Kia Sportage Hits Five Million Sales

Kia's Bestselling Model in the UK

Kia Sportage Hits Five Million Sales


Kia's global bestselling model the Kia Sportage recently hit five million cumulative sales.

• Milestone figure achieved during Sportage’s 25th anniversary
• Current-generation Sportage reaches a million sales 29 months after launch
• Kia’s bestselling model in the UK in 2017
•Sportage first introduced the idea of the ‘urban SUV’ to consumers in 1991

The Kia Sportage is a compact SUV and the latest model was launched in 2016. With its all-new stylish look, the Sportage is more popular than ever, with average global sales of 38,000 units per month in 2017. 


The Bestselling Kia Sportage


39,683 Kia Sportage's Delivered to Customers in the UK

First Generation Kia Sportage

With 39,683 Kia Sportage's delivered to customers in the UK in 2017, the Kia Sportage is firmly the brand's biggest seller and makes up for over a third of UK sales last year.

The Sportage was first introduced to the Kia range at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show. For the first time, the concept of the 'Urban SUV' was revealed to consumers and set the blueprint for a compact and practical SUV, that can be used for myriad environments. It was an instant success, with the first generation Sportage, recording total lifetime sales of over 500,000 units.

After seven years of production, sales of the second-generation Kia Sportage totalled 1,223,776 units globally whilst the third-generation model exceeded one million sales in just four years, helping the Kia Sportage reach two million cumulative sales during its sixth year in production.

One-Millionth Sportage Sold in January

Fourth Generation Sportage

The current Sportage is the fourth generation of the best-selling model. It is sleek and stylish, offering unparalleled practicality, and an abundance of convenience and safety technologies. Its engine is more efficient than ever and is one of the best performing compact SUV's in its class. The Kia Sportage's popularity has continued to soar and the one-millionth Sportage was sold in January, after only 29 months on-sale.

Renowned for its design, the third and fourth Kia Sportage generations were awarded 'iF Design' and 'red dot' design prizes. The Kia Sportage also achieved the highest safety ratings from the USA’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in 2017, whilst it was awarded the full five stars in Europe by Euro NCAP.

Kia Sportage at Grovebury Cars

Kia Sportage

Here at Grovebury Cars, we have been selling new Kia and approved used Kia for more than a decade. Throughout this time we have grown a reputation as one of the friendliest and most knowledgeable Kia dealers in the area. We have two Kia dealerships based in Dunstable and Bicester, where we stock the entire Kia range including the bestselling Kia Sportage.

You can arrange to test drive the Kia Sportage online or for further information about the Kia Sportage, contact our team today who will be happy to assist with your enquiry.