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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.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

USA SALES FEBRUARY - KIA - Even with an all new car, sales are seriously down on the month.

Best-Ever February Sales for the Forte Family of Compact Cars
Kia Motors America today announced February sales of 42,673 units, led by the Optima midsize sedan with 8,892 units sold. The month also saw the best February sales performance in company history for the Forte family of compact cars, and 2,143 units of the all-new Niro crossoversold in its first full month of availability.

Although the brand had its best ever February for the Forte family and the Niro posted significant numbers in the month, it has to be noted that Kia US still posted sales of over 7,000 units lower than a year ago, and thats a number that the brand can not sustain for long before it becomes a major issue.


MONTH OF FEBRUARY
YEAR-TO-DATE
Model
2017
2016
2017
2016
Rio
840
1,461
1,826
2,891
Forte
8,506
8,187
14,773
13,516
Optima
8,892
9,630
16,741
18,043
Cadenza
372
585
688
959
K900
31
83
65
151
Niro
2,143
N/A
2,185
N/A
Sportage
5,231
5,860
9,854
10,663
Sorento
6,845
8,101
13,024
14,796
Sedona
2,111
3,988
3,649
5,990
Soul
7,702
11,842
15,494
21,033
Total
42,673
49,737
78,299
88,042