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Monday, 10 October 2016

USA SALES SEPT - Kia grows by 3.3% with teh Forte range being it's best ever September, and the SUV's adding hugh numbers.

  • Sportage CUV Surpasses Previous All-Time Annual Sales Total
  • Year-to-Date Sales Up 3.3%
With 49,220 units sold last month – including best-ever September performances by the Forte family of compact cars and the Sportage CUV. 
Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the highest sales total through the first three quarters in company history. 
Year-to-date sales are up 3.3 percent as demand for the Sportage, Kia’s longest-running nameplate in the U.S, has surged to new heights.

“On the strength of double digit gains for the Rio, Forte, Sportage and Sedona nameplates through the first nine months of the year, Kia’s upward trajectory continues despite the industry showing signs of little growth,” said Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and EVP, KMA.

MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
YEAR-TO-DATE
Model
2016
2015
2016
2015
Rio
2,141
1,480
24,165
20,276
Forte
8,256
5,388
79,608
63,300
Optima
9,010
11,719
89,327
118,303
Cadenza
390
859
3,753
4,880
K900
68
329
621
1,905
Sportage
6,282
4,012
63,510
39,008
Sorento
8,137
9,380
85,602
85,761
Sedona
3,051
3,039
37,355
29,864
Soul
11,885
13,614
107,823
112,683
Total
49,220
49,820
491,764
475,980
* 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.