RECORD SALES FOR Kia in June is good news for all. The month means that the company now has a first half-year total, which is the best figure since 2010, and the company says ‘points the way to the continuing growth across the UK car market for the brand.’ It seems the Sportage is the leading model in the range. Paul Philpott, President and Chief Executive of Kia Motors (UK) Limited said: “June has been excellent for our dealers with very strong retail demand and I believe this shows that confidence is returning to the UK new car market. With our sales 12 per cent up over the same month last year, a first half performance has surpassed the height of scrappage scheme”. It is obviously very good to hear these results and it will be interesting to see if other motoring manufacturers announce similar findings over the coming weeks.