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I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

USA SALES MAY - Kia drives sales forward with a minor increase in sales for the month, YTD still way ahead.

Double Digit Gains for Kia’s Crossovers Includes All-Time High for the Sportage Compact CUV;

Year-to-Date Sales Up 3.5 Percent

Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced best-ever May sales of 62,926 units. The brand’s fourth monthly sales record within the first five months of the year was highlighted by double digit increases for the Sportage and Sorento CUVs, including the highest single month total for the Sportage in company history.




“Our popular ‘Summer’s On Us’ sales event generated significant showroom traffic, and we reached new heights in May despite two fewer selling days this year and an overall slowing of sales seen throughout the industry,” said Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and EVP, KMA. “

With the all-new Sportage attracting more customers than ever before, and the return of our music-loving hamsters in a new campaign for the Soul, we are confident customers will continue to discover all that the ‘New Kia’ has to offer.”


MONTH OF MAY
YEAR-TO-DATE
Model
2016
2015
2016
2015
Rio
2,241
3,615
10,130
12,415
Forte
9,910
8,584
43,572
35,275
Optima
10,895
16,349
51,887
66,478
Cadenza
468
526
2,553
2,930
K900
54
133
377
542
Sportage
8,568
4,487
33,680
20,405
Sorento
11,914
10,743
46,960
47,454
Sedona
5,170
4,110
18,297
15,174
Soul
13,706
13,886
58,299
56,142
Total
62,926
62,433
265,755
256,815