Kia Motors America Sets Third Consecutive Monthly Sales Record With Best-Ever July Performance

Year-To-Date Sales Up 7.7 Percent; Forte Compacts Up 41 Percent in July

Aug 03, 2015, 14:04 ET from Kia Motors America

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- After outpacing the industry with the best first-half sales performance in company history, Kia Motors America's (KMA) momentum continued in July with a record 56,311 vehicles sold. Kia is up 5.0 percent year-to-date, and the best-ever July sales total came in a month that saw:

  • The K900 earn the highest-ever overall score in AutoPacific's® Vehicle Satisfaction Awards as well as Cadenza, Soul and Sportage topping their respective segments;
  • Soul EV availability expand to Oregon and Washington; and
  • The Sedona win the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEALsm) award in the Minivan segment.

"SUVs continue to push the industry, and while Sportage and Sorento were part of that trend, the big news for Kia is that our car line continues to make gains as demonstrated by the Forte compacts' sharp increase in July," said Michael Sprague, Chief Operating Officer and EVP, KMA. "Consumer confidence remains high, and with Kia's standing as a proven quality leader we are seeing customers shopping the brand in increasing numbers as our summer sales event continues."

About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea.  KMA proudly serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA and set an all-time annual sales record in 2014, surpassing the 500,000 unit mark for the third consecutive year. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K9001 flagship sedan, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CUV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Soul Electric Vehicle2, Sportage compact CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door subcompacts and the Sedona midsize multi-purpose vehicle, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the United States.  Kia's U.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, builds the Optima* and Sorento* and is responsible for the creation of more than 15,000 plant and supplier jobs.

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* The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX, SX & Limited and certain LX Trims only) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.


MONTH OF JULY

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2015

2014

2015

2014

Rio

2,227

3,791

17,062

23,757

Forte

7,868

5,566

51,050

43,517

Optima

12,638

13,588

92,604

96,401

Cadenza

410

587

3,699

6,002

K900

480

132

1,190

948

Sportage

5,292

4,412

29,247

24,368

Sorento

9,749

8,749

66,170

60,670

Sedona

3,672

775

24,280

4,351

Soul

13,975

14,709

81,961

89,708

Total

56,311

52,309

367,263

349,722

1 2015 K900 V8 available in select trims and in select markets with limited availability.
2 Soul EV in select markets with limited availability.

 

 

 

SOURCE Kia Motors America



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