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Global sales of Soul EV top 5,000 units

All Headlines 10:15 October 08, 2015

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's second-ranked carmaker, Kia Motors Corp., said Thursday that it has sold more than 5,000 units of the Soul EV since its launch last year, helped by relatively strong demand from overseas markets.

The Soul EV, the electric vehicle edition of the Soul box-typed vehicle, was launched in April 2014. Up until August this year, its sales came to a total of 5,399 units, according to Kia Motors.

The carmaker said that it sold 1,177 Soul EVs here and 4,222 units in overseas markets during the cited period. In August alone, overseas sales of the Soul EV rose to an all-time monthly high of 676 units.

The Soul EV ranked first in Germany's electric vehicle market in August by elbowing out such rivals as the A3 e-tron and the Model S of Tesla. Its market share there was 25 percent.

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