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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, 6 August 2016

USA SALES JULY - Kia reports a best ever July, following on from a best ever first half of the year worldwide.


  • Year-to-Date Sales Up 5.7 Percent
Following the best first half performance in company history, Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported best-ever July sales of 59,969 units, up 6.5 percent over the same period last year. The brand’s sixth monthly sales record in seven months included:
  • The highest July sales totals for the Forte family of compact cars and Sportage compact CUV in company history
  • Double digit increases for Rio, Forte, Sportage and Sedona over July 2015


“Showroom traffic and sales have shot up over the last six weeks since J.D. Power recognized 

Kia as the highest scoring nameplate in the industry for initial quality and bestowed four APEAL awards to our world-class offerings in some of the largest and most competitive segments,” said Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and EVP, KMA. 

“With the market cooling and customers looking for smart choices, these recent accolades reflect the satisfaction of our owners – many of whom are new to the Kia brand – and help strengthen our position as so much more than simply a value leader.”


MONTH OF JULY
YEAR-TO-DATE
Model
2016
2015
2016
2015
Rio
3,331
2,227
18,699
17,062
Forte
10,303
7,868
63,045
51,050
Optima
9,780
12,638
70,847
92,604
Cadenza
335
410
3,091
3,699
K900
61
480
500
1,190
Sportage
8,111
5,292
50,340
29,247
Sorento
9,854
9,749
68,932
66,170
Sedona
5,037
3,672
29,157
24,280
Soul
13,157
13,975
83,685
81,961
Total
59,969
56,311
388,296
367,263
 * 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.
** K900 available in select trims and in select markets with limited availability.
*** Soul EV in select markets with limited availability.