Kia Motors America Announces Best-Ever October Sales

Sixth Consecutive Monthly Sales Record Pushes Year-To-Date Sales Up 7.4 Percent

Nov 03, 2015, 13:37 ET from Kia Motors America

IRVINE, California, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced best-ever October sales of 50,044 vehicles, a 12-percent increase over the same period last year. Led by the Optima and Soul with 14,381 and 12,246 units sold, respectively, October marked Kia's sixth straight monthly sales record.

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"Kia is a challenger brand, and our ability to outpace the industry without the benefit of a truck in our lineup speaks volumes about consumers discovering the new Kia," said Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and EVP, KMA. "With the all-new 2016 Optima arriving in showrooms and the completely redesigned 2017 Sportage making its North American debut at the LA Auto Show this month, this is an exciting time for Kia as we push toward a strong finish to the year."

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 OCTOBER

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2015

2014

2015

2014

Rio

1,571

2,534

21,847

31,921

Forte

5,198

5,190

68,498

58,983

Optima

14,381

11,840

132,684

134,486

Cadenza

1,018

608

5,898

8,237

K900

229

62

2,134

1,168

Sportage

4,476

3,743

43,484

36,386

Sorento

8,593

7,656

94,354

84,234

Sedona

2,332

2,376

32,196

8,032

Soul

12,246

10,685

124,929

126,264

Total

50,044

44,694

526,024

489,711


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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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