market - especially in their overseas marketplaces.



The success of the new Sportage has taken them completely by surprise - especially with the demand for the high end diesel models. Hyundai who share the plant have exactly the same problem.



Kia are not geared up to handle this situation.



They are unable to change production format or production lines as fast as they would like to or are able to because of the structure of the plant set up in Slovenia.



Their communication skills are zero - which doesn't help the situation.



Many of their dealers are no different from your "typical car salesman" - they will tell you anything to close a sale or a deposit. They can then pass the buck on to Kia.



The current situation was predicted by those in trade from the moment the FE was introduced.



Just as a further opinon if you are disappointed with the delay wait until you try and use the sat nav and bluetooth. I would expect that any software update is low on Kia's "to do" list.



All the above aside it is a fantastic motor !!!!!!!
 

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a little number crunching taken from here
http://www.kmcir.com/


<TABLE style="WIDTH: 256pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=339>
<COLGROUP>
<COL style="WIDTH: 6pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 227" width=8>
<COL style="WIDTH: 66pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 2503" width=88>
<COL style="WIDTH: 52pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 1962" width=69>
<COL style="WIDTH: 44pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 1649" span=3 width=58>
<T>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 18pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=24>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; WIDTH: 168pt; HEIGHT: 18pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; mso-ignore: colspan" =xl141 height=24 width=223 colSpan=4>China Plant Sales (ex-factory)</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; WIDTH: 44pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl142 width=58></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; WIDTH: 44pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl142 width=58></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 24pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=32>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : silver; HEIGHT: 24pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl139 height=32 colSpan=2>Year 2011</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : silver; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl144>Total</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : silver; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl144>Jan</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : silver; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl144>Feb</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : silver; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl144>Mar</TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 15.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=21>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; HEIGHT: 15.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl146 height=21></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl161>Rio (Pride)</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl147> 8,109 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl147> 5,118 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl147> 2,991 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl147></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 15.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=21>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; HEIGHT: 15.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl149 height=21></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl163>Cerato</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 14,146 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 8,322 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 5,824 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 15.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=21>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; HEIGHT: 15.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl149 height=21></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl163>Forte</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 21,687 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 13,947 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 7,740 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 15.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=21>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; HEIGHT: 15.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl149 height=21></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl163>Soul</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 1,716 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 905 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 811 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 15.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=21>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; HEIGHT: 15.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl149 height=21></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl163>Optima (Lotze)</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 710 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 228 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 482 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 15.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=21>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; HEIGHT: 15.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl149 height=21></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl163>Sportage</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 17,498 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 10,338 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 7,160 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 15.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=21>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; HEIGHT: 15.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl149 height=21></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl163>Carnival</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> - </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 18.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=25>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; HEIGHT: 18.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl151 height=25></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl166>DYK Total</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl152> 63,866 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl152> 38,858 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl152> 25,008 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl152> - </TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 15.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=21>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; HEIGHT: 15.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl154 height=21></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl164></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl153></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl153></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl153></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl153></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 18pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=24>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; HEIGHT: 18pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; mso-ignore: colspan" =xl141 height=24 colSpan=4>Slovakia Plant Sales (ex-factory)</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl142></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl142></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 24pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=32>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : silver; HEIGHT: 24pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl140 height=32 colSpan=2>Year 2011</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : silver; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl158>Total</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : silver; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl158>Jan</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : silver; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl158>Feb</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : silver; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl158>Mar</TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 15.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=21>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; HEIGHT: 15.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl155 height=21></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl161>cee'd</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl147> 17,148 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl147> 9,116 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl147> 8,032 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl147></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 15.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=21>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; HEIGHT: 15.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl160 height=21></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl163>Sportage</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 12,999 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 6,473 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 6,526 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 15.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=21>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; HEIGHT: 15.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl160 height=21></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl162>* EL</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 12,874 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl150> 6,316 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl150> 6,558 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl150></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 18.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=25>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; HEIGHT: 18.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl151 height=25></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl165 align=middle>KMS Total</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl152> 43,021 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl152> 21,905 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl152> 21,116 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl152> - </TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 12pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=16>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; HEIGHT: 12pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl154 height=16></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; mso-ignore: colspan" =xl167 colSpan=3>* EL : Hyundai's sub-compact CUV ix35</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl153></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl153></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 15.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=21>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; HEIGHT: 15.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl154 height=21></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial Narrow'; COLOR: white; FONT-SIZE: 7pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; TEXT-DECORATION: none; mso--source: auto; mso-pattern: auto; text-underline-style: none; text-line-through: none" =xl167></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl153></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl153></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl153></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl153></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 18pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=24>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; HEIGHT: 18pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; mso-ignore: colspan" =xl141 height=24 colSpan=4>US Plant Sales (ex-factory)</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl142></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl142></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 24pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=32>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : silver; HEIGHT: 24pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl140 height=32 colSpan=2>Year 2011</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : silver; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl158>Total</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : silver; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl158>Jan</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : silver; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl158>Feb</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : silver; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl158>Mar</TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 15.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=21>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; HEIGHT: 15.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl160 height=21></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl163>Sorento</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 23,204 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 11,562 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 11,642 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 15.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=21>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; HEIGHT: 15.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl160 height=21></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl162>* CMa</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl148> 17,082 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl150> 8,653 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl150> 8,429 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl150></TD></TR>
<TR style="HEIGHT: 18.75pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=25>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; : transparent; HEIGHT: 18.75pt; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0" =xl151 height=25></TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl165 align=middle>KMMG Total</TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl152> 40,286 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl152> 20,215 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl152> 20,071 </TD>
<TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0 0.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; : transparent; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0 0.5pt" =xl152> - </TD></TR></T></TABLE>
 

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It would be interesting to compare the above "sales" with the actual plant "production". Bettr still the model production figures - I understand there is a desperate shortage of the high end diesel engines.
 

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Kia Reports New Sales Figures Record



With 2010 total sales reaching 56,114 Kia Motors (UK) Ltd., has smashed its previous best performance as well as recording a new market share record of almost 2.8 per cent.

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Continuing its Europe-leading role, Kia has shrugged off any lasting effects of the recession thanks to a clutch of new models and remarkable demand for its range of top quality vehicles - all backed by a fully transferable seven year warranty that shook the European new car market to its foundations at the start of the year.
And in the retail-only marketplace motorists spending their own money flocked to the brand in even larger numbers enabling Kia to capture a 4.1 per cent share.
Sales Director Yaser Shabsogh said: "2010 has been another astounding year for Kia and its dealers - despite the ending of the Government-backed scrappage scheme in the spring. It is clear that good value and quality products have bucked the trend and that has allowed us to pass 2009's record total of 50,636 vehicle by a very strong margin.
"Increasing our total sales volume by 11 per cent compared to 2009 is astounding in itself, but to do that when the overall UK market is only up by nearly two per cent is even more remarkable.
"With strong performances from our core models of cee'd and Picanto plus the attraction of the all-new Sorento and Venga the number of new customers coming to our dealers' showrooms has surged. And since the introduction of the all-new Sportage in the late summer and autumn we have seen phenomenal demand from both existing customers and people new to the brand - so much so that we have an extensive waiting list for new Sportage," he added.
According to Michael Cole, Managing Director of Kia Motors (UK) Ltd., the next year also promises to maintain the upward growth.
He commented: "During 2011 we have another three all-new models due to arrive in showrooms - all benefiting from our new design-led DNA and that unmatchable warranty.
"Although we don't expect quite the same rate of growth in the year ahead we are confident that Kia will continue to challenge the mainstream brands and I am certain that we will be looking at a new record total this time next year."
Kia's total 2010 sales were led by Kia Picanto which found 16,451 new homes during the year. The European-built Kia cee'd range recorded 13,408 sales. The company's top five was completed by old and new Kia Sportage with sales of 5,618, the new Kia Venga with 3,796 units sold and 3,704 Kia Sorento models registered.
 

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After looking at this video, yes it is well produced, but I ask as the rest of the contributors do. If one car comes off the line per minute why have I waited 7 months for my top of the range diesel Sportage? I know it tends to be blamed on the diesel engine plant backlog.
 

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It's "a car" that comes off the production line every minute not a specific type or model.
There is no relationship between these production figures ans your wait for the top of the range Sportage.
 
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